Pandit Prabhakar V. Patwardhan

Pandit Prabhakar V. Patwardhan

Autobiography of Pandit Prabhakar V. Patwardhan also known as Bapu Patwardhan

Back in 2002, Pandit Patwardhan sent his autobiography to Dr. Nasehpour. We include that for tabla lovers:

Pandit Prabhakar V. Patwardhan

The direct student of the late Ustad Ahmedjaan Thirkwar
Here is his autobiography:
I had obtained instructional Tabla Training as per the Guru-Shishya Parampara from -
1. Late - Pt. Gopalrao Patwardhan (My uncle) about accompaniment - 8 to 15 years of age.
2. Late - Pt. Govindrao Parastwar - Solo training for about 3 to 4 years.
3. Late - Padmabhushan Ustad Ahamedjaan Thirakwar through N.C.P.A. during end 1972 to end of 1975.
I was employed in Central Railway one of the Zonal Railway of Indian Railways.  Serve for 39 years and retired in 1992.  It was not possible to be active in tabla field during service. I have devoted my entire life towards this instrument only after retirement.
I wish to bring out the beauty of this instrument with the help of instructional training received by me from my gurus Ustad Thirkwan is known as a pioneer of the solo performance.  He has developed many concepets of Abhijaat Shastriya Sangeet in his play.  At age of 98, he could be in a position to produce the same effect in his performance as a young.  His play was an example for Youngers.  He had developed a unique tonal quality with ease through his presentation.  He proved that, tabla can explore an exceptionable tonal quality if handle with love.
I had published a book on this subject on the eve of his 25th death anniversery March, 2001.  Book is written in Indian National language, 'Hindi'.

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