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Pandit Motiram Pandit Maniram Sangeet Samaroh is an annual Indian classical music festival
Indian classical music
The origins of Indian classical music can be found in the Vedas, which are the oldest scriptures in the Hindu tradition. Indian classical music has also been significantly influenced by, or syncretised with, Indian folk music and Persian music. The Samaveda, one of the four Vedas, describes music...

 held at Chowmahalla Palace
Chowmahalla Palace
Chowmahalla Palace or Chowmahallat , was a palace belonging to the Nizams of Hyderabad state. It was the seat of the Asaf Jahi dynasty and was the official residence of the Nizam....

 in Hyderabad, India
India , officially the Republic of India , is a country in South Asia. It is the seventh-largest country by geographical area, the second-most populous country with over 1.2 billion people, and the most populous democracy in the world...

. The festival is organised by noted classical singer Pandit Jasraj
Pandit Jasraj
Pandit Jasraj is an Indian classical vocalist. He is the foremost exponent of the Mewati Gharana of Hindustani classical music.-Early life:Jasraj was born in Hisar, Haryana in an orthodox brahmin family to Pandit Motiramji, a classical exponent. His family is well known for singing in the Mewati...

 in memory of his father and brother, both classical musicians of repute. Some of the finest exponents of Indian Classical music perform at the festival on the invitation of Pandit Jasraj and he always performs on the 30th November every year, his father's death anniversary and a tribute to Pandit Jasraj’s guru, his mentor and his elder brother, Pandit Maniram, who died in 1986, and Jasraj renamed the festival to include his brother's name.


The festival was started in 1972 by Pandit Jasraj because of his bond with Hyderabad as he spent his childhood here and his father, Pandit Motiram's Samadhi is in the city. Maharaja Kishan Prasad Bahadur took his father to Chowmahalla Palace.
His father died in 1934, five hours before his concert at Chowmahalla Palace, where he was to be announced as the Royal musician in the court of Osman Ali Khan. Motiram and Maniram were not only vocalists but composers of repute. Amjad Ali Khan and Zakir Hussain
Zakir Hussain (musician)
Zakir Hussain , , is an Indian tabla player, musical producer, film actor and composer.-Early life:Hussain was born in Mumbai, India to the legendary tabla player Alla Rakha. He attended St...

 were introduced to the city audience for the first time in 1972 during the same festival.

The festival was held at various venues like Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan
Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan
Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan is an Indian educational trust. It was founded on November 7, 1938 by Dr. K. M. Munshi, with the blessings of Mahatma Gandhi...

, CIEFL, Nizam College
Nizam College
Nizam College was established in 1887 during the reign of Nawab Mir Mahaboob Ali Khan, Asaf Jah VI, in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh. It is located at Basheerbagh.-History:...

, and since 2009 it is held at Chowmahalla Palace. The entry to the event is free.

The 2011 festival

  • 29 November 2011 Pandit Sanjeev Abhyankar (Hindustani vocal); Jugalbandi Shashank Subramanyam (flute) & Vishwa Mohan Bhatt
    Vishwa Mohan Bhatt
    Vishwa Mohan Bhatt also known as V. M. Bhatt is an Indian slide guitar player. Bhatt is the creator of the Mohan Veena...

     (Mohan Veena)
  • 30 November 2011 · Ramkumar Mishra
    Ramkumar Mishra
    -Life and Career:Ramkumar Mishra is the grandson of Pandit Anokhelal Mishra from Banaras gharana and son of Pandit Channulal Mishra. He performs with all the major artists like Shiv Kumar Sharma, Pandit Vishwamohan Bhatt, Pandit Ronu Mazumdar, Pandit Jasraj etc....

     (Tabla Solo); Pandit Jasraj (Hindustani vocal)
  • 1 December 2011 Rattan Mohan Sharma
    Rattan Mohan Sharma
    Rattan Mohan Sharma is an Indian classical vocalist. He sings in Hindustani style of music.-Early life:Rattan Mohan Sharma was born in Rajasthan and is the nephew of classical vocalist, Pandit Jasraj...

     – (Hindustani Vocal); Master Bhakarnath (Shehanai); Dr.Jaspinder Narula  (Sufi Qawwali)

The 2010 festival

The 38th annual festival was held at Chowmahalla Palace from 29 November to 1 December
  • 29 November: Bharatanatyam by Sirisha Shashank, Sitar
    The 'Tablaman' is a plucked stringed instrument predominantly used in Hindustani classical music, where it has been ubiquitous since the Middle Ages...

     recital by Manju Mehta
    Manju Mehta
    -Early life:Manju Mehta was born in well-known Bhatt family of Jaipur. She had her initial training in sitar from her elder brother Pandit Shashimohan Bhatt. Her younger brother is the world renown Pandit Vishwa Mohan Bhatt. She learned classical music under Damodarlal Kabra and Pandit Ravi...

     and vocal of Pandit Sanjeev Abhyankar
  • 30 November: Flute
    The bansuri is a transverse alto flute of Bangladesh, India and Nepal made from a single hollow shaft of bamboo with six or seven finger holes. An ancient musical instrument associated with cowherds and the pastoral tradition, it is intimately linked to the love story of Krishna and Radha, and is...

