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Purushottam Das (Born: July 7, 1907 – Died: January 21, 1991) was the pioneer of the Nathdwara school of Pakhawaj (a barrel-shaped, two-headed drum instrument usually played in the Indian subcontinent) playing.
Awards and recognitions
- Rajasthan Sangeet Natak Academi Award, Jodhpure in 1971
- Sahitya kala Parishad (Literary Art Council), New delhi in 1978
- Taal-Vilas by Sur Singar Samsad, Mumbai in 1978
- President's Award by Sangeet Natak Academy, New delhi in 1978
- Dagar Gharana Award by Maharana Mewar Foundation, Udaipur in 1982
- Kalani Award by Kalani organization, Jodhpur in 1983
- 'Padmashri' Accomplishment in 1984
- Traavankor Maharaj Swati Tirullu Dhrupad Award by Sire of Banaras in 1985
- Nana Panse Award by Dhrupad Organization, Indor in 1985
- Fellowship Award by Rajasthan Sangeet Natak Academy, Jodhpur in 1989
he was the son of Sri Ghanshyam Das ji and the eldest member of Nathdwara parampara.since he was five years oldhe was able to recite and play various taals in traditional ways. sri ghanshyam das ji used to take little purushottam along to the temple while playing for the Lord. when he was just nine , his father died and purushottam was burdened to carry the parampara. he successfully managed to carry it on his shoulders.and served at Sri Nathdwara Temple following his ancestors for many years. later he joined Bhartiya Kala Kendra and Kathak Kendra at Delhi and finally came back to Sri Nathdwara and left his body there. he had no son but he trained and developed many good disciples including Sri Prakash Chandra,Sri Shyamlal and Sri Ramkrishna (Nathdwara), Sri Durgalal, Maharaj Chhatrapati Singh, Sri Harikrishna Bahera, Pt Totaram Shrama etc.(by ananya sharma from st kabeer academy,Dehradun)
- Manjari Sinha. "Resounding memories". The Hindu.
- kathakensemble.com - Purushottam Das
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