Work

Achievements

1. Academic Qualification - Diploma in Electrical Engineering, A.M.I.E. - 1983

2. Talent Search Scholarship (Music) of Maharashtra Government - 1975.

3. Conferred “TAAL-MANI” by Sur-Singer-Samsad,Mumbai - 1988

4. “SANGEET VISHARAD” (Vocal Music) of A.B.G.M.V.M. Mumbai - November 1989

5. “B-HIGH” grade artist of All India Radio - 6th January, 1990

6. Approved artist of All India Radio for light Vocal Music (Marathi Sugam Sangeet) - 16/07/1999

7. 'A' GRADE ARTIST of All India Radio - 19th June, 2006.

8. Approved artist of AIR for Hindi Gazal (Light Music) - 27/07/1999

9. Performed Tabla Accompaniment to renowned vocalist Shri. Hrishikesh Bodas in NATIONAL PROGRAMME OF MUSIC broadcast by All India Radio, Delhi – 21/01/2012

10. Performed Tabla Accompaniment to renowned Sitar Player Shri. Rafiq Hussain Nadaf in RAVIVASARIYA AKHIL BHARATIYA SANGEET SABHA broadcast by All India Radio, Delhi – 18/07/2010

11. Performed Tabla Accompaniment to renowned vocalist Smt. Magala Joshi in RAVIVASARIYA AKHIL BHARATIYA SANGEET SABHA broadcast by All India Radio, Delhi – 17/08/2008

12. Performed Tabla Accompaniment to renowned vocalist Shri Hrishikesh Bodas in RAVIVASARIYA AKHIL BHARATIYA SANGEET SABHA broadcast by All India Radio, Delhi – 06/09/2009


Contributions to the Field of Music:

A) Manmohan Kumbhare, being the artist of All India Radio which to submit that he had been having several opportunities to perform Tabla Solo as well as Tabla Accompaniment with renowned vocalists (i.e. Classical Vocalists, Light Classical Vocalists, Light Music Vocalists, etc) and Instrumentalists (i.e. Sitarists, Violinists, Sarod Players, Santoor Players, Flutists, Guitarists, etc).

B) Besides the above facts, he has having atleast 30 – 35 year experience of Tabla Solo and Tabla Accompaniment with several renowned artists in several Music Concerts including All India Radio Concerts at several places in India.

C) The details regarding his 1. Biography, 2. Achievements, 3. Performances, 4. Photographs, 5. Video Recordings of Live Programmes, 6. Critics / Articles can be seen in his website www.manmohankumbhare.in . Video Recordings can also be seen on youtube.


1. Certain Important Performances:

1. First performance of Tabla Solo at All India Radio, Nagpur - 29 August 1971.

2. Performance of Tabla solo with Hon'ble Ustad Babasaheb Mirajkar in the “Third All India convention of Friend Union” held at Bal Gandharva Rang Mandir, Pune which was largely attended by the Russian delegates - 27th May 1984.

3. Tabla solo and accompaniment to well-known Katthak Nritya Samrat Pt. Chaube Maharaj in the ceremony of remembrance of Late Guru Amir Hussain Khansaheb held at Kolhapur - 7th December, 1985.

4. Performance of Tabla Solo with Hon'ble Ustad Babasaheb Mirajkar in Swar-Sadhana Samiti at Maratha Sahitya Sangh Mandir, Girgaon, Mumbai - 9th November, 1985.

5. Played on Tabla as the head of Rhythm in the group of Late Ram Kadam, a Well-Known Music Director of Marathi Films - 1986

6. Performance of Tabla Solo with Hon'ble Guru Ustad Babasaheb Mirajkar at Door-Darshan, Mumbai,the interview of which was arranged by Pt. Arjun Shjwal, a well- known Pakhwaj Player - 22nd February, 1987.. [Please refer video recording which has been broadcast by DD Sahyadri channel is available on website and youtube].

7. Performance of “TAAL-VADYA-KACHERI” with seven associates in “Kal Ke Kalakar” Sangeet Sammelan conducted by “SUR-SINGAR-SAMSAD” at Birla Krida Kendra, Mumbai - 1988.

8. Tabla Solo perfomance in Guru Poorrnima Utsav (Ustad Alla Rakha Khansaheb) in presense of Hon’ ble Ustad Zakir Hussain at Y.B.Chavan Centre, Mumbai - 29/07/2009. [Please refer video recording available on youtube and website].

9. Performance of Tabla Solo in the memorial day of USTAD MEHBOOB KHANSHEB MIRAJKAR at Pune – Dec 2009

10. Performance of Tabla Solo in Sawai Gandharva Sangeet Mahotsav at Kundagol – 2010. [Please refer video recording available on youtube].

11. Given Tabla Accompaniment to senior renowned vocalists of Kirana Gharana, Pt. Firoj Dastoor in Dargah Sangeet Sammelan, Miraj – 13/08/2007. [Please refer enclosed photographs and critics / articles].

