Ganapati Bhat

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Pandit Ganapati Bhat Hasanagi

Pandit Ganapati Bhat, popularly known as Ganapati Bhat Hasanagi, is an Indian Hindustani classical vocalist. He belongs to Kirana Gharana-Gwalior Gharana. Currently, He is a resident Guru at prestigious Dr. Gangubai Hangal Gurukul Trust in Hubli. He was born and brought up in Hasanagi, a small village in the state of Karnataka in India.[1][2]

Art and Career[edit]

Pandit Ganapati Bhat became interested in Hindustani classical music at a young age. He is a disciple of Basavaraj Rajguru,[3] the maestro from Dharwad whose gayaki (singing style) is based on the Kirana, the Gwalior and the Patiala gharanas.

Bhat started his training in music as a sitarist, but was drawn into Hindustani vocal music. He studied with C. R. Vyas. He has trained many young musicians in a Gurukula style setting in Hasanagi.

Pandit Ganapati Bhat has performed in all the major Hindustani classical forums in India and abroad. His concerts in many cities - Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, New York, San Francisco, Washington etc. - have earned him fans overseas.

Awards and Recognition[edit]

  • Puttaraj Gawai award in 2015[4]
  • Sawai Gandharva Puraskar in 2016[5]
  • Nijaguna Purandara award 2017[6]


  1. ^ M. Madan Mohan (2005-04-08). "Entertainment Bangalore: Native notes". The Hindu. Retrieved 2013-02-23. 
  2. ^ Prince Rama Varma (2007-02-21). "Pandit Ganapathi Bhatt of Hasanagi, Hindustani Vocalist". Retrieved 2013-02-23. 
  3. ^ "Label with a cause". The Music Magazine (e-zine). 2001-07-26. Retrieved 2013-02-23. 
  4. ^ "Puttaraj Gawai Award for Pandit Ganapati Bhat Hasanagi". The Hindu. Special Correspondent. 2015-03-04. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 2018-01-26. 
  5. ^ "Sawai Gandharva Puraskar for Ganapati Bhat Hasanagi". The Hindu. Special Correspondent, Special Correspondent. 2016-09-26. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 2018-01-26. 
  6. ^ "Hampa Nagarajaiah bags prestigious Pampa award - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 2018-01-26. 

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