Pt. Tulsidas Borkar

in Famous & Upcoming Musicians, Harmonium

Pt. Tulsidas Borkar is one of the renowned Harmonium players of India. He took his initial lessons from his mother Jaishree Bai Borkar and then he learnt other techniques under the guidance of Vishnupant Vashta,  Chhota Gandharva. He further mastered in harmonium under the priceless guidance of Shri. Madhukar Pednekar,  Pandit S.C.R.Bhatt, Pandit K.G.Ginde, Pandit Rajaram Shukla, Pandit Murli Manohar Shukla, Pandit Ram Marathe, Pandit Devendra Murdeshwar and Pandit A.P.Pathak etc.

Pandit Tulsidas excellently plays his roles both as a soloist and an accompanist. He first gained fame as an Organ Player and as an accompanist. He learned the intricacies of Indian Classical Music by associating with some of famous artist such as  Pt. S.C.R. Bhatt, Pt. K.G. Ginde and Pt. Devendra Murdeshwar.

He also got an opportunity to perform as an accompanist with some of the famous stalwarts of Harmonium like Pandit Mallikarjun Mansur, Pandit Firoj Dastur, Pandit Bhimsen Joshi, Pandit Basavraj Rajguru, Pandit Y.B.Joshi, Pandit Jitendra Abhisheki, Pandit Ram Marathe, Pandita Gangubai Hangal, Pandit Kishori Amonkar, Pandita Shobha Gurtu and Dr. Prabha Aatre.

Apart from this, he is an internationally acclaimed soloist and has provided us with many famous compositions. Tulsidas Ji has performed in various cultural festivals not only in India but also in some other parts of the world like U.S., Europe, U.K., Indonesia, and the Gulf Countries etc.

Being a Music director he has given music for some of the theatrical productions like Sangeet Pandharpur, Bakul Phula etc. He has been honoured with various awards for his mesmerizing performances which include Govindrao Tembe Sangeetkar Puraskar and Keshavrao Date Puraskar.

He still continues his Guru-Shishya method and provides training to many of his dicsiples. Some of his famous disciples are Shri Sudheer Nayak, Smt. Seema Mestri-Shirodkar and Dr. Kedar Naphade.

May he have a long and a propesrous life ahead and we hope to hear many more compositions from him in the coming future.

Some of the other famous harmonium palyers are:  Dr. Arawind Thatte, Jayanta Basu, Jyoti Goho, Kishan, Manzoor Hossain, Sanatan Goswami, Sushmita Coondu.

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