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is a flute
The flute is a musical instrument of the woodwind family. Unlike woodwind instruments with reeds, a flute is an aerophone or reedless wind instrument that produces its sound from the flow of air across an opening...
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...
) player following the Hindustani
Hindustani classical music is the Hindustani or North Indian style of Indian classical music found throughout the northern Indian subcontinent. The style is sometimes called North Indian Classical Music or Shāstriya Sangeet...
style of music
Music is an art form whose medium is sound and silence. Its common elements are pitch , rhythm , dynamics, and the sonic qualities of timbre and texture...
. He is a trained Electrical engineer and an alumnus of SDM College of Engineering and Technology
Sri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara College of Engineering and Technology , is a private engineering college located in Dharwad in the state of Karnataka, India...
Dharwad, also known as Dharwar, is a city and a DISTRICT PLACE in India's Karnataka state.Dharwad is the administrative seat of the Dharwad District. The municipality of Hubli-Dharwad covers an area of 200.23 km²...
. He plays traditional Hindustani style of flute as well as contemporary. His is father "Pt.Venkatesh Godkhindi" is a renowned bansuri maestro,vocalist and a-grade radio artist, mainly serving AIR, Dharwad. He started learning flute from father at very tender age of 3. Venkatesh Godkhindi trained the son for decades together.Praveen has mastered father's own unique style of singing on flute(gayki style).He is a master of thanthrakari style. He has experimented with fusion of both Indian and Western music.
He has given many solo concerts in India and abroad. He is playing a very significant role in popularizing the Indian Classical Music among the masses . He, in many of his concerts, starts with a popular song and then goes on expanding the tune to reveal the classical intricacies of the song. He has composed music for innumerable popular TV serials, movies, dance ballets and dramas. He is known for his fusion albums and a raga based TV show "Ragaranjini.". His album by name "Raaga Rang" in association with saxophone maestro Shri Kadri Gopalnath has been very popular