Tansen Samaroh

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Tansen Samaroh
Tansen Samaroha.jpeg
Dates4 days December
Location(s)Gwalior district, Madhya Pradesh
Years active1950s-present

Tansen Samaroh or Tansen Sangeet Samaroh (Hindi: तानसेन समारोह) is celebrated every year in the month of December in Behat village of Gwalior district, Madhya Pradesh.[1] It is a 4-day musical extravaganza. Artists and music lovers from all over the world gather here to pay tribute to the Great Indian Musical Maestro Tansen. The event is organized near the tomb of Tansen by Ustad Alauddin Khan Kala Evam Sangeet Academy, under the department of culture, Government of Madhya Pradesh.[2] Artists from all over India are invited to deliver vocal and instrumental performances.

National Music festival[edit]

Tansen Samaroh was originally a local festival but it was at the initiative of BV Keskar (1983 – 28 August 1984), who was Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting between 1952 and 1962, that Tansen Samaroh was turned into a popular national music festival.[3]

Tansen Samman[edit]

The prestigious 'National Tansen Samman' is a musical award conferred to the exponents[4] of Hindustani music.


Lokesh Anand performing at Tansen samaroh (Gwalior)
Year Name Field
2000 Ustad Abdul Haleem Jafar Khan[5] Sitar maestro
2001 Ustad Amjad Ali Khan Sarod maestro
2002 Niyaz Ahmad Khan
2003 Pandit Dinkar Kaykini
2004 Pandit Shivkumar Sharma Santoor maestro
2005 Maqbool Ahmed Sabri
Malini Rajurkar
one of the leading members and music composer of legendary Classical Qawwali group Sabri Brothers
Hindustani vocalist of the Gwalior gharana and acknowledged master of Tappa and Tarana
2006 Sulochana Brahaspati Hindustani vocalist and exponent of the Rampur-Sahaswan gharana
2007 Pandit Gokulotsav Maharaj Hindustani vocalist
2008 Ustad Ghulam Mustafa Khan Hindustani vocalist and exponent of the Rampur-Sahaswan gharana
2009 Ajay Pohankar Hindustani vocalist and exponent of the Kirana gharana
2010 Savita Devi Hindustani vocalist from the Benaras Gharana
2011 Rajan and Sajan Mishra Vocalist duo.[6]
2013 Vishwa Mohan Bhatt Hindustani classical music instrumentalist[7]
2014 Pandit Prabhakar Karekar Indian Classical vocalist.[8]
2015 Ajoy Chakrabarty Indian Hindustani classical vocalist[9]
Pt. Laxman Krishnarao Pandit Vocalist (Son of Krishnarao Shankar Pandit)
2016 Pt. Dalchan Sharma Pakhawaj Player
2017 Pt. Ulhas Kashalkar Classical Vocalist (Jaipur gharana)
2018 Manju Mehta Indian classical sitar player[10]
2019 Pandit Vidyadhar Vyas Indian Hindustani vocalist (Gwalior gharana)
2020 Satish Vyas Santoor player

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Tansen Sangeet Samaroh, Tansen Music Festival, Tansen Sangeet Samaroh 2012". Festivalsofindia.in. 3 December 2012. Retrieved 7 October 2013.
  2. ^ is being organised by the Academy of the department of culture in MP
  3. ^ Anant Maral Shastri#Saluting the Legends
  4. ^ Madhya Pradesh Government. "Tansen Award winners" (PDF). Madhya Pradesh Government. Retrieved 12 October 2014.
  5. ^ Staff Correspondent (25 November 2000). "'Tansen Samman' for sitar maestro". Bhopal. The Hindu. Retrieved 12 October 2014.
  6. ^ "Rajan and Sajan Mishra to get 'National Tansen Samman'". Business Standard. 9 December 2012. Retrieved 7 October 2013.
  7. ^ "Mohan Veena player Pandit Vishwa Mohan Bhatt". SouLSteer. 24 December 2015. Retrieved 24 December 2015.
  8. ^ "Tansen Samaroh 2014: Prabhakar Karekar awarded with National Tansen Samman". SouLSteer. 12 December 2014. Retrieved 12 December 2014.
  9. ^ "Hindustani classical vocalist Pandit Ajoy Chakrabarty". SouLSteer. 25 December 2015. Retrieved 25 December 2015.
  10. ^ "Sitarist Manju Mehta gets 'Tansen Samman'". business-standard.com. Retrieved 22 January 2018.

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