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Guru-Shishya Parampara | Pt. Chandrakant Limaye | TEDxVIT

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Pandit Chandrakant Limaye (चंद्रकांत लिमये) (born 19 August 1950) is a Hindustani Classical Singer from India, and the successor disciple of the well known vocalist, Late Dr.Vasantrao Deshpande. 
He is one of the few classical vocalists who has been trained in different  gharanas under the following eminent gurus : 
(a) Gwalior Gharana – Late Pt. Narayanrao Vyas, Dr. Vasantrao Rajopadhye, 
Late Pt. Gajananrao Joshi, Pt. Chandrashekar Rele.
(b) Jaipur Gharana – Pt. Ratnakar Pai 
(c) Agra Gharana – Pt. Balakram Jadhav

Finally, he found his moorings in the gayaki of Late Dr. Vasantrao Deshpande, the illustrious vocalist who gave him ardous training for over a decade, covering all facets of Indian Classical Music. He was also fortunate to receive guidance from Late Pt. Kumar Gandharva.

He excels in highlighting the special nuances in lighter genre such as Thumri, Dadra, Tappa, Bhajan, Marathi Natya-Geet and Abhang. His music gives a serene bliss, bringing about the depth of emotions.

He is also famous for his participation in Marathi Musical Plays.
Pt. Limaye used to perform the lead role in the famous Marathi musical play “Katyar Kaljat Ghusli”  written by Purushottam Darvhekar, since April 1997. The same role was earlier performed by his Guru Late Pt. Vasantrao Deshpande. He has performed in many other Marathi musical plays too with Vardan, Sant Gora Kumbhar , To Mi Nawhech and Sangeet Sanshayakallol being his prominent ones.
In 2003, Maharashtra Kala Niketan honoured him by giving the “Maharashtra Vaibhav award” for performing the lead role of “khan Saheb” in Katyar Kaljat Ghusali, produced by Natyasampada Mumbai, that belongs to the well known producer and actor,Late Mr. Prabhakar Panshikar.
In the memory of his guru, Late Dr. Vasantrao Deshpande, the Dr. Vasantrao Sangeet Sabha, a charitable trust was founded by Pt. Chandrakant Limaye in August 2000. On behalf of Vasantrao Deshpande Sangeet Sabha, he started several theme-based programmes such as Hori Ke Rang, Shrutirang Varsha ke, Natyarang Sangeetache, Haweli Sangeet, and Gharanon Ki Khasiyatein. Pandit Chandrakant Limaye (चंद्रकांत लिमये) (born 19 August 1950) is a Hindustani Classical Singer from India, and the successor disciple of the well known vocalist, Late Dr.Vasantrao Deshpande.
He is one of the few classical vocalists who has been trained in different gharanas under the following eminent gurus :
(a) Gwalior Gharana – Late Pt. Narayanrao Vyas, Dr. Vasantrao Rajopadhye,
Late Pt. Gajananrao Joshi, Pt. Chandrashekar Rele.
(b) Jaipur Gharana – Pt. Ratnakar Pai (c) Agra Gharana – Pt. Balakram Jadhav
Finally, he found his moorings in the gayaki of Late Dr. Vasantrao Deshpande, the illustrious vocalist who gave him ardous training for over a decade, covering all facets of Indian Classical Music. He was also fortunate to receive guidance from Late Pt. Kumar Gandharva. He excels in highlighting the special nuances in lighter genre such as Thumri, Dadra, Tappa, Bhajan, Marathi Natya-Geet and Abhang. His music gives a serene bliss, bringing about the depth of emotions. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx

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