Nandini Bedekar

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Vidushi Nandini Bedekar
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Birth nameNandini Bedekar
Born (1966-11-14) 14 November 1966 (age 57)
OriginMumbai, India
GenresKhayal, Bhajans, Thumris
Occupation(s)Hindustani classical music

Vidushi Nandini Bedekar (born 14 November 1966) is a Hindustani classical music vocalist from Mumbai. [1] She belongs to the Jaipur-Atrauli gharana tradition. Nandini Bedekar was initiated into the Hindustani classical music by Gaanasaraswati Kishori Amonkar and was groomed by her for 35 long years till her passing away in April 2017. [2] [3] Her training involved 10 years in Guru–shishya tradition (staying with the Guru for entire period of learning) followed by talim under her Guru's strict supervision for next 25 years as well. She has also received guidance from Gaanatapaswini Mogubai Kurdikar of Jaipur-Atrauli Gharana. Nandini Bedekar accompanied Kishori Amonkar for her concerts all over India as well as abroad. [4] [5] As a solo vocal performer, Nandini Bedekar has performed in many Hindustani Classical Music concerts and festivals. [6] [7] [8]

Nandini Bedekar is one of the closest and senior disciples of Kishori Amonkar. [9] She also contributed to Kishori Amonkar's book ‘Swararthramani’.[10] [11]


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  3. Kusnur, Narendra (April 4, 2018). "Remembering Kishoritai" – via
  4. Khanna, Shailaja (April 3, 2017). "A musical festival like no other". The Asian Age.
  5. "Month after she passed away, Kishori Amonkar's ragas heard once more". May 6, 2017.
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  7. "Beautiful Bharathanatya". Deccan Herald. May 15, 2017.
  8. Gokhale, Sandhya (March 5, 2011). "A melody called Kishori" – via
  9. "'She always said, sing to express, not impress'". April 5, 2017.
  10. "How an apartment became important: How an apartment became important for classical music fans | Kolhapur News - Times of India". The Times of India.
  11. "Buy Swararthramani: Raagrasasiddhant Book Online at Low Prices in India | Swararthramani: Raagrasasiddhant Reviews & Ratings -".

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