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Biography of Pt. Bholanath Mishra



Pt. Bholanath Mishra Biography

Basic Information:
- Name: Pt. Bholanath Mishra
- Date of Birth: 17/01/1964
- Place of Birth: Hariharpur Town in Uttar Pradesh
- Nationality: Indian

Biography:

PT. BHOLANATH MISHRA

An eminent vocalist of Banaras Azamgarh Hariharpur Gharana Specialisation in Khyal, Tappa, Thumri, Dadra, Kajri, Chaiti, Hori, Ghazal and Devotional Song Pt. Bholanath Mishra, born in Hariharpur village, Azamgarh district, Uttar Pradesh into a family where music has been in their roots since ages.


MUSICAL TUTELAGE

Pt. Bholanath Mishra was being initiated into this field of Hindustani classical music by his beloved mother Late Smt. Chandravati Devi. After which, his formal training in vocal music started under his father, the renowned Late Pt. Rakhal Mishra. He then placed himself under the tutelage of his famed elder brother, Pt. Dinanath Mishra, Kolkata. He was indeed priviledged to be under the able guidance of Pt. A. T. Kanan, Sangeet Research Academy I.T.C. Presently, he is honing his skills further under the noted vocalists, Pt. Rajan and Sajan Mishra of Benaras Gharana.

The music in his house is more than 300-year-old and he is the eighth generation member of his household singing in the music arena. He has been interested in the field of Hindustani singing since his childhood. And apart from singing, he also plays other instruments like, Harmonium, Tabla, Sur Mandal, Tanpura Etc. After facing several hurdles since his childhood, today he has reached this destination. Today in many different cities of India more than 100 of his students are B, B-High, A and Top Grade artists of All India Radio and Doordarshan. Today in various cities of India and abroad his students are working in government, semi-government, private sector like, School, College, University Etc.


MUSICAL LIFE

Pt. Bholanath Mishra is an artist of high repute who has already carved a niche for himself in the world of Hindustani Classical Music, not only in India but abroad. He has performed at various prestigious music festivals both in India and abroad. The esteemed institute of ICCR has conducted his concerts in England, Austria, Spain, Germany, U.S.A, to name some. He has conducted lec-dems and workshops for varied academic and social institutions, SPIC-MACAY, IRCEN, Kathak Kendra New Delhi, to name some, to create awareness amongst the masses.  

Pt. Bholanath Mishra has a pleasing musical personality and has a melodious, subtle, and in depth voice texture. His beautiful rendishing Khayal expositions with impeccable lively compositions and intricate and fluent taans, sprightly purab ang thumri, dadra, kajri, chaiti, hori, jhoola, barahmasi, sensuous ghazals and soulful bhajans leave his audience mesmerised. Presently, he is a Top Graded artist at the All India Radio, New Delhi and has performed at the Akashvani Sangeet Sammelan, National Programme of A.I.R and concerts of Doordarshan.


SOME OF THE IMPORTANT MUSIC FESTIVALS WHERE

PT. BHOLANATH MISHRA HAS PERFORMED
Akashvani Sangeet Sammelan
Akashvani National Programme of Music
Doordarshan National Programme of Music
Concerts of Doordarshan  
Khajuraho Festival
Tansen Sangeet Samaroh
Haridas Sangeet Sammelan
Raag Sabha Durgiyana Mandir, Amritsar
Shruti Mandal, Jaipur
Shruti Mandal, Ajmer
Malhar Festival
Kajri Festival
Thumri Festival
Baba Hariballabh Sangeet Sammelan
Baba Allauddin Khan Sangeet Samaroh
Indraprastha Festival
Chaturlal Memorial Sangeet Sammelan
Spic Macay (All over India)
Jawahar Kala Kendra, Jaipur
Sangeet Natak Academy (All over India)
Awadh Sandhya, Lucknow
Azamgarh Mahotsav
Raj Bhavan, Jammu
Raj Bhavan, Bhopal


PT. BHOLANATH MISHRA MUSIC RELEASE

RAGA-ALAAP SERIES Times Music has accredited him by bringing out CDs and Cassettes in the Raga Alaap series

MUSICIAN GUILD Musician Guild has also released a CD from Mumbai of Malhar Ragas

DHAROHAR Music of the Soul Geetanjali Music has released CD of Classical and Semi Classical Series


ACHIEVEMENTS AND ACCOLADES

PT. BHOLANATH MISHRA HAS PLENITUDES OF ACCOLADES TO HIS CREDIT.
U.P. Sangeet Natak Academy Award, 2017
Bharat Sanchar Samman by BSNL, Ghaziabad
Suromani Award in Haridas Sangeet Sammelan Mumbai
Chinmoy Lahiri Award from Arunodaya Kolkata
Sangeet Rattan Award by Prof. Hari Dev ji Punjab
Maa Sharde Samman Ajmer
Sangeet Shiromani Samman by Gandhi Hindustani Sahitya Sabha New Delhi
Swar Sangeet Vibhuti Samman
Tarana Samman New Delhi
Bhagwan Natraj Samman Ajmer
The Legend of Indian Classical Music Vocal Lifetime Achievement Award HU Music and Films Pvt. Ltd. Delhi to name a few.
Etc.


