Author Archives: Rajan Parrikar

This entry notes the passing of Dhondutai Kulkarni on June 1 at the age of 86. She had the distinction of being the one and only pupil of Kesarbai Kerkar. The very first time I saw Dhondutai was in 1978 at the inaugural Surashree Kesarbai Kerkar Samaroh in Panjim, Goa. As Kesarbai’s sole musical heir […]

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Occasionally I receive gifts in the form of books from appreciative readers of this website including musicians. I have been meaning to post these titles for months now. These are a few I have enjoyed over the past year or so.          

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Harmonium maestro Purshottam Walawalkar passed away on Monday, January 13, 2014. He was 90. Added: A tribute in the Indian daily DNA, dated January 19, 2014. (In the event the link evaporates, a pdf is archived here.)    

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