Legacy of a Legend

Date: 20th July 2024 
Time: 6:00 - 8:00 PM
Venue: KCC 1st floor, Amphitheatre 

The timeless legacy of Padmavibhushan Pandit Kumar Gandharva continues to resonate across generations, transcending boundaries of time and space. His unparalleled contribution to the realm of vocal music has left an indelible mark, inspiring countless disciples and followers to carry forward his original style and ethos. As the world celebrates Guru Purnima, a day dedicated to honoring the sacred bond between guru (teacher) and shishya (disciple), KCC pays homage to this musical luminary. 

The highlight of the evening is a mesmerizing vocal performance by Pandit Bhuvanesh Komkali, the grandson of Padmavibhushan Pt. Kumar Gandharva, accompanied by Pt. Ashis Sengupta on the tabla and Shri Deepak Khasrawal on the harmonium. 

About the Artist: 

Grandson of Pandit Kumar Gandharva, son of Mukul Shivputra, Bhuvanesh’s musical journey began, unbeknowest to him, in infancy. Bhuvanesh’s earliest memories are filled with the sounds of early morning practice, performances and recordings. Bhuvanesh’s musical quest continues today under the tutelage of Smt. Vasundhara Komkali and Shri Madhup Mudgal. He is currently engaged in enriching the archives of Pandit Kumar Gandharva’s music using the latest in digital technology. Bhuvanesh has composed music for Hindi feature film ‘Devi Ahilya’. He has been awarded with scholarship by cultural department of Government of India. In the year 2009 he was awarded by Shanmukhanand Shiromani Award and Mallikarjun Mansur yuva puraskaar by Govt. of Karnataka in 2010 and Sangeet Natak Akademi's prestigious Ustad Bismillah Khan Yuva Puraskar in 2012. He is a regular performer for All India Radio. He was sent by Govt of India to perform at Mauritius and Nepal.