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Time : Saturday, 12th November 2005, 8.30PM - 11.30PM

Venue : Gadkari Rangayatan - Thane (W)

Note : Ticket rates are Rs. 50, Rs. 30, Rs. 20.

Chief Sponsorer : V S Marathe Jewellers Pvt Ltd

Pictures of the festival :
SwarGanga Music Festival 2005
(16 pictures)

Video clips of the festival :

Audio clips of the festival :

File Name File Type File Size (KB) Creation Time
Music Symbol Dhananjay Hegde - Bhairavi - Thumrimp37,438.16   08/21/22 14:08:04
Music Symbol Dhananjay Hegde - Raag Darbari Kanadamp314,443.16   08/21/22 14:08:15
Music Symbol Dhananjay Hegde - Raag Sohonimp34,691.02   08/21/22 14:08:21
Music Symbol Saniya Patankar - Khamaj Tappa & Desmp36,398.88   08/21/22 14:08:28
Music Symbol Saniya Patankar - Raag Malkaunsmp310,803.98   08/21/22 14:08:37

Saniya Patankar - A disciple of Dr. Ashwini Bhide
Dhananjay Hegde - A disciple of Pt. Vinayak Torvi
Harmonium Accompaniment - Chaitanya Kunte - A disciple of Dr. Arawind Thatte
Tabla Accompaniment - Pt Omkar Gulvady
Saniya PatankarSaniya Kulkarni Patankar : Saniya was initiated into Hindustani classical music by Smt. Lilatai Gharpure at the age of 6. Little Saniya was born into a musical family in 1978. Her talent was discovered at the age of 3. Her parents decided to nurture and groom her talent. Today she is a leading disciple of Dr. Ashwini Bhide-Deshpande, famous singer of the Jaipur-Atrauli Gharana. She has a "Sangeet Visharad" with distinction.

Besides being a regular artist of Akashwani, All India Radio, she has travelled extensively all over India and has performed in many prestigious conferences and music circles and received acclaim. She has won numerous awards and has been recognized by several leading musicians such as Pandit Jasraj, Dr.Prabha Atre, Smt Malini Rajurkar etc. For music samples and a detailed biography please visit
Dhananjay HegdeDhananjay Hegde : Born in 1978 in a musical family in Gunavante, a small village in Karnataka state, and having shown a natural inclination towards music, his parents Shri G. S. Hegde and Smt. Geeta Hegde showed made no mistake in nurturing this talent at a very young age. He tool music lessons with his mother and since 1989 he has been studying under the tutelage of Pt. Vinayak Torvi, a great music maestro of the country. With his dedication towards music and quality performance, Dhananjay has won the hearts of music listeners all over.

Dhananjay has performed at various music festivals such as Sawai Gandharva Music Festival Kundgol, Mysore Dasera Festival, Dadar Matunga Cultural Center, NCPA, Karnataka Sangh etc. He is a graded artist of the All India Radio and his programs have been telecasted on various TV channels. Dhananjay also holds many cassettes and CDs to his credit

Chaitanya KunteChaitanya Kunte is a disciple of Dr. Arawind Thatte. He has also received guidance from Pt. Mohanrao Karve for Hindustani Vocal music. He is one of the leading young artistes and has accompanied maestros such as Pt. Bhimsen Joshi, Pt. Ulhas Kashalkar, Pt Dinkar Kaikini, Ustad Rashid Khan, Pt. Birju Maharaj, Smt. VAsundhara Komkali, Padma Talwalkar, Shruti Sadolikar, Veena Sahasrabuddhe, Dr. Ashwini Bhide, Aarti Ankalikar and many others. Chaitanya also is a well appreciated composer.

His compositions cover a wide range of genre such as Khayal, Tappa, Tarana, Chataranga, Sadra, Saragam-geet, Thumari, Dadra, Bhajan etc. and a variety of Raags and Taals. He has composed music for Kathak dance and choreographies such as 'Amoorta', 'Rituchakra' etc. He also has scored music for several musicals for AIR, including 'Geet Govindam' of Jayadev, 'Meghadootam' of Kalidas, Sanskrit stotras of Shankaracharya, Vallabhacharya and Ramanujacharya and 'Upanishadannche Antaranga'. He has presented many theme concerts, such as 'Megha- Rang', 'Basant-Rang', 'Nayikaa-Bhaav-Tarang', 'Bhairavi-Darshan', 'Saaj Thumaricha' etc.

Pt Omkar GulvadyPt. Omkar Gulvady is a world renowned and highly sought after tabla accompanist. Born in a musical family in Mangalore, his grand father, a renowned great violinist and a versatile musician, inspired young Omkar to classical music. Omkar, a child prodigy, was initiated in music by his uncle Pt Ratnakar Bhat Gulvady. But, it was late Acharya Taranathji, a world renowned tabla and pakhwaj maestro who moulded Omkar into a refined tabla player. Late Pt Chidanand Nagarkar, Pt Mangesh Goverkar, Pt Devendra Murdeshwar influenced Omkar's soft and unperturbing Sangat.

Omkar has accompanied the various musicians such as Pt Mallikarjun Mansur, Pt Bhimsen Joshi, Pt Basavraj Rajguru, Pt Kumar Gandharva and Vidushi Dr. Gangubai Hangal, Pt Chidanand Nagarkar, Pt Jitendra Abhisheki, Pt Dinkar Kaikini, Pt Ram Marathe, Pt C R Vyas, Sangeet Vidushi Smt Kishori Amonkar, Begum Parween Sultana, Smt Shobha Gurtu, Smt Girijadevi, Pt Hariprasad Chaurasia, Pt Kartik Kumar, Ustad Shamim Ahmed, Pt M S Gopalakrishnan, Pt D K Datar, Dr. N Rajam, Pt Buddhadev Dasgupta, Pt Ram Narayan etc.

Omkar has participated in almost all the major Sangeet Sammelans of India and has toured US, Canada, UK, Europe and South Africa on musical ventures. Omkar is an A Grade artist of All India Radio and T.V. Network. Omkar has to his credit more than hundred audio cassettes and CDs.