Pravin Godkhindi

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Pravin Godkhindi
ಪ್ರವೀಣ್ ಗೋಡಖಿಂಡಿ
Pravin Godkhindi Performing.jpg
Pravin Godkhindi performing for Laya Lavanya
Background information
Birth name Pravin Godkhindi
Origin Dharwad , Karnataka
Genres Hindustani Classical Music & Light forms, Modern & Film Music
Occupations Flautist, Music Composer/Director

Pravin Godkhindi (Kannada: ಪ್ರವೀಣ್ ಗೋಡಖಿಂಡಿ) is a flute (Bansuri) player[1] following the Hindustani style of music. He is a trained Electrical engineer and an alumnus of SDM College of Engineering and Technology, Dharwad. He plays traditional Hindustani style of flute as well as contemporary. His father "Pt.Venkatesh Godkhindi" is a renowned bansuri maestro,vocalist and A-grade radio artist, mainly serving AIR, Dharwad. He started learning flute from his father at the age of three. Venkatesh Godkhindi trained Pravin for decades together.Pravinn has mastered father's own unique style of singing on flute(gayki style).He is a master of thanthrakari style. He has experimented with fusion of both Indian and Western music. He has given many solo concerts in India and abroad. He is playing a very significant role in popularizing the Indian Classical Music among the masses[citation needed] . The "3 generations" concert which he performed with his father Pt Venkatesh Godkhindi and son Shadaj Godkhindi caught the attention of flute lovers all over the world. He has also performed at the World Flutes Festival at Mendoza, Argentina in September, 2010.He was awarded the title "Suramani" at the age of 16. He is the first southindian Bansuri artiste to be graded "A-Top". He is also the first Indian to perform on the 8 feet contrabass flute, which has renamed as GOD's BANSI. He has composed music for innumerable popular TV serials such as "Garva", "Malebillu". He won the Aryabhata award for his composition of title track for Malebillu. He has composed music for films like Beru (A national award winning movie, 2005) and "krishna nee late aagi baaro". He has also composed music for several dance ballets and dramas. He is known for his fusion albums and a raga based TV show "Ragaranjini.". He has performed with veteran musicians like Ustad Zakir Hussain, Dr Balmurali Krishna, Pt. Kadri Gopalnath, Pt. Vishwa Mohan Bhatt, Vidwan Kumaresh and many others. His album by name "Raaga Rang" in association with saxophone maestro Shri Kadri Gopalnath has been very popular. Some of his popular albums are Classical Solo OM KRISHNA, AntARYAMI, MADHURADHWANI, ECHOES OF THE VALLEY

Classical Jugalbandi MOMENTS OF MELODY - with Guitar, MANGAL DHWANI - with Guitar and Santoor, SUMMER RAIN - with Santoor, PRAVIN RAFIQ - with Sitar, MILAAP - with Carnatic Flute, BRINDAVAN - with his father Pt. Venkatesh Godkhindi, MILAN - with Vid. Mysore Nagaraj, SOUNDARYA - with Vid. Mysore Manjunath, TARUN PRAVIN - with Pandit Tarun Bhattacharya

Fusion RAAG RANG - with Pt. Kadri Gopalnath, RAAG RANG – DVD-Live in Concert, YATRA - with Pt. Kadri Gopalnath, SUR SAGAR (vol. 1,2 &3), RAAGINI (vol 1,2 & 3), ENCHANTING DIVINE, BAMBOO MAGIC, ORIENT IS ALIVE, MURALI NAADA




  1. ^ India today international. Living Media International Ltd. 2002-01-01. p. 54. "A FEATHER DANCES Virgin: Rs75 Pravin Godkhindi presents seven "rhythms" or fusion compositions of the flute...."