Madhava Gudi

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Madhav Gudi
ಮಾಧವ ಗುಡಿ
माधव गुडि
Birth name Madhav Gudi
Born 1941[1]
Dharwad, Karnataka[1]
Origin Dharwad, Karnataka
Died April 2011 (aged 69–70) [1]
Dharwad, Karnataka[1]
Genres Hindustani Classical Music - Khayal & Light forms
Occupation(s) Hindustani Classical Vocalist

Madhav Gudi (Kannada:ಮಾಧವ ಗುಡಿ, Devanagari:माधव गुडि) (1941 – 22 April 2011) was a Hindustani classical vocalist, specialising in Khayal and light forms.[2]

Early life and background[edit]

Madhav Gudi was born in Dharwad, Karnataka[3] into a family of keertankars and harikatha (devotional) musicians.

Madhav Gudi was introduced to music at a very early age. His initial training was under Pandit Nageshrao Deshpande and He finally received his most important training from the Kirana scion Pandit Bhimsen Joshi in a guru-shishya milieu which lasted well over twenty six years.

Singing career[edit]

Gudi's voice suited for Hindustani classical as well as light classical (dasavani and abhang) music. A top-grade All India Radio artiste, he toured all over India and performed with Pt. Bhimsen Joshi in several centers in India and overseas.


Among several accolades that he received were the Sangeeta Nritya Academy award from the Government of Karnataka, Surashri, Gaana Bhaskar, Smt Vatsala Tai Joshi Award by the hands of Legendary Dr. Prabha Atre, Gaana Kala Tilaka and the Yashavant Rao Chauhan Samata Gaurav Puraskar.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e "Hindustani vocalist Madhav Gudi dead". Chennai, India: The Hindu. 23 April 2011. Retrieved 2011-05-03. 
  2. ^ His maestro's voice
  3. ^ Music festival profile