Ustad Ghulam Mustafa Ali to be honored at the 14th Vasantotsav, spearheaded by Suresh Wadkar, Acharya Jialal Vasant Sangeet Niketan
Year after year felicitating the proficient musicians, this Vasantotsav, the pious Acharya Jialal Vasant Sangeet Niketan to bestow the Uttam Vag- Geykar Jialal Vasant Award to Ustad Ghulam Mustafa Ali by Hon’ble Shri Dilip Walse – Patil.
Suresh Wadkar, a luminary created from the music school Acharya Jialal Vasant Sangeet Niketan, a National Award Winner under the category of Best Male Playback Singer, keeping alive the tradition of the music school of by honoring & felicitating the accomplished musicians with Uttam Vag- Geykar Jialal Vasant Award at Vasantotsav.
This year in its 14th Edition Acharya Jialal Vasant Sangeet Niketan acknowledges the accomplishments of the Padma Bhushan Ustad Ghulam Mustafa Ali.
The evening shall see performances by the maestros Grammy Award Winner Ustad Zakir Hussain & Padma Shri U Srinivas.
The Award instituted in 2001 in honor of Acharya Jialal Vasant who himself was an Uttam Vag-Geykar , an accomplished musician proficient in all three fields of music- Vocal, Instrumental Music & Dance. The award presented every year on Vasantotsav to an accomplished performing artist carries an amount of Rupees One Lakh & a silver brick weighing one & quarter kilos with the citation of Uttam Vag-Geykar.
The recipients of the prestigious awards over the years include; Smt. Lata Mangeshkar ji
Smt. Hema Malini ji, Ustad Zakir Hussain ji, Pt. Bhimsen Joshi ji, Pt. Hariprasad Chaurasiyaji, Ustad Amjad Ali Khan Ji & other icons in the music fraternity.
Suresh Wadkar, the ardent disciple who kept the legacy of his Guru’s music school intact mentions, “We are in our 14th Edition, it brings me immense pleasure & pride to initiate & witness the felicitation of Ustad Ghulam Mustafa Ali. The evening is highly anticipated by the music connoisseurs who will witness the performances by Ustad Zakir Hussain ji & Padma Shri U Srinivas.”
He further adds, “The Award & Festival are the efforts fulfilling his dream of re-establishing the glory of Indian Classical Music & instilling respect towards our heritage among the youth of India as well as the world over.”