Dattatreya Velankar

Hindustani classical vocalist

Dattatreya Velankar
Dattatreya Velankar was born to a family of Keertankars. His father, Lakshmandas Velankar is a renowned Harikatha Vidwan who is acclaimed for his contribution to the art of presenting Harikatha.  
Inspired by his parents, Dattatreya took up Harikatha at a tender age under the tutorship of the world famous Harikatha artiste Sant Bhadragiri Achyutadasji. He also received encouragement from Swami Jitakamanandaji at Ramakrishna Balakashrama, Mangalore, where he received his schooling.
On the advice of Achyutadasji, Dattatreya sought the guidance of eminent Hindustani classical vocalist Vinayak Torvi, from whom he has been receiving taleem since 1993
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Dattatreya Velankar - Classical exponent
Dattatreya Velankar - Classical exponent
With the blessings of Guru Pt Vinayak Torvi and experience in teaching at International schools, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan Bangalore and Learn Quest academy of music in Boston USA, He has recently started SHADJA KALA KENDRA a Hindustani classical vocal school in Bangalore, where teaching classical vocal in traditional guru – shishya parampara style by himself.
        This institution offers students the opportunity to learn the nuances of Hindustani Vocal Classical Music, in an informal and personalized setting. Instruction in vocal music is offered at two levels – Beginner and Advanced. There is no age restriction to join SHADJA KALA KENDRA – only prerequisites are interest and inclination. Once in a Week, a trained teacher at Shadja will facilitate instruction, enjoyment and exposure to Hindustani Vocal Classical Music.
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