Source: The Hindu; Author: Kuldeep Kumar; Photo Courtesy: K. Murali Kumar

The four-day Vishnu Digambar Jayanti Sangeet Samaroh, organised by Gandharva Mahavidyalaya to celebrate the 140th birth anniversary of the legendary musician-scholar Vishnu Digambar Paluskar, opened at the India Habitat Centre on August 16 with a vocal recital by Raghunandan Panshikar. Rajendra Prasanaa, assisted by Rishabh and Rajesh Prasanna, gave a flute recital choosing Bageshree as his opening raga. After an auchar-like short alap, he straightaway dived into a vilambit gat. He was tuneful with good command over his instrument but his strumming of the swarmandal strings as well as frequently changing flutes to create tonal variations divested the performance of some seriousness. He also played a drut gat and offered a competent rendering of Bageshree. Subh Maharaj accompanied him on the tabla.

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Fine fettle: Bhuvanesh Komakali. Photo: K. Murali Kumar