Monday, January 31, 2011

Mukul Shivputra : four ragas

The story of Mukul Shivputra (born on March 25, 1956) is very sad indeed. Born to one of the greatest vocalists of Hindustani music, Pandit Kumar Gandharva and Bhanumati Komkali, Mukul apparently could not cope up with the pressures and expectation one has from a son of such illustrious parents. He took to drugs and alcohol. During the recent past he has performed infrequently and irregularly in the public, which is mostly attributed to his addictions. On 15th May, 2009, The Times of India reported that Mukul was seen begging for money outside a temple in Bhopal. One of my readers has just informed me that Mukul Shivputra was unable to perform in the Vasantotsav concert held on 22nd January, 2011 in Pune. Rahul Deshpande, one of his disciples was in tears seeing his guru in such a state. His recordings have become rarities and collector's items, something unheard of any artist who is still alive and so talented.



Mukul Shivputra - Barwa - Baje Mori Payaliya :  Download








Mukul Shivputra - Dev Gandhar - Man Harva Mori Re :  Download










Mukul Shivputra - Bibhas - Mora Re Meet Piharva :  Download








Mukul Shivputra - Suha Sughrai - Adhak Bhujakava :  Download








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11 comments:

science and math said...

nice collection.

Narayan Bhat said...

Thank you very much for such a nice vocal recital of Mukul Shivaputra. Earlier I had heard Tilak Kamod and Todi sung by this versatile artist and was in search of more...

Anonymous said...

great-srinath

Anonymous said...

Its a great news , we can hear him live once again.. many thanks to Mr. Rahul Singh of sehore (M.P)for this effort.

Anonymous said...

I was in the concert. Mukul was consistently signalling Rahul to sing with him. He ignored to signals from Mukul and hence Mukul walk away with a lame excuse. This was also confirmed by others knowing Mukul personally.
Any way now it is past and he has given few live performances in Pune later where at least I did not felt him under drugs.

Anonymous said...

thank you so much for these recordings. Just beautiful.

Anonymous said...

‎21 ST. KUMAR GANDHRVA JAYANTI MAHOTSAV.
Vocal : Pt. Mukul Shivputra
Accomponied by.. harmonium :Suresh Phadtare, tabla : sunil jayphalkar
venue :Yeshwanntrao chawan natya sabhagruha kothrud pune
Date 8th APRIL 2012, Timing 8 am
Tickests availabal from 1st April at Y C natya sabhgruha

Anonymous said...

Yes , Mr. Rahul Singh of Sehore had done a tremendous job

Anonymous said...

May we hear more of this divine music by Mukul!

Ramakrishna Shanbhag said...

Very nice to listen to Mukul.He has to strengthen his both lung power at least now to reach near to his fathers single lung power which is again nothing but balancing (modulation) of voice variation. Once one knows it by mind it is easy to reproduce.

master said...

मुकुलजी की आवाज रुकती नहीं,सीधे दिल मे दस्तक देती हॅ.बहोत सुंदर.
आपका बहोत बहोत धन्यवाद

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