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Kumar Gandharva (real name Shivaputra Siddramayya Komkali) (April 8, 1924 – January 1992) was a famous Hindustani classical singer, famous for his unique vocal style, refusal to be bound by the tradition of any gharana, and his innovative genius. The name "Kumar" is a title given to child prodigies, while Gandharva was the god of music in Hindu mythology.

Shivaputra was born in Dharwad (Karnataka, India). As a child, he…

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  • Recently heard Kumar Gandharva's traditional song on HOLI... chalo sakhi khele kanhiyan sang hori .. i want to download or to listen this song kindly help
  • so beautiful
  • Kumar Gandharva - спасибо!
  • Recently heard Kumar Gandharva's Marathi song "Najuk aisha jakhmela" on radio.. It just grabbed me. I wan to buy or download it but couldn't locate it anywhere. Can anybody help?
  • just managed to get a copy of Gandharvaji's 'Maestro's Choice' recording and what a jewel it is. I just can't turn it off!
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