Maharshi is a promising tabla player from Benaras Gharana (school) living in Sydney. Maharshi is a student of Late Pt. Nandan Mehta who was a disciple of the legend of Benaras Gharana Late Pt. Shri Kishen Maharaj and has been learning for the last 25 years at Saptak School of Music in Ahmedabad. He has travelled extensively to various parts of the world as an accompanist to Indian Classical Vocalists, Instrumentalists and Kathak Dancers and also won 1st prize for National Youth Festival Tabla Competition in 1994 at Jaipur. He also performed at Saptak Festival’s concerts quite often in front of Pt. Kishan Maharaj, Ustad Shahid Parvez, Ustad Zakir Hussain, Pt. Rajan-Sajan Mishra, Late Ustad Allarakha Khan, Pt. Ronu Majumdar etc as the audience!
Maharshi conducted and directed the tabla recital of 100 students aged between 3 to 16 yrs on the occasion of Indian Heritage Day, Performed in Australian National Television Shows like X-Factor with India Rose on Channel 7 and in Good News Week with Sarangan on Channel 10.
Maharshi runs a music institute called Shree Gajanan Cultural Mission – The Institute of Indian Classical Music and Dance at various locations in Sydney like Parramatta, Westmead, Cherrybrook, Castle Hill, Hornsby. Here, he teaches students in group and individual classes. Contact him for more details on 0433903690.