12. Accompanied on Tabla with renowned Sarod Player Pt. Pradip Barot and Sitar Player Pt. Ganesh Mohan in Miraj Dargah Sangeet Sammelan.- 13/08/2007 [please refer video recording available on website and youtube].

13. Performance of Tabla Solo in “Dr. Vasantrao Deshpande Smriti Sangeet Samaroh” organized by South Central Zone Cultural Centre, Nagpur – 01/08/2008. [Please refer photographs, articles / critics enclosed and also refer video recording available on youtube and website].

14. Performed Tabla Accompaniment to renowned vocalist Pt. M. Vyankatesh Kumar in “Dr. Vasantrao Deshpande Smriti Sangeet Samaroh” organized by South Central Zone Cultural Centre, Nagpur – 01/08/2008. [Please refer photographs, articles / critics enclosed and also refer video recording available on youtube and website].

15. Given Tabla Accompaniments to renowned Flutist Shri Pravin Godkhindi in Pt. Pannalal Ghosh Smriti Sangeet Samaroh, Miraj – April 2008. [Please refer video recording available on youtube].

16. Performance of Tabla Solo in Ambabai Navratri Sangeet Mahotsav, Miraj – 2007. [Please refer articles / critics enclosed and video recording available on youtube].

17. Given Tabla Accompaniment to renowned senior vocalist Pt. Somnath Mardoor, Sarangi Player Ustad Faiyaz Khan, Violin Player Pt. Prabhakar Dhakade in Tabla - Vibhushan Ustad Babasaheb Mirajkar Smriti Sangeet Sammelan, MIRAJ – SANGLI. [Please refer photographs, articles / critics enclosed and also refer video recording available on youtube].


2. AIR MUSIC CONCERTS

Manmohan Kumbhare has also accompanied to renowned

Vocalists –Vidushi Padma Talvalkar, Pt. Sharad Gokhle, Smt. Mangala Joshi, Smt. Manjusha Kulkarni, Shri Bhimrao Panchale and Shri Anil Khobragade, Smt. Sheela Varma, Ranjana Joglekar, Shri Rajendra Datar, Shri Atul Khandekar, Shri Swapnil Gore, Shri Kaustubh Datar, Smt. Swarada Sathe, Smt. Sharvari Jadhav, Shri Prashant Kalundrekar, Smt. Bhagyashree Dnyanesh, etc.

Instrumentalists - Pt. Walmik Dhande (Santoor), Pt. Ram Kishan (Clarionet), Shri Rajprasad Dharmadhikari (Tabla), Shri Milind Tulankar (Jal-Tarang), K. Shivkumar (Violin), Shri Rafiq Nadaf (Sitar), Pt. Pradip barot, etc. in several Music Concerts of ALL INDIA RADIO held at Gadhinglaj, Warna, Ichalkaranji (District - Kolhapur), Vita, Miraj (District - Sangli), Kolhapur and Sangli.[Please refer some photographs of AIR Concerts enclosed].


3. Following renowned artists of India with whom Manmohan Kumbhare have performed Tabla Accompaniment

Vocalists

Pt. Nivrutti Buwa Sarnaik Nutan Gandharva Pt. Appasaheb Deshapande Pt. Somnath Mardur
Pt. Anandrao Limaye Pt. Sudhakar Buwa Digrajkar
Late Pt. Jitendra Abhishekhi Vidushi Savita Devi Pt. Pratap Narayan
Pt. Firoj Dastur Pt. Rajabhau Kogaje Pt. Yashawant B. Joshi
Pt. Mashqoor Ali Khan Pt. Prabhakar Karekar Pt. Ajay Pohankar
Pt. Vyankateshkumar Vidushi Shyamala Bhave Vidushi Kankana Banerji
Smt. Soma Chakravorthy Shri Jaytirth Mevundi Pt. Kaivalyakumar Gurav
Shri. Ram Deshpande Vidushi Lalit Rao Pt. Upendra Bhatt
Smt. Hema Upasani Smt. Asha Khadilkar Smt Manjiri Asnare
Smt. Manjusha Kulkarni Smt. Meena Fatarphekar Smt. Shalmali Joshi
Smt. Anita Goswami Smt. Sangeeta Kakhandaki Dr. Bharati Vaishampayan
Shri Faiyazkhan

Sitarists

Ustad Bale Khan Ustad Irshad Khan Ustad Usman Khan
Chhote Rahimat Khan Ganesh Mohan Sudhir Fadke
Rafiq Khan Shafiq Khan Nasir Khan
Maruti Patil Ustad Abdul Rahim Khan Smt. Aparna Devdhar
Shri Yograj Naik

Flute Players

Pt. Nityanand Haldipur Pt. Harishchandra Kokare Shri Pravin Godkhindi
Shri. Rajendra Prasanna Shri Vivek Sonar Shri Gajendra Gadkar
Shri. Sunilkant Gupta

Sarod Players

Pt. Pradeep Barot Shri.Prabhu Tendolkar Shri. Rajendra Kulkarni
Smt. Aboli Sulakhe

