Jayateerth Mevundi is considered to be the doyen of Kirana Gharana by connoisseurs of music. This gem was unearthed and gifted to the realm of music by Pt. Arjunsa Nakod and chiseled by Pt. Shripati Paadegar, who himself was the prime disciple of the legend Bharat Ratna Pt. Bhimsen Joshi.
An efficient singer with melodious voice, Sri Jayateerth Mevundi is credited with ‘A’ grade by All India Radio and Doordarshan. One of the most sought after young artists of the country, Shri Mevundi has set his own scales of standard in the Hindustani classical, Santavaani and Daasavani streams. His live concerts are mind blowing, recorded CDs provide an excellent panacea for frustration.
Sri Jayateerth Mevundi is role model for the wannabe musicians, thanks to his of talent and hardwork. This melodious singer was awarded with 'Young maestro in music' by the past president of India, Dr. A.P.J Abdul Kalaam besides the recognitions akin to Pt. Jasraj Gourav Puraskar, Pt. Basavraj Rajguru Puraskar and Aditya Birla Sangeet Kala Kiran.
The glitterati among these is the 'Swar Bhaskar Puraskar' the first ever award given in the name of Bharth Ratna Pt. Bhimsen Joshi.
Probably Sri Jayateerth Mevundi is the only young vocalist who is blessed by 3 legendary musicians Bharath Ratna Pt. Ravishankar, Bharath Ratna Pt. Bhimsen Joshi and Bharath Ratna Lata Mangeshkar after listening to Jayateerthji’s singing.