Jagdish Prasad

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Pandit Jagdish Prasad
Background information
Native name पंडित जगदीश प्रसाद
Born 1937
Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh, India
Died July 2011 (aged 73–74)
Genres Hindustani classical music
Occupation(s) Singer
Instruments Vocals
Years active 1938–2011

Jagdish Prasad (1937 - July 18, 2011) was a Calcutta-based Hindustani classical vocalist of the Patiala Gharana.[1] He was a winner of the civilian honour of Padma Shri (1991).[2]

Early life[edit]

He received his initial training from his father Badri Prasad, who was the court musician of the former principality of Raigarh, situated in the modern state of Chhattisgarh. He was awarded by the principality of Raigadh at the age of 5.


Later he became a student of Bade Ghulam Ali Khan. Under the tutelage of both, he enriched his repertoire in both classical and semi-classical music. He had tremendous control over both melody (sur) as well as rhythm (lai).

He was associated with ITC Sangeet Research Academy, and later on he became a lecturer at the Khairagarh University in Madhya Pradesh. He is a Top grade radio artist.

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.

His legacy is being carried on by his sons.


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. ^ "Remembering Pandit Jagdish Prasad". Itcsra.org. 2011-07-18. Retrieved 2013-09-12. 
  2. ^ "Padma Awards" (PDF). Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. 2015. Archived from the original (PDF) on November 15, 2014. Retrieved July 21, 2015.