Kallianpur born on 2nd July 1993,was initiated into basic tabla at a
tender age of seven years and for the past several years has been undergoing
advanced training from Ustad Shabbir Nisar of Hyderabad, son and disciple of legendary
tabla Nawaaz Shaik Dawood Khan Sahab.
Gifted Mihir is a role model of dedication, hard work, patience and
perseverance and after rigorous training and Riyaz has developed into a first
class tabla player and is now recognized as a young musician of outstanding
talent. Encouragement in the form of
scholarship from ‘SURSAGAR’, Bangalore and
Centre for Cultural Resources and Training, New Delhi came early along with recognition
in the form of awards. He has topped
several competitions and won prizes.
Also at a very young age has been appreciated by the doyens of music
like Late Smt Gangubai Hangal. Leading musicians like Smt Lalita Ubhayker,
Pandit Madhav Gudi, Ustad Hamid Khan, Smt Lalit. J. Rao, Smt Aditi Upadhayay
among others have recognized his talent and blessed him. He has also received
the ‘POGO AMAZING KIDS’ award and has participated in the world’s largest
symphony of Indian Classical Music.
Mihir has given tabla solo concerts at many prestigious organizations
like Canara Union, Sursagar, Hindustani Sangeeth Vidyapeeth, Saptak, Lions
Club, Swar Saptak, etc. He has also
accompanied several vocalists and instrumentalists and was acknowledged as a
sensitive and skilful accompanist. Mihir`s talent was recognized by Sitar
Wizard Shahid Parvez Khan who went on to perform with him at a concert in
Bangalore. He has also performed in prestigious music festivals such as
Devnandan Ubhayker Yuva sangeet utsav in Bangalore
and Bharatiya Sangeet Vidyalaya in Dharwad.