The Soul Stirring Voice - Gaanasaraswati Kishori Amonkar.

“ Music and Rhythm find their way in the secret places of the soul”, Who else could justify this quote better than Kishori Amonkar, the name that was synonymous with perfection. Many of us have questions with the purpose of our existence. But some people are just cut out differently, to be great legends.
. One such exceptional life is of GaanaSaraswati Vidhushi Kishori Amonkar. Her life is a real Tapasaya in the real sense, her penance for music made her the Gaana Saraswati of the Hindustani Classical Music.

The Soul Stirring Voice- Gaanasaraswati Kishori Amonkar.

“ Music and Rhythm find their way in the secret places of the soul”, Who else could justify this quote better than Kishori Amonkar, the name that was synonymous with perfection. Many of us have questions with the purpose of our existence. But some people are just cut out differently, to be great legends. One such exceptional life is of GaanaSaraswati Vidhushi Kishori Amonkar. Her life is a real Tapasaya in the real sense, her penance for music made her the Gaana Saraswati of the Hindustani Classical Music.

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It’s in the name. Hailing from a musically-inclined family, Rhythm Wagholikar's penchant for melody isn't surprising. He has gained popularity on and off the cityscape through his distinctive style of capturing the sagas in an unique form through books. At the age of 23 he came up with his homage in the form of a book dedicated to The Legendary Singer Bharat Ratna Smt. Lata Mangeshkar. Intricately designed and printed in the unique shape of a gramophone record, the limited edition book called ‘Swarlata - Rhythmic Reminisces of Lata Didi’ is an anthology of 38 essays by some prominent names like Amitabh Bachchan, Rekha, Madhuri Dixit, Dilip Kumar ,Raj Thackeray and Nitin Gadkari.

Armed with masters in psychology, paying attention to people and their lives came naturally to 24-year-old Wagholikar. Doubled this with his passion for music and he came up with the subject for his third book. ‘The Soul Stirring Voice - Gaanasaraswati Kishori Amonkar’. Dedicated to veteran Hindustani Classical music vocalist, Padma Vibhushan Kishori Amonkar, the book shaped like a Swaramandal (a harp-like instrument) is chock-a-block with anecdotes about the stalwart.

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His inclination for music further compelled him write on Virtuosos like Bharat Ratna Pandit Bhimsen Joshi and the Thumri Doyen of India Padma Vibhushan Girija Devi. The young entrepreneur has also received multiple accolades, of which the award from the royal family of International Achievers award from Dubai and Bhartiya Patrakar Sangha’s Kala Gaurav Rashtriya Puraskar for his second book on Mangeshkar are close to his heart. He has also featured as Times Retail Icons Pune at the young age of 22. Rhythm has also served the Public Relations Council of India as the chairman for YCC Pune from 2016-2018. Apart from managing the reigns of his family’s construction business, being the Managing Director of the Casalino Towers and other monumental real estate ventures within the city, constantly researching on subjects for books, he also regularly hosts talk shows.

He is the founder of ‘Rachana and Rhythm’s Creating possibilities’ a platform that believes in the motto of “inspired to inspire” and have done various shows across the length and breadth of the country. A show dedicated to people from different walks of life, to celebrate the hero amongst us and create an inspiration to many. His guest list includes names such as flautist Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia, Percussionist Pandit Bhawani Shankar ,Veteran Kathkak exponent Pandit Birju Maharaj, singer Usha Mangeshkar and Gauri Sawant the transgender social activist. Epics like Amitabh Bachchan, Bharat Ratna Lata Mangeshkar, Former Presidents of India – Smt.Pratibha Tai Patil and Shri Pranab Mukherjee have appreciated Rhythms work.

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