     Recital By Master S. Akash
    S. Akash
    -Early life:S. Akash was born in Bangalore, India. He trained under flautist, Ronu Majumdar.-Career:S. Akash was the winner of the Idea Jalsa National Talent Hunt Winner. He has been performing solo since 2005. He performed at Pandit Motiram Pandit Maniram Sangeet Samaroh in 2010.-References:...

    , Tabla By Pandit Anindo Chatterjee
    Pandit Anindo Chatterjee
    Pandit Anindo Chatterjee is an Indian tabla player. He performed at Rashtrapati Bhavan when US president Barack Obama visited India in November 2010.-External links:*...

    , vocal concert of Pandit Jasraj
  • 1 December: Vocal by Ankita Joshi, vocal by Madhup Mudgal
    Madhup Mudgal
    Madhup Mudgal is a Indian Hindustani classical music vocalist., known for his khayal and bhajan renditions. A disciple of Kumar Gandharva, he is also a composer, cnductor and has been Principal of the Gandharva Mahavidyalaya, Delhi, a music and dance school since 1995.He received the prestigious...

     and Dr. Kadri Gopalnath (Saxophone)


It was held between 27–30 November that included Pritam Bhattacharjee
Pritam Bhattacharjee
Pritam Bhattacharjee is an Indian classical vocalist. He sings in Hindustani style of music.-Early life:He was born to Monjushree Bhattacharjee, a musician. He was trained under Amarendra Chakraborty till the age of 14. He also trained under Pandit Jasraj....

 (Hindustani vocal), Pandit Shiv Kumar Sharma (santoor), Tripti Mukherjee
Tripti Mukherjee
Pandita Tripti Mukherjee is an Indian classical vocalist. She belongs to Mewati Gharana.-Career:Tripti Mukherjee and her commitment over the past 14 years to spreading India's rich culture and heritage in their purest forms throughout America....

 (Hindustani vocal), Pandit Ulhas Kashalkar (Hindustani vocal), Kalari Academy of Performing Arts (Kalaripayattu), Suman Ghosh
Suman Ghosh
-Early life:Suman Ghosh began training at the age of 7 under the guidance of his mother Monika Ghosh. Later he trained under the maestros like Pandit Shrikant Bakre, Padmabhushan Pandit Jnan Prakash Ghosh, and finally, the living legend of Indian music, Padma-vibhushan Pandit Jasraj.-Career:Suman...

 (Hindustani vocal), Munnawar Masoom
Munnawar Masoom
-Career:Munnawar Masoom is a popular for his song Husne Muhabbat ka ada. He is known for his intense, powerful and enegetic style. His rendering pieces of the celebrated Sufi mystic poet Amir Khusro...

 (qawwali), Shashank Subramanyam (flute), Yogesh Samsi
Yogesh Samsi
-Early life:Yogesh Samsi born to renowned vocalist Pandit Dinkar Kaikini. His father the eminent vocalist Dinkar Kaikini initiated Yogesh at the age of six. At the age of four he started learning the tabla from Pandit H. Taranth Rao. Later, he sought the guidance of Ustad Allarakha Khan, one of the...

 (Tabla solo), Pandit Jasraj.


It was held on November 29 and 30. Performers include Sabir Khan
Sabir Khan
Sabir Khan is an Indian sarangi player. He belongs to Sikar gharana of music who have given several stalwarts to Indian classical music.-Early life:...

 (sarangi) and Vidushi Sudha Ragunathan (Carnatic vocal), Niladri Kumar
Niladri Kumar
Niladri Kumar is an Indian classical and fusion musician. He performed on the sitar from a young age and toured and released albums as an adult. He created a unique instrument, a modified sitar, which he named zitar.-Early life:...

 (sitar), Sanjeev Abhyankar (vocal), Rattan Mohan Sharma
Rattan Mohan Sharma
Rattan Mohan Sharma is an Indian classical vocalist. He sings in Hindustani style of music.-Early life:Rattan Mohan Sharma was born in Rajasthan and is the nephew of classical vocalist, Pandit Jasraj...

 (vocal) and Pandit Kumar Bose (tabla solo), Hemang Mehta (vocal) and Dr. N.Rajam
N. Rajam
-Early life:N. Rajam was born in Chennai in a musical family to Vidwan A. Narayana Iyer. Her brother is violinist T. N. Krishnan. Rajam started her initial training in carnatic music under her father...