PRESENT MUSICAL CONTRIBUTION

Pt. Bholanath Mishra has conducted lec-dems and workshops for varied academic and social institutions, SPIC-MACAY, IRCEN, Kathak Kendra New Delhi, to name some, to create awareness amongst the masses. He has also conducted musical workshops among the under privileged, especially abled children and young generations in schools and institutions to spread the importance of Indian Classical Music among them and inspire their lives at a special level every year. Pt. Bholanath Mishra is presently the founder of the music organisation SWAR LAYA CHHAND Regd. 1552/2016 which is being dedicated to the memory of Sangitacharya Late Pt. Rakhal Mishra. 

This society is being founded to provide a platform to the upcoming artists and give respect to the stalwarts of the classical world.


HIS INTEREST 

Apart from singing, he is also interested in playing different musical instruments. He works to foster interest in classical music of others in his spare time. He has been organizing many government non-government institutions workshops and seminars for the people and children of both types interested or not interested in Hindustani classical music to promote it

During his spare time, he composes his own Bandish in different ragas.


PROMOTION

Pt. Bholanath Mishra has composed and sung different song on COVID - 19 (CORONA) to bring general awareness among people of the country and also to prevent them from the drastic effects of these crucial moments.

He has been performing on different Facebook, Instagram, YouTube page and groups during COVID 19 lock down and has been promoting the Indian Classical as well as Semi Classical and Light Music and also has been preventing the mind of everyone especially Young Mass from tension and distraction.

He has started Musical Episodes named as Swar Laya Chhand Rasik on YouTube and Facebook to promote Classical Music and also to motivate the Young Mass and others to be attracted towards Classical Music.

He has been organising musical programmes since last week of Aril 2020 on Swar Laya Chhand Facebook page under  Classical Series 2020 as a prayer for (Peace of Soul and World Prosperity),

Bhajan Bhakti Prawah Series 2020 as a prayer for (Peace of Soul and World Prosperity),

Music Medicine Meditation Series 2020 as a prayer for (Peace of Soul and World Prosperity),

Sadhna Aradhana Prathna Series 2020 as a prayer for (Peace of Soul and World Prosperity),

Sukh Shanti Samriddhi Series 2020 as a prayer for (Hum Honge Kamyab COVID 19 Se) inviting the great Artist of the Nation as well as the beginners of the Nation and Abroad. By the end of June 2020 nearly 200 Plus Artist have performed. 

And still it is continuing.


Work experience:
he is a Top Graded artist at the All India Radio, New Delhi and has performed at the Akashvani Sangeet Sammelan, National Programme of A.I.R and concerts of Doordarshan.

Educational history:
Pt. Bholanath Mishra was being initiated into this field of Hindustani classical music by his beloved mother Late Smt. Chandravati Devi. After which, his formal training in vocal music started under his father, the renowned Late Pt. Rakhal Mishra. He then placed himself under the tutelage of his famed elder brother, Pt. Dinanath Mishra, Kolkata. He was indeed priviledged to be under the able guidance of Pt. A. T. Kanan, Sangeet Research Academy I.T.C. Presently, he is honing his skills further under the noted vocalists, Pt. Rajan and Sajan Mishra of Benaras Gharana

Skill summary:
Apart from singing, he is also interested in playing different musical instruments. He works to foster interest in classical music of others in his spare time.

Height: 5 ft 6 in

Weight: 60 kg

Introduction Video: 


 
Instagram: https://instagram.com/bholanath.mishra?igshid=1h9v02t5n69bd

Other: https://www.facebook.com/pt.bholanath/


QUESTIONS:

What do you like doing in your spare time?
Apart from singing, he is also interested in playing different musical instruments. He works to foster interest in classical music of others in his spare time. He has been organizing many government non-government institutions workshops and seminars for the people and children of both types interested or not interested in Hindustani classical music to promote it During his spare time, he composes his own Bandish in different ragas.

Who is your inspiration?
His inspiration is his parents and guru

Do you have a boyfriend/girlfriend?
No

What is your favorite food?
Indian food

What is your favorite sport?
Cricket

What is your favorite movie?
Patriotic movie

What is your favorite song?
Classical music

What is your dream?
Introducing the Indian classical music to youngsters


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