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Naviin Gandharv

Belabaharr and Tabla Artist Pt. Naviin Gandharv (Born 20 December 1976) plays the unique instrument ‘Belabaharr’ which was invented nearly 4 decades ago by his father Pt. Babulal Gandharv. Belabaharr is one-of-a-kind instrument that merges the principles of Violin, Sarangi and Vocal music. Pt. Naviin continues to drive this legacy of the Belabaharr with single-handed efforts other than playing it differently with new creativity of poetic and aesthetic essence & in a world where vocal music has the highest preference. Belabaharr is not just a gift to the world of music but also the pride of India.

Pt. Naviin Gandharv is also a class distinct Tabla player with equal passion & dexterity which gives listeners a melodic and spiritual bliss developed from years of sadhana, listening and learning from great mentors legendary Ustad Allarakha, and many great Maestros whom he is inspired to.

He has been Awarded "Sur Mani" & "Taal Mani" from Sursingar Samsad from the hands of Pt Dinkar Kainkini ji & "Shrinathji" Samman from Sangeet Nritya Mandal Dewas M.P. Pt. Naviin has performed for various institutions like NCPA, ICCR, Essar Group, Lakme fashion week, IMG St Xavier’s college, Vedic Celebrations, and also Performed for various prestigious tribute events to legendary maestros like Ustad Abdul Halim Jaffar Khan, Ustad Ghulam Jaffar Khan (Jhansi), Acharya Ramnaryan foundation, Gandharva Mahavidyalaya, Tribute for Pt. Omkarnath Thakur, and Durlabh Vadya Vinod at Ustad Allauddin Khan Music Circle Indore M.P.

Naviin ji has to his credit for performing in front of India's leading Personalities like Former President APJ Abdul Kalam, Mrs. Neeta Ambani, Mr. Ajay Piramal, Mr. Rahul Bajaj, Juhi Chawla, Salman Khan, Mr. Anil Agarwal (Vedanta), Bharat Ratna Lata Mangeshkar, Ustad Ghulam Ali, Pt. Hariprasad Chaurasia, Subhash Ghai & many more.

Pt. Naviin Gandharv has collaborated with international artists and bands like Mala band, UK, Hang Massive band France, Sunny Sandhu Europe, Tetseo Sisters - India, Avanti Nagral US, Philip Mescheryakov Russia, Estevan Jeszenski Hungary, Falu Shah - US, Raimund Imo Germany, Ignatius Camilo - India, Antonio Vergara Equador, Bianca Gismonti & Julio Falagvina - Brazil and many others.
He performs music that appeals to connoisseurs of Indian classical as well as those drawn to contemporary fusion. He has proven to be a great visionary who has over the years added new dimensions to Indian classical through his highly acclaimed classical band 'Anuraaj' that promotes India's musical heritage to audiences of all age groups, all over the world. 'Anuraaj' combines Indian and Western Instruments, infusing creativity in performances curated on the basis of the audience and space.


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