Monday, October 20, 2008


PANDIT SRI S.BALLESH he is disciple of world renowned SHEHNAI MAESTRO Bharat Ratna Ustad Bismillah Khan saheb .He born on 1st april 1958 in M.K.HUBLI in KARNATAKA , hails from the illustrious family of renowned “Shehnai players” for past 300years,his father Pandit Sanna Bharamanna ji himself a famous shehnai player of note has been his 1st GURU ji .He continued under his uncle Shehnai Vidhwan Sri. Dhodda Bharamanna ji. At the age of 9yrs he started his carrer. He learnt Hindustani vocal from Dr. DP.Hiremath. And he started playing vocal style (Gayaki ang) in his instrument shehnai.

He learnt higher extra ordinary khayal gayaki of PATIALA GHARANA music from Maharastra Maha Pandit Sri. Kothanda Singh Salunke Maharaj and Pandit Prakash Singh Salunke they trained him very much .He bhought all the Gayaki Ang Bhirakas (link touches) into the shehnai..He gave his first public performance at the age of 15yrs in 1973 at Sri Sadguru Balaiyogi Swami ji Thourgad math (Hubli). And his 2nd performance in All India Radio in Dharwad.He has a high degree in radio Kendra.He has given many performances in many Sabhas in India & Abroad & also performed for many culturals events. 
In Gadag, Gana Gandharav Ganayogi Panchakshara Sangeeth Ustav, he gave the Shehnai performance and brought the listeners mind immediately with the Gayaki Ang and tone and received the hearty blessing from Pandit Puttaraj gavai ji. Pandit ji praised of his Gayaki ang style. He had an apportunity to learn ftom pandit ji. After the performance in Gadag Sri.Veereshwar madri ji took him to Chennai for film music.

PANDIT S.BALLESH set his heart on also being the best and towards this goal,he sought to be the Shishya of no less a “GURU” than Bharat Ratna USTAD BISMILLAH KHAN SAHEB ”, he had the good fortune of receiving his guidance from maestro.He has enabled him to refine technique and mastery .
Sri S.Ballesh had a long music career, he has given many concerts in All India. In gadag, bangalore, dharwad, in maharastra like miraj, mumbai, pune, nasik; chennai, trivandrum, khohikode, kasarkod, hyderabad, vijaywada, bhopal, in u.p banaras,  agra,lucknow, allahabad, delhi, calcutta, gawhathi, patna, ahmedbad, jaipur, panaji also in abroad like dubai, newyork, france, singapore, malayasia, srilanka,australia, italy, london in almost u.k .

He Has Received Many Honours Like :-
Shehnai Naad Brama In Chennai Sgsgppy Foundation,
Shehnai Ratna, From Hubli Of Karnataka
South India Shehnai Chakravathy By Cine Musicians Union Foundation Chennai,
Asthan Vidwan Of Kadroli Maha Math In Karnataka,
Karnataka Ratna From Government Of Karnataka,
Kalaimamani From Govt Of Tamil Nadu,
Sangeetha Kalanadhi From Tamil Nadu Music Academy.

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