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Suresh Wadkar collaborates with his student for a new ghazal album

Updated: Oct 27, 2016 13:33 IST

New Delhi [India], Oct. 27 (ANI-NewsVoir): Guru Shishya Parampara is the key motive of Ajivasan, the music academy that was founded in 1932 in Srinagar by Acharya Jialal Vasant.

Taking forward guru ji's legacy, Suresh Wadkar has helped Ajivasan reach the new heights. From online to classroom teachings, Ajivasan has craves students in singing, dancing as well as instrumental music.

Many popular names including Rahul Vaidya has emerged from the academy. One such bright student, who happens to be a teacher in the academy is Anant Bhardwaj.

Suresh Wadkar along with his student Anant Bhardwaj has recently launched a new ghazal album 'Chupke Chupke.'

The lyrics of the album are penned by Guruji Acharya Jialal Vasant and all the ghazals are sung by Suresh Wadkar.

Its his student, Anant Bhardwaj who is the music director for the album. The CD has 07 soul stirring ghazals. It is now available online on platform such as Gaana, Wynk, Saavn, itunes among others.

Ajivasan, earlier known as Vasant Sangeet Vidyalay, had repute for providing scientific training in Hindustani Classical Music and the students had the opportunity to perform with the master himself on several occasions.

After the sad demise of Guruji Acharya Jialal Vasant, his daughter Prem Vasant, along with his disciple Suresh Wadkar, decided to fulfill Guruji's dream of establishing a Gurukul, a place where the music aspirants get the benefit of residing and learning music.

Thus, was born Suresh Wadkar's Ajivasan Music Academy (the term Ajivasan was coined from Acharya Jialal Vasant Sangeet Niketan in fond memory of Guruji).

Beside the main academy in Juhu, the institute today has 08 branches in Mumbai and one in Dubai. The Mumbai branches include Thane, Kandivali, Prabhadevi, Kemps Corner, Powai, Ghatkopar, Chembur and Bandra. Over 400 students are provided training in Hindustani & Western Classical Vocals, Instrumental as well as in popular classical dance forms like Kathak and Bharatnatyam under the guidance of experienced teachers. (ANI-NewsVoir)