Vijay Ghate

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Vijay Ghate
Vijay Ghate at Bhopal.JPG
Vijay Ghate performing in [Bharat bhavan] [Bhopal] September 2015
Background information
Birth nameVijay
Born (1964-10-18) 18 October 1964 (age 54)
OriginJabalpur, Madhya Pradesh, India
GenresIndian classical music
Years active1990 onwards

Vijay Ghate (born 18 October 1964) is an Indian tabla player. He was awarded with "Padma Shri" award in 2014, the fourth highest civilian award by Government of India.[1]

Early life[edit]

Ghate was born in Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh.[2] He started learning his art at an early age of three in Jabalpur. He then moved to Mumbai, and learned for over twelve years under Suresh Talwalkar.[3]

Vijay Ghate Performing at Bharat Bhavan Bhopal 'Baadal Raag-13' September 2015


Ghate accompanied Indian classical musicians, including Hariprasad Chaurasia,[4] Vilayat Khan, Pandit Jasraj, Kaushiki Chakrabarty, Shivkumar Sharma, Amjad Ali Khan, Shahid Parvez, and Vishwa Mohan Bhatt as well as Indian Classical Kathak dancers including Birju Maharaj and Nandkishore Kapote.[5]

Ghate also collaborated with jazz guitarist, Larry Coryell and saxophonist, George Brooks.[6]


Taalchakra is a music festival started by Vijay Ghate and few others. This festival provides a platform for young musicians to perform. Different artists from various genres of music perform at the festival[7].


  1. ^ "'Padma Awards 2014'". Retrieved 18 September 2017.
  2. ^ Suhasini, Lalitha (2005-02-13). "Taal order". Retrieved 2013-07-10.
  3. ^ "US edition: A year of melody". 2000-08-03. Retrieved 2013-07-10.
  4. ^ "The Hindu : Musical conversation". 2004-02-08. Retrieved 2013-07-10.
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  6. ^ "Sangam wants to wash away 'promoted' music - The Times of India". Retrieved 2013-07-10.
  7. ^ "'Taalchakra is back for music lovers'". Retrieved 18 September 2017.

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