Padma Bhushan – Pandit Channulal Mishra.


Chhannulal Mishra
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Chhannulal Mishra

Live performance in Pune on 17 July 2009
Background information
Born 3 August 1936 (1936-08-03) (age 73)
Origin Hariharpur, Azamgarh district, Uttar Pradesh, India
Genres Hindustani classical music, thumri
Occupations singer
Years active 1960–present

Pandit Chhannulal Mishra (Hindi: पंडित छन्नूलाल मिश्रा) (born 3 August 1936) is a Hindustani classical singer from Banaras, a noted expotent of the Kirana gharana (school)[1][2] of the Hindustani classical music and especially the Khayal and the ‘Purab Ang’ – Thumri.

He has been awarded the ‘Shiromani Award’ of Sur Singar Sansad, Bombay; Uttar Pradesh Sangeet Natak Akademi Award; Naushad Award of U.P. Govt., and the Bihar Sangeet Shiromani Award.[3][4] He was awarded the Padma Bhushan, India’s third highest civilian honor, in 2010.[5]

[edit] Biography
Mishra was born on 3 August 1936 in Hariharpur, Azamgarh district of Uttar Pradesh, in the home of Badri Prasad Mishra. His grandfather, “Gudai Maharaj” Shanta Prasad was a noted tabla player.[6] Pandit mishra is conferred with ‘padmabhusan’ by Government oF India on 25th Janauray, 2010.

He started his musical education from his father, Badri Prasad Mishra, which was continued with ‘Ustad Abdul Ghani Khan’ of Kirana gharana,[7] and later he trained under Thakur Jaidev Singh.[8]

Today, he is considered one of Indian finest exponents[3] in presenting a unique blend of the Banaras gayaki and the Punjab gayaki,[4] in his khyal, dadra, thumri, chaiti, kajri, hori and bhajans.

[edit] Discography
Tulsidas – Ramcharitmanas
Spirit Of Benares
Krishna – From The Heart Of Benaras
Shiv Vivah
Holi Ke Rang
[edit] References
1.^ Kirana Gharana at
2.^ Pandit Chhannulal Mishra performs.. The Hindu, Feb 18, 2005.
3.^ a b Artists Pandit Chhannulal Mishra at WOMEX.
4.^ a b Artist details Channulal Mishra at
5.^ Ministry of Home Affairs (25 January 2010). “This Year’s Padma Awards announced”. Press release. Retrieved 25 January 2010.
6.^ Even in a family where music was…, Aug 11 2007.
7.^ The heart of Varanasi The Hindu, 7 June 2005.
8.^ Indian Raga Channulal Mishra at indianraga.
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Categories: 1936 births | Living people | Hindustani singers | People from Varanasi | Recipients of the Padma Bhushan | Thumri

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Physician who is providing free service to the needy since 1971. Rajendra M. Trivedi, M.D. who is Yoga East Medical Advisor Graduated in 1968 from B. J. Medical College, Amadavad, India. Post Graduate training in Neurological Surgery from Charles University in Czechoslovakia. 1969 - 71. and received Czechoslovakian Government Scholarship. Completed training at the Cambridge Hospital and Harvard University in Psychiatry. Rajendra M. trivedi is an Attending Psychiatrist at Baldpate Hospital. He is the Medical Director of CCA and Pain Center in Stoneham, MA where he has been serving the community since 1971 as a Physician. OTHER AFFILIATIONS: Lifer of APA - American Psychiatrist Association Senior Physician and Volunteer with Massachusetts Medical Society and a Deligate of the Middlesex District. Patron member of AAPI - American Association of PHYSICIANS OF INDIA. LIFE MEMBER OF IMANE - Indian Medical Association of New England. Member of the Board of Advisors "SAHELI, Boston,MA. Dr. Trivedi is working closely with the Perkin's School for the Blind. Dr. Trivedi is a Life member and Honorary Volunteer for the Fund Raising Contact for North America of BPA - Blind People Association of Amadavad, India. Dr.Trivedi is the Medical Advisor for Yoga East since 1993. He is a Physician who started Health Screening and Consultation At Shri Dwarkami Clinic in Billerica, MA.

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  1. We are lucky for Pandit Chhannulal Mishra who was living at Our Parents home for the weekend in 70’s.
    He is kind and loving person.He is part of the family.He cooked Tahari with Great meal for our family.
    Later we went to all India Radio Live concert in Amadavad, where Pandit Hariprasad Chorasia played Flute and later Pandit Chhannulal Mishra sang ending with his meditative music the programm.
    Ministry of Home Affairs (25 January 2010). “This Year’s Padma Awards announced”. Press release. Retrieved 25 January 2010.

    Rajendra Trivedi, M. D

  2. Navin Trivedi said,

    Dear Doctor
    On the death anniversary of Late Rajiv Gandhi, a programme was convened at Delhi auditorium where Shri Chhannulal recited number of bhajans. I was having opportunity to listen to him on TV.
    thank you for the feedback.

    Navin jai mahadev

  3. Listen Mor music in his Great Voice…..
    More Balma………
    Pandit Channulal Mishra, Pandit Bharat Bhushan Goswami, Khyal, Raag Maru Bihag

    Vocal : Pandit Channulal Mishra, Sarangi : Pandit Bharat Bhushan Goswami, Tabla : Nahul Mishra, Harmonium : Yamin Khan Live recording, 8th January 2003 at the Saptak Annual Music Festival held in Ahmedabad, Gujarat

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