A GENERATIONAL STORY
PANDIT DR. SUDHAKAR MARATHE
Since the year 1992 he has been performing on the “All India Radio”.
In the year 1963 he presented his Research Thesis on his chosen topic “Gwalior Gharana” and was honored with “Doctorate in Music” by the Akhil Bharatiya Gandharva Mahavidyalay Mandal in which he stood 1st in India. This achievement came at an early age of 25.
He sings various types which are considered to be an integral part of classical music such as Khayal, Thumri, Tarana, Tappa, Bhajans, etc.
He performed in the lights of some eminent personalities like Shri. Lal Bahadur Shastri in the year 1964, Shri. Bramhanand Reddy, Shri. Morarji Desai in the year 1968 and recently Shri. Shankaracharya of Sringeri peetham.
Dr. Marathe has performed jugalbandis in many concerts with Late Pt. Chaturbhuj Rathod, father of Music director Shravan Rathod and singer Roopkumar Rathod from 1959-1987. He has also performed in jugalbandis with Late Ustad Ghulam Khwaja.
SHRI DHANANJAY MARATHE
Shri Dhananjay Marathe is the son of classical vocalist Pt Dr Sudhakar Marathe. He started learning classical vocal at an age of 9 in the year 1987 and is still getting trained to get prepared for doing his Ph.d in music under the guidance of his father. Being a third generation in music, Dhananjayji has immense passion for this performing art.
Dhananjayji is been performing since the year 1994. He completed his Sangeet Visharad (B.mus) in the year 1996 and Sangeet Alankar (M. mus) in the year 2002. Apart from Post graduation in music, he has done his Post graduation in personnel management (MPM). He has also learnt tabla from Ustad Mohammed Hanif Mirajkar for 6 years.
He has performed in the lights of many eminent artists and personalities like Ustad Abdul Halim Jaffer Khan, Pt Sadashiv Pawar, Ustad Faiyaz Hussain Khan, Shri. Shankaracharya of Sringeri peetham.
Dhananjayji also likes to sing compositions in new ragas in different taals like his father.