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Live performance in Pune on 17 July 2009
Born 3 August 1936 (1936-08-03) (age 73)
Origin Hariharpur, Azamgarh district, Uttar Pradesh, India
Genres Hindustani classical music, thumri
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) 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. He was awarded the Padma Bhushan, India’s third highest civilian honor, in 2010.
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. 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, and later he trained under Thakur Jaidev Singh.
Today, he is considered one of Indian finest exponents in presenting a unique blend of the Banaras gayaki and the Punjab gayaki, in his khyal, dadra, thumri, chaiti, kajri, hori and bhajans.
Tulsidas – Ramcharitmanas
Spirit Of Benares
Krishna – From The Heart Of Benaras
Holi Ke Rang
1.^ Kirana Gharana at indoclassical.com.
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 worldwiderecordsindia.com.
5.^ Ministry of Home Affairs (25 January 2010). “This Year’s Padma Awards announced”. Press release. http://www.pib.nic.in/release/release.asp?relid=57307. Retrieved 25 January 2010.
6.^ Even in a family where music was… livemint.com, 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