Rattan Mohan Sharma
|Rattan Mohan Sharma|
Rattan Mohan Sharma in concert
14 June 1971 |
|Genres||Khayal, Tarana, Dhrupad, Haveli Sangeet, Tappa, Bhajan, Rajasthani Folk|
Rattan Mohan Sharma (born 14 June 1971) is an Indian classical vocalist. He belongs to the Mewati gharana of Hindustani classical music. He performs classical music forms such as Khayal, Tarana, Dhrupad, Haveli Sangeet, Tappa and also in light classical forms and folk music including Bhajan as well as Rajasthani Folk. He is considered an "A" grade artist on All India Radio.
Early life and training
Sharma was born in Rajasthan to Padma and Mohan Lal Sharma. He is the nephew and the disciple of classical vocalist, Jasraj. His affinity for percussion instruments in his youth led Sharma to practice tabla up to the age of 15. Over the years, he has trained under Pandits Motiram, Maniram and Jasraj.
He hails from the Mewaati Gharana and belongs to the family of vocalists such as Pandits Motiram, Maniram, Pratapnarayan, and Jasraj. He has performed solos in many concerts and festivals in India and abroad. As a playback singer he has performed in mythological film, Dashavatar (2009).
He performs regularly at the classical music festivals, Pandit Motiram Pandit Maniram Sangeet Samaroh organized by Jasraj.
The ancient tradition of Guru-Shishya Parampara lives on through the many disciples of Pandit Rattan Mohan Sharma; his disciples are from diverse cultural and religious backgrounds and live in India as well as North America. As one of the main Gurus of the Pandit Jasraj Academy Mumbai, and the Pandit Jasraj School of Music Tampa. Some notable Indian disciples include: His son, Swar Sharma, as well as Smt. Bhagyashree Kulkarni, Smt. Shruti Sharma, Smt. Mahalakshmi Iyer, Shri Kshitij Tarey, Dr. Raj Kumar Sharma, Shri Jaan Kumar Sanu, Smt. Uma Parke, Shri Shridhar Bhosale, Shri Vaibhav Vashishtha & Shri Akshat Parikh. Some notable American disciples include: Shri Aditya Shah & Smt. Christine Ghezzo Weiss. Some notable Canadian disciples include: Shri Aly Sunderji & Smt. Kalpana Prasad.
Awards & Titles
- Shankar Rao Vyas Award
- Jasraj rotating Trophy
- Mewati Gharana Gaurav Puraskar
- Acharya Varishtha (title)
- Sur Ratna (title)
- Sur Mañi (title)
- IWAF (gharana Award)
Sharma is married to Ekta Sharma and has a son, Swar Sharma.
Devotional albums include
- Ramakrishna, Lakshmi (January 9, 2015). "A high five - Tirupati". The Hindu. Retrieved 2015-09-25.
- S. Sahaya Ranjit (September 18, 2006). "Music review: Haveli Sangeet". India Today. Retrieved 2015-09-25.
- Nair, Jyoti (March 12, 2015). "The maestro's magic". The Hindu. Retrieved 2015-09-25.
- "A custom of culture". The Hindu. December 1, 2004. Retrieved September 25, 2015.
- "'Hyderabad is my teerth sthaan'". The Hindu. November 27, 2008. Retrieved September 25, 2015.