Dr. Ram Deshpande


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Pandit Ram Deshpande has a rich musical tradition. He is a renowed vocalist of present generation and an artist of commendable talent,

Pandit Ram Deshpande was initiated into classical music by Shri. Chepe, Shri. Panake and Pt. Prabhakar Deshkar.

Under the able guidance of Pt. Yashwantbua Joshi and Pt. Ulhas Kashalkar, he has risen to great heights as vocalist of the traditional GWALIOR and JAIPUR GHARANAS. He has received guidance in respect of AGRA GHARANA, from Pt. Babanrao Haldankar and in respect of “BHATKHANDE PARAMPARA” from Pt. Yashwant Mahale.

Along with the traditional instruction, Pandit Ram Deshpande excelled academically too!

He got the post graduate degree in music from Nagpur University with gold medal. His doctoral thesis on ‘Mishra Ragas’ (Combination Ragas) was completed under the able guidance of Pt. V. R. Athavle. Gandharva Mahavidyalaya has selected him as guide for doctorate. He participated in many music seminars and workshops as thinker musician.

Pandit Ram Deshpande has a sonorous and seasoned voice and has a number of ornamentations like gamak, behlao, meend etc., at his command. Moreover, he has a good command of rhythm and large variety of tans. He has a large repertoire of popular and rare raag combinations.