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Gajanan Anant Joshi
GharanaKhayal - GwaliorGajanan Anant Joshi
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Vilayat Hussain Khan 'Pran Piya'
Anant Manohar Joshi 'Antubua'
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Ramkrishnabua Vaze
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Gajanan Annat Joshi - 'Gajananbuwa' was a famous Violin player, Vocalist and Guru in Hindustani Art music. He had training under his father Pandit Anant Manohar Joshi (an illustious vocalist of Gwalior Gharana), Gayanacharya Ramkrishnabuwa Vaze (of Gwalior Gharana), Ustad Bhurji Khan (Jaipur Atrauli Gharana) and Ustad Vilayat Hussain Khan (Agra Gharana). He was one of the first solo Violin players in Hindustani music and he had a good fame as a Solo Violinist. He frequently performed solo Violin recitals in Tabla accompaniment of Ustad Ahmadjan Thirkawa and also performed Jugalbani with Pandit Ravi Shankar. But he left his career in Violin to persue vocal music. After this, he was more known as a vocalist and a Guru.

He worked as a Guru at 'Music Centre' (Department of Music), University of Mumbai and also served All India Radio as a music advisor. Gajananbuwa was a very able and influencial Guru. Many musicians were trained under him, including Shridhar Parsekar, Gajanan Karnad for Violin and Dr. Ashok Da. Ranade, Jayashri Patnekar, Kausalya Manjeshwar, Madhukar Joshi, Sucheta Bidkar, Arun Kashalkar, Ulhas Kashalkar, Shubhada Paradkar, Apoorva Gokhale and Pallavi Joshi, etc. for vocal music.

Gajananbuwa also composed many Khayal compositions. His compositions for solo Violin were published in book 'Pandit Gajananbuwa Joshi : Atmacharitra Ani Violinchya Gati' during celebration of his 70th birth year. His Bandishes are published in book 'Malaniya Gundhe Laao Ri'.

He received many awards such as Sangeet Natak Academy award (1972), ITC Sangeet Research Academy Award (1982), Tansen Sanman (Government of Madhya Pradesh, 1985), etc.
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