Mirashi Buwa

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Yashwant Sadashiva Buwa, commonly referred as Mirashi Buwa (1883 – January 5, 1966), was an Indian classical singer in khyal-genre of Hindustani classical music. He was a noted disciple of Balakrishnabuwa Ichalkaranjikar (1849–1926) of Gwalior gharana, along with Vishnu Digambar Paluskar.[1][2] He was known for his fast taans. He was also an actor and had performed in many of the Sangeet Nataks, Marathi theatre musicals.


He was born in 1883 in Ichalkaranji in present Kolhapur district, Maharashtra. [3] He worked with theatre company "Natyakala Pravartak Mandali" in Pune, from 1911 to 1932, and also taught music to numerous disciples.[3]

In 1961, he was awarded the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award, given by the Sangeet Natak Akademi, India's National Academy of Music, Dance & Drama.[4]

He died on January 5, 1966.[3]


His notable disciples include Vinayakbuva Utturkar and Yeshawantbuwa Joshi of Mumbai.[1]


  1. ^ a b Jeffrey Michael Grimes (2008). The Geography of Hindustani Music: The Influence of Region and Regionalism on the North Indian Classical Tradition. ProQuest. pp. 134–. ISBN 978-1-109-00342-0. Retrieved 17 July 2013. 
  2. ^ Bonnie C. Wade (1984). Khyāl: Creativity Within North India's Classical Music Tradition. CUP Archive. pp. 42–. ISBN 978-0-521-25659-9. Retrieved 17 July 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c Durga Das Pvt. Ltd (1985). Eminent Indians who was who, 1900-1980, also annual diary of events. Durga Das Pvt. Ltd. p. 368. Retrieved 17 July 2013. 
  4. ^ "SNA: List of Akademi Awardees". Sangeet Natak Akademi Official website. Archived from the original on 2015-05-30.