Published On : Wed, Nov 23rd, 2016

Kalidas Samaroh: Rahul, Kalaapini steal the show on Day 2

Sanskrit Poet Bhartruhari in his book Neeti Shatakam says, “One who doesn’t love literature, art and music is an animal without horns and tail”. With an aim to keep the art and music from different parts of India alive, ‘Kalidas Samaroh’ has been organized at Vasantrao Deshpande Hall in the city. The festival went underway on Sunday.

The multi-cultural festival is primarily aimed at promoting tourism in Nagpur and Vidarbha, and at the same time throwing light on arts from different parts of India. This will also help in reviving ‘Kalidas Samaroh’ that had lost its sheen in last few years.

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Santoor artiste Rahul Sharma

The second day of the festival began with mesmerizing performances by Santoor maestro Rahul Sharma, son of legendary Pt Shivkumar Sharma and Hindustani classical vocalist Kalaapini Komkalli, daughter of legendary Pt Kumar Gandharva.
The festival has been organized by Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation (MTDC) and Collector Office of Nagpur, in association with Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC).

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Pt Bhavani Shankar

 

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Pt Ramkumar Mishra

 

Sachin Kurve and Anoop Kumar

Sachin Kurve and Anoop Kumar

 

Suresh Sharma

Suresh Sharma

 

Sushant Bansode

Sushant Bansode

 

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Vocalist Kalapini Komkali

 

Anoop Kumar and Sameer Kumar Biswas

Anoop Kumar and Sameer Kumar Biswas

 

Mahesh Elkunchwar

Mahesh Elkunchwar

 

M.H Khobragade, Manoj Dhyani and Seema Tolia

M.H Khobragade, Manoj Dhyani and Seema Tolia

 

Group Picture

Group Picture

 

Gayatri Gokhle and Akanksha Agarwala

Gayatri Gokhle and Akanksha Agarwala

 

Navneet and Neerja Shukul

Navneet and Neerja Shukul

 

Piyush Kumar

Piyush Kumar

 

Prasanna and Geeta Varale

Prasanna and Geeta Varale

 

By Swati Gan
Pics by Rajesh Bansod