PT. Nandan Mehta Shastriya Taal-Vadya Spardha
26th February is the birth date of Pt. Nandan Mehta, the founder of Saptak and renowned tabla player of Banaras Gharana. Saptak, in association with Gujarat State Sangeet Natak Academy, Government of Gujarat has taken the initiative of organising All India Level Tabla - Pakhawaj competition every year in memory of Pt. Nandan Mehta, which is named ' Pt. NANDAN MEHTA SHASTRIYA TAAL-VADYA SPARDHA'. The competition will be held every year on 24th and 25th February, followed by a recital by renowned artists on 26th February. The competition would be judged by established and renowned artists of the country and the first winner will get an opportunity to perform at the famous Saptak Annual Festival which is held in January every year since 1980. Other promising young participants would be given a chance in other Saptak events held during the year.
|Pt. NANDAN MEHTA SHASTRIYA TAAL-VADYA SPARDHA : 2016|
|1st Prize : Yashwant Vaishnav|
|2nd Prize : Ruturaj Bhosle, Manoj Solanke|
|3rd Prize : Sudarshan B, Arunava Mukherjee|
|Judges : Pt. Dalchand Sharma, Ustad Fazal Qureshi, Ustad Rashid Mustafa Thirakwa|
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