Jialal Vasant

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Jialal Vasant
Genres Indian classical
Occupation(s) Musician

Jialal Vasant was an Indian classical musician and music instructor. He was the founder of the Mumbai music school Acharya Jialal Vasant Sangeet Niketan. During his career as an instructor he taught a wide variety of students, including playback singers Suresh Wadkar and Vikas Bhalla.[1] After his death, the school was taken over by his daughter, Prem Vasant, and Suresh Wadkar.[2]

The Uttam Vaggayekar Jialal Vasant Award is named after Vasant. Initiated in 2000 by the Suresh Wadkar Ajivasan Music Academy, the 100,000 (US$1,500) award is given each year to an Indian vocalist, musician, composer, dancer, or lyricist.[3]


  1. ^ Sawant, Anagha (3 February 1998). "Face Off with Vikas Bhalla". Indian Express. Retrieved 7 August 2009. 
  2. ^ "Musical Feast". Screen. 2 March 2001. Retrieved 7 August 2009. 
  3. ^ "Uttam Vaggayekar Jialal Vasant Award for Lata". Screen. 9 March 2007. Retrieved 7 August 2009.