Pt. Uday Bhawalkar
My Dhrupad guru
My Guruji, Pt. Uday Bhawalkar is a torch barer of the ancient Dagar Baani tradition of today. He has learned from the great maestros Ustad Zia Mohiuddin Dagar and Ustad Zia Fariduddin Dagar Sahab in Guru Shishya Parampara. He has been sharing his knowledge to all of his disciples with a very open heart and in a very creative way. I am very fortunate to have Guruji like him in my life. Truly it has been a lifetime experience to be with him at his home for learning in the traditional way under Guru Shishya Parampara. His vision and humble guidance has always given a new life to all the Dhrupad listeners and the students under him. I am very blessed and fortunate to be one of his favourite students.
Pt. Vijay Koparkar
My Guruji in Khayal singing
I was very fortunate to learn Khayal singing from Pt. Vijay Koparkar ji during my masters degree in Pune University for three years. Divine experience to be under his guidance for a short period of life but that has taught me many life lessons.
Dr. Vikas Kashalkar
My Khayal Guruji
The very first person who supported me in Pune while I was looking for a Guru. What a humble and great knowledgable Guru. He taught me for a short time but I learned a lot from him about many new ways of looking at Raga. Also the way he used to teach was such a great experience to be with his visionary creative space. Such a rare artist who is expert of theory as well as practice.