Prabhanjay Chaturvedi

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Bhajan Samrat

Prabhanjay Chaturvedi
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Native name
प्रभंजय चतुर्वेदी
Born (1969-07-01) July 1, 1969 (age 51)
Bhilai, Chhattisgarh
Genres
  • Bhajan
  • Ghazal
Occupation(s)
  • Musician
  • Singer
  • Music Director
  • Composer
InstrumentsHarmonium
Labels
  • H.M.V.
  • Red Ribbon
Associated actsAnup Jalota

Prabhanjay Chaturvedi (born 1 July, 1969), Bhilai, [1]Chhattisgarh is an Indian Bhajan and Ghazal Singer,Composer, Music Director, Musician popularly referred to as Bhajan Samrat.

He is a disciple of Bhajan Samrat Padma Shri Anup Jalota[2] Ji. His initial Guru was his father Late Pandit Maruti Sharan Chaturvedi. He has his name registered in [3]Guinness Book of World Records for continuous Bhajan Singing for 31 hours and 45 minutes.

Early life and education

Prabhanjay was born in a middle class family in Bhilai, steeped in a religious atmosphere. He started singing at the age of Six by reciting Chaupais of Ramayan under the guidance of his father and Music Guru Pt. Maruti Sharan Chaturvedi.

He completed his schooling from Bhilai. With a strong foothold in religion and devotion, he grew up listening to Masters such as Shri Puroshottam Das Jalota, Shri [Hariom Sharan, Shri Anup Jalota and Shri Sharma Bandhu thus developing an inclination towards singing Bhajans.

He received formal training of Classical Hindustani Music under Late Shri Raghunath Ramchandra Ghule (Gwalior Gharana) and imbibed a deep knowledge of music from Late Pt. Bimalendu Mukherjee. He trained in Light Music under Late Shri Bhagwan Prasad Sharma.

Career

He participated in numerous singing contests during his school and college days and emerged as a winner in all of them. He was the First artist from Chhattisgarh state to receive an A- Grade from Aakashvani, New Delhi, 2000 for his musical creations that he is often seen presenting on Aakashvani and Doordarshan.

He featured in almost 50 episodes of Doordarshan's show Subah Savere. He was the 1st Runner up in Ghazal based show Aadab Arz Hai hosted by Shri Pankaj Udhas Ji which was telecasted on Sony TV. He was also winner of Geet Bahar show telecast on ETC channel produced by T- Series.

His Bhajans are regularly broadcast on [4]Sanskar and Satsang Channel on television. His singing scaled new heights when he emerged as the winner of prestigious Lata Mangeshkar Award at Mumbai, 1991.

He has shared stage with Anup Jalota ji, Pankaj Udhas Ji, Jagjit Singh Ji, Hariom Sharan Ji, Ahmed and Mohammed Hussain, Ravindra Jain Ji and he has performed in various [5]sangeet samarohs . He has given more than thousands of performance in India and more than 50 performances outside India.

Awards and honors

He has received a number of awards and honors such as

Gold Medal in All India Music Contest, New Delhi, 1991

Swar Shri at Katni, Madhya Pradesh 1993

Mahakaal Sangeet Ratna by Mahakaal Sangeet Samaroh, Ujjain, 1996

Abhinav Kala Samman by Abhinav Kala Parishad, Bhopal, 1997

Sangeet Bhushan from Odisha Government ,2007

Chakradhar Samman in 2008 and many more state and national level decorations to his name

One of the Highlights of his career was when he got his name featued in the Guinness Book of World Records in 2005 for marathon Bhajan Singing for 31 hours and 45 minutes.

Discography and albums

A number of music companies have released his music albums, a few of them are

Om Namah Shivaay by H.M.V

Maa Tum Ho Bharat Ki Mata by Krunal Music

Maati ka Mujhe Dulaar Mile and Zindagi Haseen Hai Muskura Ke Chal by Sundrani Music which were released by the 1st Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh Late Shri Ajit Jogi Ji and by Ex Lok Sabha Speaker Shri Manohar Joshi JI.

Recently another album titled Do Phoolon ki Bhente consisting of 8 bhajans composed by Prabhanjay was released by famous music company of Mumbai Red Ribbon Entertainment. This album received huge success and love as in this 2 bhajans were sung by Prabhanjay's Guru Shri Anup Jalota ji under his music direction which is a remarkable feat for any student.

In the media

              

References

  1. "guinneseworldrecord".
  2. "Do Phoolon Ki Bheint by Anup Jalota & Prabhanjay Chaturvedi". Apple Music. Retrieved 2020-09-05.
  3. "Fame comes after 32 hours - ?singing marathon? ticket to guinness". www.telegraphindia.com. Retrieved 2020-09-05.
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