Santoor Players

Shri.Walmik Dhande Shri.Dhanajay Daithankar Shri.Nandkishore Mule

Shehnai Players

Pt. Bandopant Solapurkar Shri Shilesh Bhagwat Shri.Kalyan Apar
Shri Bhimanna Jadhav

Violin Players

Pt. Prabhakar Dhakade Shri. Rajan Bhave Shri.K.Shivkuma
Prof. Manohar Purohit

Sarangi Players

Ustad Munir Khan Ustad Hamid Khan Ustad Faiyazkhan

Pakhawaj Players

Pt.Prithvirajkumar

Nrityakkar

Katthak Nritya Samrat Pt. Chaube Maharaj Smt. Astha Godbole - Karlekar Vidushi Taradevi

4. Following are the Places in India where Manmohan Kumbhare have performed his performance

1. Sangeet Bharati, Manglore - 1999

2. Yashwantrao Chavan Centre, Mumbai - 1999

3. Miraj Dargah Sangeet Sammelan, Miraj - Since 1989

4. Sitar Ratna Ustad Rahimat Khan Memorial Sangeet Ceremony, Dharwad - 2000

5. Ustad Abdul Karim Khan Punyatithi Sangeet Sammelan, Miraj - Since 1995

6. Pt. Pannalal Ghosh Smruti Sangeet Sammelan, Sangli - Since 1997

7. Ustad Allauddin Khansaheb Kala Academy, Bhopal - 2006

8. Swar Jagar, Nagpur - 2005

9. Sawai Ghadharva Sangeet Sammelan, Kundgol - 2004,2005,2006.

10. Swar Sangeet Kala-Abhivyakti Vyaspeeth, Kolhapur - 2004.

11. Hubli Art Circle, Hubli - 2006, 2007.

12. Pt. Bhanudasbuwa Punyatithi, Miraj - 2003

13. Pt. Chaware Guruji Punyatithi, Solapur - 2004.

14. Pt. C.R. Vyas Smruti Sangeet Samaroh (Pancham-Nishad), Indore - 2005

15. Pt. Jagannathbuwa Pandharpurkar Punyatithi Utsav, Pandharpur - 2005.

16. Gurupournima Utsav (Ustad Alla Rakha Khansaheb) at Y.B. Chavan Centre, Mumbai - 2007.

17. Shri Ambabai Navratra Sangeet Mahotsav, Miraj - 2007.

18. Chandana T.V. Banglore - 2006.

19. Dr. Vasantrao Deshpande Smruti Sangeet Samaroh Conducted by South Zone cultural Centre, Nagpur - 2008.

20. Ustad Mehaboob Khansaheb Mirajkar Punyatithi Mahostav, Pune- 2009

21. Pt. Pannalal Ghosh Punyatithi Mahostav, Kolhapur - 2009.

22. Guruvarya Digambarbua and Guruvarya Dattatraya Kulkarni Punyatithi , Solapur-10 Jan 2010.

23. Rajbhavan, Bangalore – 2011

24. Pratham Mahasamaradhana Mahotsav, Shri Sadanand Math, Latur – 2013

25. Gogate Institute of Technology, Belgaum – 2013

26. Aushnik Vidyut Kendra Khaparkheda (Nagpur) - 2015

27. Aushnik Vidyut Kendra Koradi (Nagpur) - 2016

28. Music Concert of All India Radio held at Ichalkaranji, Gadhinglaj, Warana (in the district of Kolhapur), Miraj, Vita (in the district of Sangli), Ratnagiri, Kolhapur, Sangli, etc.

29. Ustad Mehaboob Khansaheb Mirajkar Punyatithi Mahostav, Pune- 2009


5. Regarding “Students” in brief

Besides the service of Manmohan Kumbhare in AIR, he has been giving the lessons and traditional knowledge of Tabla to the students in disciplinary manners since long to convince the students in regard with the culture of Music and to prepare them as the successful performing artist not only having liking or hobby.

He is trying his best to give wide information to the students regarding music and traditional education of Tabla regarding Gharanas of Delhi, Farukhabad, Ajrada, Punjab, etc.

Majority of his students are approved artist of AIR and they perform their art in several functions and appreciated by the audience. His aim in life is to hear the prosperity and progress of his students by the majority of audience.


6. Regarding Tabla Academy

Tabla Academy in the name of “THE RHYTHM ACADEMY” (Registration No. Maharashtra / 92 / 2016) has been formed at Sangli. Manmohan Kumbhare is the Founder Member of this Academy. Interested students are given traditional Tabla training through this academy where his senior students teach them under his guidance. Manmohan Kumbhare encourage them to appear various examinations, the responsibility of which is accepted particularly by himself. The tradition in regard with performing the art of Tabla is continued by Manmohan Kumbhare only to create young generation of artists through this academy.


7. Glory

On the occasion of the Fifty years Musical Career of Manmohan Kumbhare, his students have published “SOUVENIR” named as “SMRUTIGANDH” on 16th August, 2015 at SANGLI in the presence of renowned artists. In the said souvenir, most popular & renowned artists as well as disciples have expressed their feelings and opinions about his Musical Career and Life.


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