Vinod Kumar Dwivedi
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|Vinod Kumar Dwivedi|
Vinod Kumar Dwivedi performing at the Haridas Sangeet Sammelan
|Born||May 10, 1961|
|Genres||Hindustani classical music, Dhrupad|
|Labels||Bihanmusic, Agi Music|
Early life and education
He was born in a middle-class family in Banda district. During his childhood Dwivedi was trained by his maternal uncle Sadhu Prashad Shukla and by Swami Atmanand in Banda, Uttar Pradesh. Later he was trained by Kashinath Bodas, Abhay Narayan Malik and Prem Kumar Mallick. He got an MA in Political Science, the Sangeet Prabhakar (Vocal) from Prayag Sangeet Samiti, and the Sangeet Alankar (Vocal) from Gandharav Mandal, and passed the UGC NET lectureship examination (Music).
Dwivedi sings Dhrupad-Dhamar, khyal, bhajan, thumri, geet, and Charturan.
Dwivedi is an artist at All India Radio (AIR) and Doordarshan in Lucknow. He is also an ICCR panel artist, and an examiner at the Bhatkhande Vidyapeeth, Banaras Hindu University (BHU), Bhatkhande Demmed University and Allahabad Prayag Sangeet Samiti. He is a lecturer of music at Jugal Devi Saraswati Vidya Mandir and Director of Ranjana Devi Sangeet Mahavidhyala, both in Kanpur. He also performed in many prestigious concerts like Dhrupad mela, Haridas sangeet sammelan, All India music festival, Many iccr programs in India as well as abroad. In 2011, he also performed in Colombo, Sri Lanka under a program jointly organised by Bhatkhande Vidyapeeth, Lucknow and ICCR COLOMBO (Sri Lanka). He has recorded cassettes and CDs by Agi Music, Bihaan Music, Vidhya Bharti and Sangeet natak academy records.
Awards and honours
- U.P.Sangeet Natak Akademi Award 2006
- Kala vibhusan by Sri Lankan Government 2011
- Sangeet Gaurav Samman by Rang Bharti on 5 November 2006
- Dhupad Kala Martand by Sangeet Ashram, Jaipur – 16 April 2012
- Panchal Gandharva Samman by Sanskar Bharti, Farrukhabad – 17 December 
- Sangeet manishi Samman at all India music festival, Delhi – 2013.
- Sangeet Ratn by Bhakti Vedant Samiti, Banda (U.P.)
- Nagrik Abhinandan, Kanpur
- Dhrupad-Dhamar Bhushan by Shri Mamadev Akhil Bhartiya Sangeet Sammelan Pipraunda Hamirpur on 1 December 2006
- Rotary award by Rotary Club of Kanpur
- Sur Gandharva Mani gayak award.
- Sangeet Shiromani samman
- "Local singer to perform at Swami Haridas Sangeet Sammelan". The Times of India. 11 December 2011. Retrieved 14 January 2013.
- "Indian Cultural Centre, Colombo" (PDF). High Commission of India in Sri Lanka. February 2011. p. 2. Retrieved 2014-03-18.