(Last Updated on : 14/09/2015)
Vasundhara Komkali was regarded as one of the prominent Indian classical vocalists. Her rise as the classical vocalist took place in the very recent years. Vasundhara Komkali under the expert tutelage of Pt. Kumar Gandharva
has received training in Indian classical music
. She was also being trained in classical music under Dr B R Deodhar, 'a doyen of Gwalior Gharana
and a disciple of Pt. Paluskar'.
Early Life of Vasundhara Komkali
In the year of 1931, Vasundhara Komkali was born in Kolkata
. She was brought up in an environment where she was always encouraged to learn music. Her musical career started taking its proper shape when she came to Mumbai
in the year 1946. Vasundhara Komkali is the student of the Gwalior Gharana. There she underwent training under Dr B R Deodhar. She got married to her guru Kumar Gandharva at the time of her training under him. As the disciple of Kumar Gandharva she started companioning him at the time of his executions. She started executing as the 'supporting vocalist' to Kumar Gandharva. In ameliorating her talent, this experience helped her.
Musical Career of Vasundhara Komkali
Vasundhara Komkali used to help Kumar Gandharva in preconceiving as well as executing many themes such as Geet-Varsha, Geet-Hemant, Geet-Vasant, Rituraj-Mehfil, Triveni, Surdas, Tulsidas-Darshan, and Mala-Umajlela-Balgandharva. Audience have always been mesmerized with her extremely melodious and potent voice. She has also executed khayal
, bhajan and lokgeet espousing the footsteps of her guru Kumar Gandharva.
This noted Indian classical vocalist to her credit had been a regular broadcaster of AIR and Doordarshan
. There are many released solo cassettes in her name.
Awards Received by Vasundhara Komkali
In the domain of Classical music Vasundhara Komkali is being honoured as the 'Sangeet Praveen'. As the performing artist, she has travelled in an extensive manner and simultaneously performed in many highly esteemed music festivals. She has executed her 'gayaki' as a solo-artist as well as a concomitant vocalist to the celebrated Kumar Gandharva. To her credit, the first and second volumes of the Anoop Raag Vilas series she has published as a reprint.
Vasundhara Komkali died at her residence in "Dewas" on Wednesday, July 29, 2015. She was 85.