 (violin), Pandit Vishwa Mohan Bhatt (Mohan Veena). Pandit Jasraj performed on the last day of the festival.


Pandit Jasraj, Shahid Parvez
Shahid Parvez
Ustad Shahid Parvez Khan is a sitar player of Hindustani classical music. He carries on a legacy of sitar playing that goes back several generations in his family. He belongs to the famous Etawah Gharana and belongs to the seventh generation of this musical lineage...

, Shashank, Vocalist Pritam Bhattacharjee
Pritam Bhattacharjee
Pritam Bhattacharjee is an Indian classical vocalist. He sings in Hindustani style of music.-Early life:He was born to Monjushree Bhattacharjee, a musician. He was trained under Amarendra Chakraborty till the age of 14. He also trained under Pandit Jasraj....

, Vijay Ghate
Vijay Ghate
-Early life:Ghate was born in Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh. He started learning his art at an early age of three in Jabalpur. He then moved to Mumbai, and learned for over twelve years under Suresh Talwalkar.-Career:...

, Ajay Pohankar
Ajay Pohankar
Ajay Pohankar is an Indian classical vocalist.-Early life:Ajay Pohankar was born in Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh. He had his initial tutelage under his mother Sushilabai Pohankar, a classical vocalist and a musicologist of Kirana gharana.-Career:...

, Manjari Chaturvedi
Manjari Chaturvedi
Manjari Chaturvedi is a popular Sufi Kathak dancer of India. She belongs to the Lucknow Gharana.She is known for creating a new art form of Indian classical dance called Sufi Kathak.-Early life and background:...

 (Sufi Kathak) and Sanjeev Abhyankar
Sanjeev Abhyankar
Pandit Sanjeev Abhyankar is a Hindustani classical music vocalist of the Mewati Gharana.He won the National Film Award for Best Male Playback Singer in 1999, for his song, Suno Re Bhaila" in Hindi film Godmother -Early life:...

. The festival was hosted by Durga Jasraj
Durga Jasraj
Durga Jasraj is an Indian television presenter and actress. She co-founded "Art and Artistes' Pvt. Ltd. ", an entertainment and event management company along with Vikram Shankar in 1999, which promotes classical music and subsequently co-founded Indian Music Academy in 2006.-Early life:Durga...



Niladri Kumar (sitar) and zitar, Taufiq Qureshi
Taufiq Qureshi
Taufiq Qureshi is an Indian classical musician. He is a percussionist and an composer.-Early life:Born in Mumbai, to legendary tabla player, Ustad Alla Rakha. His eldest brother is tabla player, Ustad Zakir Hussain. He received guidance from Ghatam Vidhwan, Pandit Vikku Vinayakram.-Career:Taufiq...

 ( percussion), Pandit Dinesh (Congo), Anand Sharma
Anand Sharma
Anand Sharma is the present Union Cabinet Minister for Commerce and Industry of the Government of India. He took charge after outgoing Minister Priyaranjan Dasmunsi fell into a critical condition due to a cardiac arrest. He was also given the portfolio for Ministry of Textiles on July 12 2011...

 (key boards and vocals, Agnelo Fernandes (key board) and Vijay Ghate (tabla), bhajan singer Anup Jalota
Anup Jalota
Anup Jalota is an Indian singer/musician, best known for his performances in the Indian musical form, the bhajan and the Urdu form of poetry: ghazal.He is popularly known as the Bhajan Samraat .-Early life:...

 performed at the festival.


Hariprasad Chaurasia
Hariprasad Chaurasia
Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia is an Indian classical instrumentalist. He is a player of the bansuri, the North Indian bamboo flute. Chaurasia is a classicist who has made a conscious effort to reach out and expand the audience for classical music.-Early life:Hariprasad Chaurasia was born in...

, Vikku Vinayakram and Selva Ganesh, percussion wizards, Mandolin U. Shrinivas
U. Srinivas
Uppalapu Shrinivas , is an Indian mandolin player of the Carnatic musical tradition of Southern India. Shrinivas plays an electric mandolin and has collaborated with John McLaughlin, Michael Nyman, and Michael Brook...

 and Pandit Jasraj performed.


Ustad Amjad Ali Khan (sarod), Raja Kale (vocal), Padma Subramanyam
Padma Subramanyam
Dr. Padma Subrahmanyam , is an Indian classical Bharatanatyam dancer. She is also a research scholar, choreographer, music composer, musician, teacher and author. She is famous in India as well as abroad: several films and documentaries have been made in her honor by countries like Japan, Australia...

 (Bharatanatyam) and Dr. L. Subramaniam.

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