Saturday, September 01, 2007

Channulal Mishra

Born in Azamgarh District, Uttar Pradesh, Channulal Mishra received his training in music under his father Pandit Badri Prasad Mishra, and then from Ustad Abdul Ghani Khan of the Kirana gharana. Channulal Mishra is a versatile and popular vocalist with a rich repertoire of Khayals, Thumris, Dadras, Kajris, Chaitis and Bhajans. He is also a scholar who has delved into the aesthetic subtleties of Indian classical music under the guidance of Thakur Jaidev Singh.

Amitabh Bachchan, the film star is known to be a big fan of Mishra ji especially of his Purab Ang Gayaki that may have inspired the actor to sing in his films in the style for which he is so well known for.

He received the Naushad Award from the Government of Uttar Pradesh in 1995.

Here is a Khayal in Maru Bihag which is one of my all time favourites :

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