Nityanand Haldipur

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Nityanand Haldipur
Background information
Born1948 (age 74–75)
Mumbai, India

Nityanand Haldipur (born 7 May 1948) is a performer and teacher of the Indian bamboo flute, known in India as the bansuri. He is a purist in the true Maihar Gharana tradition and learned from Ma Annapurna Devi, in Mumbai, India.[1] He has been rated as a "Top Grade" artist by the All India Radio and was awarded the prestigious Sangeet Natak Academi award in 2010.

Musical profile[edit]

Student life[edit]

Nityanand was born in Mumbai into a musical family and showed indications of prodigious abilities at a very young age. His father, Niranjan Haldipur, a senior disciple of Pannalal Ghosh, initiated him into the art of flute-playing.[2] Over the next two decades, Nityanand's training continued under the late Chidanand Nagarkar, and Devendra Murdeshwar. Since 1986, Nityanand has been learning from Padma Bhushan Srimati Annapurna Devi, doyenne of the Maihar gharana.[3]

Musical oeuvre[edit]


He has performed at various musical events worldwide:

  • India – New Delhi – South Asian Association For Regional Cooperation(SAARC) summit, Ahmedabad, Ajmer, Allahabad, Alwar, Amravati, Aurangabad, Bangalore.[4]


Haldipur has composed music for several radio shows and for wellness programs like spiritual healing therapy, stress management and art of relaxation. He has collaborated with musicians of different genres like Robert Giannetti.[5]


Haldipur has received the following awards:

Dr. Mallikarjun Mansur award by the State Government of Karnataka – 2022

Tansen Sanman award by the Government of Madhya Pradesh – 2021

Swarasadhan Samiti conferred: – Swara Sadhna Ratna

Sahara International: – Lifetime achievement award

Sanskritik Foundation New Delhi conferred Fellowship

Odisa Akademy of Tribal Culture Research & Arts: – Bharat Gaurav.

Amulya Jyoti Foundation: – Venu Ratna.

Salt Lake Kolkata: – Jadubhatt Award.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Ray Chowdhury, Tathagata (26 January 2015). "Bansuri innovator ignored in city". The Times of India. Retrieved 27 January 2015.
  2. ^ Dhaneshwar, Amarendra. "Flute stop!". The Times of India. Retrieved 15 July 2009.
  3. ^ a b Unattributed. "Nityanand Haldipur – Akademi Award: Hindustani Instrumental Music (Flute)". Sangeet Natak Academi. Retrieved 25 February 2012.
  4. ^ Nagaraj, V (28 August 2009). "Amrita Venkatesh and Pandit Nityanand Haldipur left the audience with memorable moments". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 4 June 2011. Retrieved 15 July 2009.
  5. ^ Atkins, Taylor (2006). Jazz Planet. University Press of Mississippi. p. 69. ISBN 1-57806-608-5.

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