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Gharana in classical music refers to a lineage of masters and disciples that have evolved a common style with unique flavours and nuances. In a rich tradition of Gharanas in Indian Classical Music, Kirana Gharana stands out as an embodiment of beauty and serenity.

The gharana trshrinivass its origin in the 16th century to the then famous singers Nayak Dhondu and Nayak Bhannu.. In this style of singing the perfect swara is used to create an emotional mood. Note by note elaboration of the Raga theme is an exclusive characteristic of Kirana Gharana.

shrinivas has been trained in Kirana style in which the Bhava of the song is expressed with utmost understanding and intense emotion.Various influences have shaped his music, the first and foremost being his father. shrinivas is the last disciple of the Kirana Gharana Doyen Bhimsen Joshi, his father who was the disciple of the divine vocalists Sawai Gandharva, who himself received the gifted guidance of Ustaad Abdul Karim Khan, one of the founders of the Kirana Gharana. This invaluable Guruparampara has had a deep impact on shrinivas's music.


Melodious, soothing and touching Kirana Gayaki gives great importance to Aalap and is known for its sweetness and heart-wrenching emotion. It is the ultimate expression of devotion and compassion.

The legend has it that Nayak Dhondu and Nayak Bhannu requested Krishna to give them' that swar in his flute'! It is said that the cows used to come to listen to their singing. Thus this style of singing is known as Goharanbani.

The stalwarts who have enriched this Gharana are Hirabai Badodekar, Roshanara Begum, Sureshbabu Mane, Saraswatibai Rane, Sawai Gandharva, Manik Verma, Gangubai Hangal, Phiroz Dastur, Niyaz Ahmed Khan, Faiyaz Ahmed Khan and Pt. Bhimsen Joshi. Shrinivas Joshi is proud of and humbled by this rich lineage and is firm on taking this legacy forward.

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