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Prof. Shruti Sadolikar - Katkar (VICE CHANCELLOR)
Prof. Shruti Sadolikar - Katkar is one of the finest exponents of the Vocalist of Jaipur-Atrauli Gharana Of Hidustani Music.

Vocalist of the Jaipur – Atrauli Gharana :

Shrutiji  is Sangeet Visharad of Akhil Bharatiya Gandharva Mahavidyalaya. She did her M.A. (Music) from S.N.D.T. University Mumbai (Winner of the Bhaskarbuwa Bakhale Prize). Born & brought up in the musical tradition of “Jaipur Gharana”. Shrutiji has been groomed by her father & Guru late Pt. Wamanrao Sadolikar (A disciple of the late Ustad Alladiya Khan Sabeb, pioneer of the “Jaipur Atrauli Gharana” & his son late Ustad Bhurji Khan Saheb). Shrutiji has also the good fortune to have access to the rare Bandish’s of Jaipur Gharana, preserved by Ustad Gulubhai Jasdanwala (a disciple of Ustad Alladiya Khan Saheb & his son Ustad Manjhi Khan Sahab, Collector of a number of compositions in rare & complex ragas of the Gharana) for 12 yrars. 

Presently under the tutelage of Ustad Azizuddin Khan Saheb (son of the late Bhurji Khan Saheb.)

Achievements :

  • Top Grade artist of the All India Radio & Doordarshan & has also participated in all the major Music Conferences in the country & abroad.
  • Sung 20 ragas (2 each from 10 thats) against 20 rhythms.
  • Recording of two volumes of 19 Traditional Thumris in over 10 rhythms brought out by M/s BMG CRESCENDO INDIA PVT. LTD.
  • Shrutiji’s voice was selected as one of the most remarkable voices of 9 female singers from all over the world for the CD “GIFTED WOMEN OF THE WORLD” released & marketed by the “Noa” perfume, Paris.
  • Written articles for various magazines devoted to music.
Interviewed by many newspapers, magazines & television channels all over the world.

Scholarships & Fellowship :

  • Bhulabhai Memorial Institute, 1975.
  • Kesarbai Kerkar Scholarship by N.C.P.A., 1976-77, 1977-78.
  • Homi Bhabha Fellowship by the N.C.P.A. from 1994 to 1996 for the comparative study of “PUSHTI SANGEET OF NATHDWARA & KANKROLI & THE KHYAL SINGING OF THE JAIPUR – ATRAULI GHARANA”.

Lectures :

  • Visiting Professor to the Rotterdam Conservatorium, Netherlands.

Various Lectures & demonstrations in many Universities in India. U.S.A., U.K. Canada, France.

Participations :

  • Performed at the prestigious EDINBURGH FESTIVAL – THE NIGHT RAGA, Aug. 2002.
  • Contributed to the making of “JANA GANA MANA”, a CD made by the Bharatbala Productions & released on 15th Aug. 2000.
  • Producer, Music Director & Co-ordinator of the evergreen Marathi Musical play “SANGEET SAMSHYKALLOL” presented at the “WORLD MUSIC THEATRE FESTIVAL” in the Netherlands, April 1999.
  • Revived the play “SANGEET TULSIDAS” after almost 60 years to pay homage to her father the late Pt. Wamanrao Sadolikar, who had played the role of “Tulsidas” in the original in the 1930’s. The play was written by Govindrao Temple.

Awards :

  • “SHANMUKHA SANGEET SHIROMANI” The FIRST NATIONAL EMINENCE AWARD for Music by the Shanmukhanada Sageet Sabha, 2002.
  • “GOPINATH SAVKAR PRIZE” for contribution to the Marathi Sangeet Rangabhoomi, given by the Akhil Bharatiya Marathi Natya Parishad, Borivali branch & sponsored by Shri Ashok Saraf, 1st Oct. 2001.
  • The “TALPADE MEMORIAL PRIZE” by the Rangasharada Pratishthan for “Best Direction” for the production of “Sangeet Tulsidas”, 2001.
  • The “PENDHARKAR PRIZE” by the Alhil Bahratiya Natya Parishad for “Best Music Direction” for the play “Sangeet Tulsidass”, 2001.
  • The “DAGAR GHARANA SAMMAN” for achievements in the musical field by the Maharana Mewar Foundation of Udaipur, 1998.
  • “SANGEET SHIROMANI awarded” by Kashi Sangeet Samaj Banaras on 22nd April, 2008.
Many other prizes & awards from various Institutions in the music field.
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