Interviews


The sons of legends reunited at the Ustad Bismillah Khan centenary celebrations held in the city recently. It was like an alumni meet. There was laughter, lament and loving exchange of notes. The initial brief greeting turned into bonhomie as years melted away into memories. Sitting around a circular table, they spoke of the good times, the hard training and finding themselves in the shadow of their famous fathers. Shehnai exponent Pt. S. Ballesh and his son Krishna Ballesh’s centenary ode to their guru Ustad Bismillah Khan recently in......

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October 26, 2016

Making music, Mansur style

INTERVIEW Keeping his father’s legacy alive comes naturally to Hindustani vocalist Pt. Rajshekhar Mansur. IN HIS FATHER’S FOOTSTEPS Pt. Rajshekhar Mansur. Pandit Rajshekhar Mansur, a Hindustani vocalist and son of the legendary Pt. Mallikarjuna Mansur,...



October 15, 2016

Ninasama:In Musical Conversation with Pt. Rajshekhar Mansur

Pt. Rajshekhar Mansur shares insights about Jaipur Atrauli Gharana gayaki and demonstrates the many nuances in the presentation of a raag. The conversation is hosted by Prof. N Manu Chakravathy. The discussion covers the specialities...


September 19, 2016

A concert of rare ragas

NARENDRA KUSNUR | 17 September 2016 Pandit Rajshekhar Mansur will present jod-ragas and the not-so-often heard morning ragas from the Jaipur tradition Teaching English literature in Dharwad, north Karnataka, Pandit Rajshekhar Mansur spent 35 years...


Carrying the torch
September 19, 2016

Carrying the torch

Pandit Rajshekhar Mansur, son of the legendary vocalist Mallikarjun Mansur, was in the city for a morning concert at NCPA Pandit Rajshekhar Mansur, son of the legendary vocalist Mallikarjun Mansur from Jaipur-Atruli gharana taught literature...


September 11, 2016

‘MUMBAI IS THE KASHI OF WELL-INFORMED LISTENERS’

By Sumana Ramanan, Mumbai Mirror | Sep 11, 2016, 04.39 AM IST (Top) Rajshekhar Mansur, 73, a stalwart of the Jaipur gharana; Mansur accompanying his father, Mallikarjun Mansur (above). A khayal concert by Rajshekhar Mansur will...


September 02, 2016

Learning with Maestro: Microtones by Chandrika Kamath

Guruji (Pt. Rajshekhar Mansur) and I were travelling from Bhopal to Gwalior. I looked forward to a journey with Guruji because he passed on nuggets of insight in music even when we were not in...


August 30, 2016

Preserving Aprachalit Raga-s

I have been fortunate in learning from my father. The man they called ‘the doyen of Jaipur-Atrauli Gharana’, the last of the purists’, and more, Pt. Mallikarjun Mansur appeared to be born only to sing...


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