Pandit Ajay Pohankar was born in the respected and educated family in Jabalpur on 24th February 1947. He started his training at the age of 5 under the guidance of his mother Dr. Susheela Pohankar, renowned scholar, musicologist & Kirana Gharana vocalist.
He was introduced to the North Indian classical world as a star child prodigy at the age of 10 by none other than USTAD AMIR KHAN SAHEB in 1958. He went on to sing some of the most prestigious classical festivals at that tender age, namely Sawai Gandharva Music Festival, Calcutta Conference and many more prestigious festivals of India and was claimed as one of the most amazing child prodigies of the era by veterans like Ustad Amir Khan Sahib, Ustad Salamat-Nazakat Ali Khan, Hirabai Badodekar, Beghum Akhtar and Pandit Bhimsen Joshi and other legends of that era.
He was the professor of music in the Mumbai University from 1988-2001. He was also in the panel of the selectors of the SANGEET NATAK ACADEMY.
International concerts & Performances spanning 3 decades in some of the most prestigious venues and festivals.
Besides performing music career spanning 5 decades internationally, Ajayji has been a teacher to some of the top ranking music professionals of the country of all genres.
Received several awards including Tansen Sanmaan (Madhya Pradesh) 2010, Sangeet Natak Akademi Award: 2012 (National Award from the President of India), Gangubai Hangal National Award: 2017 (at Hubli), Manad Sangeetacharya (Doctorate in Music) by Akhil Bharatiya Gandharva Mahamandal: 2015
Shri Abhijeet Pohankar, son of Ajay ji, is a fusion Music Maestro/Music producer known for his unique style of blending traditional and modern music. The only Indian, who plays INDIAN CLASSICAL MUSIC on a Keyboard! Known for his epic fusion album PIYA BAWARI which is considered a milestone in Indian Independent Music.
Ojas Adhiya, child prodigy in music became the Ganda Bandh shaagird-Disciple of Shri Mridangraj ji at the age of 5. His name is registered in the Limca Book of Records (as the youngest tabla player of India)-1993.
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Season Pass - Celebrating this Diwali 2020 with 5 fabulous concerts including instrumental, vocal and dance concerts and a music appreciation workshop.
4) Nov 22 - Pt Ajay Pohankar and Shri Abhijeet Pohankar - Thumri and Ghazal
5) Nov 29 - TBD - Instrumental
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