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Surmani Dattatreya L. Velankar
Dattatreya Velankar is one of the foremost and illustrious disciples of Pt.Vinayak Torvi. A ' Sangeet Prabhakar' in Hindustani Vocal,Dattatreya is an accomplished vocalist,teacher and founder of Shadja Kala Kendra,an institution dedicated to the age old ' gur shishya parampara' of Hindustani Classical Music.
Born into the family of Keertankars, he has inherited a unique lineage from his parents Shri Lakshmandas Velankar and Smt. Meera Lakshmandas. Inspired by his parents, Dattatreya took up Harikartha at a tender age and made his mark as a child prodigy.
For the past 20years, Dattatreya has pursued rigorous training under Pt. Vinayak Torvi,who has blessed him with Gandha Bandhan Deeksha.
Dattatreya M.A.in Music from Dr.Gangubai Hangal Music University,Mysore.He is currently pursuing Ph. D From Jain University ,Bangalore. Dattatreya is an ' A ' grade from Dharwad Akashvani and Doordarshan.
He has performed at many prestigious music festivals in India and Abroad.
Acknowlegement: Pt.Vinayak Torvi and " Gururav " Deshpande Sangeet Sabha."
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