Jagdish Prasad

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Jagdish Prasad
Background information
Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh, India
DiedJuly 2011 (aged 73–74)
Kolkata, West Bengal, India
GenresHindustani classical music
Years active1938–2011

Jagdish Prasad (1937 - 18 July 2011) was a Calcutta-based Indian classical vocalist of the Patiala gharana.[1]

Early life and training[edit]

He received his initial training from his father Badri Prasad. Badri prasad ji was the court musician of the former principality of Raigarh, situated in the modern state of Chhattisgarh. Later Jagdish ji became a student of Bade Ghulam Ali Khan.[2]


He was associated with the ITC Sangeet Research Academy.[3] He joined ITC-SRA in 1977 as a musician-scholar.[4] Later on he became a lecturer at the Khairagarh University in Madhya Pradesh. He was a Top grade All India Radio radio artist.[5]

He has performed in all the major conferences held all over the country and has also toured abroad in countries like US, Canada, UK and several parts of Europe.[citation needed]

He was a winner of the civilian honour Padma Shri (1991).[6]


His legacy is being carried on by his son Samrat Pandit[7][8] who launched his solo career in 2001.[9]


  • Dawning Dewdrops (2011) (Label: Questz World): Ragas: Gurjari Todi, Bhatiyar & Kafi Thumri
  • Shraddhanjali (2 CDs) (2011) (Label: Saregama India): Ragas: Bageshri, Gujri Todi, Bhairavi Thumri,Vacahspati, Desh Thumri, Pahadi Thumri


  1. ^ "Celebrated Masters : Jagdish Prasad". Itcsra.org. 18 July 2017. Retrieved 18 July 2017.
  2. ^ Buff, Nicholas. "ITC Sangeet Research Academy". www.itcsra.org. Retrieved 1 April 2018.
  3. ^ "The Telegraph - Calcutta : Metro". www.telegraphindia.com. Archived from the original on 16 March 2018. Retrieved 28 February 2007.
  4. ^ "ITC Sangeet Research Academy :: Our Scholar Perform". www.itcsra.org. Retrieved 15 March 2018.
  5. ^ Dave, Kashyap (20 July 2011). "Hindustani classical vocalist Pandit Jagdish Prasad passes away". The Economic Times. Retrieved 20 July 2011.
  6. ^ "Padma Awards" (PDF). Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. 2015. Archived from the original (PDF) on 15 October 2015. Retrieved 21 July 2015.
  7. ^ Ganesh, Deepa (20 March 2003). "His master's voice". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 7 May 2003. Retrieved 2 August 2017.
  8. ^ "Pt Jagdish Prasad". Samrat Pandit. 18 July 2017. Retrieved 18 July 2017.
  9. ^ Athavale, Dileep (16 December 2012). "Sawai has something for connoisseurs & amateurs". Times of India. Retrieved 2 August 2017.