Pandit Arvind Parikh
Arvind parikh was born in Ahmedabad into a Gujrati Business Family with cultural and spiritual influences.
Arvind Parikh is having a performing career spanning over six decades. Association with different learned musicians and vocalists helped him in his research work on different rare ragas and compositions. B. R. Deodhar, Latafat Hussain Khan, Amir Khan, Niyaz Ahmad-Faiyaz Ahmad Khan, D. T. Joshi, Radhika Mohan Maitra need special mention here. He has performed in India and abroad. He has been featured at almost all major music festivals in India and Europe, and has had very successful concert tours in several parts of West Asia, Far East and Australia. Parikh is a regular broadcaster on All India Radio. His approach towards music, collection of authentic bandishes (compositions), and approach of teaching were praised.
Parikh worked as musicologist, teacher, cultural ambassador, and promoted initiatives aimed at increasing interest in Hindustani classical music n India and abroad. He was vice president of the International Music Council (UNESCO) during 1994-97 and is currently co-ordinator for the Indian sub-continent. He is President of the Indian Musicological Society, chairman of the Western India Chapter of ITC-Sangeet Research Academy.
Now, Surtarang is ready for a special broadcast to celebrate his 89th birthday on the 19th October 2016.
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