Pt.L.K. Pandit «Back
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For Panditji, Music is life and tradition, the soul. It is his strict classicism and refusal to compromise with what is popular that has earned him the reputation of being one of the only true representatives of his gharana.

Born on 5th March 1934, Panditji is the fifth in an unbroken lineage of legendary musicians. His father Padma Bhushan Pt Krishnarao Shankar Pandit trained Panditji since early childhood in khayal. tappa, tarana, ashtapadi and thumri.

Panditji has an unparalleled style of singing. He follows the Gwalior gharana format faithfully, and develops ragas in the traditional Ashtaang gayaki, a systematic eight-fold elaboration of the raga. He combines sound knowledge of ragas with masterly handling of rhythm, which makes climaxing at the `sam’ a unique experience each time.

Laxman Pandit is one of the few musicians today who can render the difficult genre of tappa with ease and fluidity. Tappa is the most taxing form of singing and demands instant, protracted moves up and down the octave, which calls for constant innovation, apart from superb breath-holding capacity.

Shri Laxmiprasad Thaker finished his P. hd. in vocal classical music from Bhruhad Gujarat Sangeet Sameeti.

Laxmiprasadaji follows the great tradition of harmonium playing in India and embellishes the performances with his subtle variations and nuances. His deep understanding of the Ragadhari can also act as a source of reference for performing.

Over the years Laxmiprasadji has accompanied many vocalists all over India and aborad. Pandit Omkarnath Thakur, Pandit Rajan & Sajan Mishra, Late Pandit Rashiklal Andaria, Smt. Piyu Sarkhel and Smt. Shoba Joshi are some of them.


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