Raghunandan Panshikar

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Pt. Raghunandan Panshikar
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Pt. Raghunandan Panshikar
Background information
Native name पं. रघुनंदन पणशीकर
Born (1963-03-14) March 14, 1963 (age 54)
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Origin India
Genres Hindustani classical music, Jaipur Gharana, Ghazal,Thumari, Natya Sangeet
Occupation(s) Classical Vocalist
Years active 1991 - present
Labels Raghunandan Panshikar, Sony Music, Times Music, Saregama, Vale Entertainment, Myuzic Entertainment, Mystica Music Pvt. Ltd.
Associated acts Kishori Amonkar, Mogubai Kurdikar
Website www.raghunandanpanshikar.com

Pandit Raghunandan Panshikar (born 1963) is a Hindustani classical vocalist. He has received training in the Jaipur gharana[1] His music reflects the quintessential style of the Jaipur-Atrauli gharana - a full throated akaar, dazzling tans and layakari, and a refined use of meend and gamak, Shri. Raghunandan Panshikar has established his unique treatment to classical singing. A versatile artist, he sings semi classical forms like Bhajans, Thumris, Gazals and Natya Sangeet with panache. Recipient of several prestigious awards, Shri. Raghunandan Panshikar has made his mark in performances throughout the nation as well as in Europe, the United States and the Middle east.

Early life[edit]

Raghunandan was born into a family of Sanskrit scholars and classical musicians. He is the son of the eminent Marathi stage actor and producer Prabhakar Panshikar. Panshikar's aptitude for music was recognized and fostered from an early age.He began his formal study of music in Mumbai at the age of eleven. He learned music from the late Pandit Vasantrao Kulkarni for two years.Later he took training from the doyen of Jaipur gharana, Kishori Amonkar from the age of 17, over next 20-22 years. During this time, Raghunandan had the rare fortune to be guided by Kishori Tai’s mother, gaan Tapaswini Late. Smt. Mogubai Kurdikar, an early disciple of the founder of Jaipur-Atrauli gharana, Ustad Alladiya Khan.


Albums as a Music Composer/Director and Vocalist
Year Album/Song Label
31 December 1991 The Feminine Power Saregama
12 January 1998 Bhoopnat Niranjani Saregama
10 July 2004 Morning Mantras Vale Entertainment Ltd
10 July 2004 Chants from Himalayan Peaks Vale Entertainment Ltd
15 October 2004 Janak Thaat Bilaval Times Music
6 July 2005 Hanuman Dhun Vale Entertainment Ltd
8 July 2007 Shree Ganesh Vandana Vale Entertainment Ltd
ManasPuja and Devi HMV Sa Re Ga Ma
Omkaranand Darshanam Raghunandan Panshikar
Omkaranand Vandanam Raghunandan Panshikar
More Sawariya ( A type of fusion music) Sony Music
18 September 2008 Healing Mantras For Insomnia Times Music
26 February 2009 Inner Voice Signature Shlok by pt. Jasraj Times Music
26 February 2009 Geeta Saar Times Music
12 August 2009 Hidden Gems (Classical) Mystica Music Pvt Ltd
11 July 2012 The series of health mantra by Times Music Times Music
15 February 2013 Kabir Amrit Vani Times Music
12 March 2013 Drishti by Kishori Amonkar (1 Song)
06 December 2015 Shri Hanuman - Golden Collection Myuzic Entertainment
12 December 2015 Mahadev - Golden Collection Myuzic Entertainment
12 January 2016 Shri Gayatri Chalisa Myuzic Entertainment
16 February 2016 Tapsa Ganesh Myuzic Entertainment


  • Smt.Manik Varma Puraskar
  • Upadhye Smriti Puraskar for contribution in Indian Classical Music
  • He has been awarded by Swaryogini Dr. Prabha Atre award from Gaanvardhan & Tatyasaheb Natu foundation Pune, for his significant achievements and performing career.


  • (Best Music Direction)For The Musical Drama 'Avgha Rang Ekachi Zala'
  • Z Gaurav Puraskar
  • Ma.Taa.(Maharashtra Times) Sanman
  • An Award from Maharashtra State
  • Ramkrishnabua Vaze Puraskar

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