Sri Dattatreya Velankar performed at the Vivekananda Auditorium, Ramakrishna Mission, Delhi, on 31st March 2013. He was accompanied by Pandit Ashish Sengupta on the Tabla, Shri Shyamkumar Bharati on the harmonium and Shri Naman Sharma on the Tampura.
Sri Dattatreya Velankar was tutored under the world famous Harikatha artiste Sant Bhadragiri Achyutadasji. He owes his Hindustani style from his Guru, classical music maestro Pt. Vinayak Torvi. Since 1993, Dattatreya has been rigorously trained in music under Pt. Vinayak Torvi. Pt. Vinayak Torvi has blessed Dattatreya with Gandabandhan Deeksha. He is a Graded artiste of All India Radio Dharwad.
Sri Velankar has recently started SHADJA KALA KENDRA a Hindustani classical vocal school in Bangalore, where he teaches classical vocal in the traditional guru – shishya parampara style.
Listen to the evening’s vocal performance:
Photographs from the evening: