Pune, December 13, 2019 : First time performers, Dhrupad Sisters and Viraj Joshi have won hearts of punekars on the third day of 67th Sawai Gandharva Bhimsen Mahotsav,.
The first session on this day opened with the Dhrupad Sisters, Amita Sinha Mahapatra, Janhavi Phansalkar and Anuja Borude (Pakhwaj) who presented Raag Bhimpalas to enthrall the crowd. In that Chau Taal Composition ‘Kunjan me racho ras..’ They also performed Raag Charukeshi.
The performance was followed by Viraj Joshi, disciple of Pt. Shrinivas Joshi and grandson of Bharat Ratna, Pt. Bhimsen Joshi who performed Raag Puriyadhanashree. He presented the compositions ‘Sumiran tero naam..’ and got a huge applause from the audience. Also he perfomed Abhang ‘Tirtha Viththal, Kshetra Viththal’ and ‘Saubhagyada lakshmi baramma..’. He was accompanied by Pandurang Pawar on Tabala, Avinash Dighe on Harmonium, Vinayk Koli, Mukund Badarayani and Mohasin Mirajkar on Tanpura.