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Musical tribute to Jitendra Abhisheki

Special Correspondent


Two-day musical extravanganza begins on October 2

26 artistes from across the country will participate


Panaji: A number of acclaimed and upcoming artistes will pay tributes to a versatile genius late maestro Pandit Jitendra Abhisheki at the seventh Pandit Jitendra Abhisheki Sangeet Mahotsav to be held here on October 2 and 3.

The two-day musical extravaganza is jointly organised by the Kala Academy, Goa; Department of Art and Culture; and Tarangini Sanskiritk Pratishthan, a trust floated by Abhisheki to take up the cause of neglected music artistes. Shaunak Abhisheki, son of Abhisheki has been working for the welfare of the musicians through the activities of the trust.

In the music and dance programme this year 26 artistes from across Indai will perform as a tribute to the master. The artistes who will participate are Pandit Ajoy Chakraborthy, Talyogi, Pandit Suresh Talwalkar, violinist N. Rajam, Pandit Vyankatesh Kumar, Ashwini Bhide Deshpande, Thumri Maestro Prabhati Mukherjee, Kalpana Zokarkar, Pandit Vijay Sardeshmukh, Kathak dancer Rujuta Soman, sitar artiste Manju Mehta and Pandit Jitendra Abhisheki's disciple Pandit Rajeshwar Bobde and Hemant Pendse. The other artistes include singer Sania Patankar, and Goan artistes Vijay Dhamaskar and Nilesh Shinde.

Artiste Pandit Sudhakar Karandikar will be felicitated during the musical festival, said Mr. Shaunak Abhisheki and Mr. Pandurang Phaldesai, Honorary Secretary of the Kala Academy.

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