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Sukhwinder Singh Namdhari
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Sukhwinder Singh Namdhari
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Sukhvinder Singh Namdhari is one of India’s most dynamic tabla players, who is recognized worldwide for is unique style of playing.

Sukhvinder Singh was born in Ludhiana, Panjab, India was brought up in the Holy Village of Bhaini Sahib. It is here that Sukhvinder Singh embarked on his musical career.

Sri Bhaini Sahib is a spiritual ashram where His Holiness Sri Satguru Jagjit Singh Ji is the spiritual head of Namdhari Sikh sect. Sri Satguru JI have spent a lot of money for the development of Indian Classical Music and countless youngsters has become accomplished musicians.

When Sukhvinder was 5 years old, Sri Satguru Ji realised his potential and destiny, He began teaching him Hindustani Classical Music and noticed the natural gift of laya and taal he had within him and made him a disciple of the Late Ustad Nihaal Singh training him in Pakhwaj samrat. After receiving a sound foundation in pakhawaj, Sukhvinder left his home to study the traditional gurushishya parampara under none other than the world renowned tabla samrat Pandit Kishan Maharaj Ji of Varanasi (Banaras), a living legend in tabla playing. Pt Kishan Maharaj saw the potential and dedication in this young prodigy and gave him meticulous attention and tutelage. Pt Kishan Maharaj takes pride mentioning Sukhvinder as one his best disciples who is carrying out the tradition of his ‘Banaras Baaj’ –(Banaras style of table Playing)

Sukhvinder Singh has had a meteoric rise in popularity. A phenomenal performer who is sought after by many of India’s renowned artists. He is known for his keen capability to capture the audience with his spontaneous power and virtuosity during his performances. Sukhvinder has performed across the globe with eminent sarod virtuoso Ustad Amjad Ali Khan. He also toured extensively across USA and India with Vishwa Mohan Bhatt (Classical Guitar Player – Mohan Veena), which won a grammy award in 1994 –‘, A meeting by the River’ – released on a CD.

Sukhvinder Singh has also performed with India’s legendary Sitarist Pt. Ravi Shanker.

UK performances have included the BBC, Philharmonic Orchestra in London, House of Commons, The Proms in 1994 at the Royal Albert Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Bhartiya Vidya Bhavan. Sukhvinder Singh Namdhari has more than 40 CD’s in the market worldwide.
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