In love with classical music

In love with classical music

Soulful ragas

In love with classical music

 Pandit Prabhakar Karekar

Pandit Prabhakar Karekar is a self-professed puritan. In love with the Indian classical music, he says classical notes must be played in its purest form without any contamination.

Known to put his heart and soul into his renditions, Pandit Prabhakar will be performing in the City on July 18 at Chowdiah Memorial Hall from 6 pm to 9 pm. He is best known for his rendition of Hindustani classical music in Abhang mode. “I always adopt the bhakti marg. Most of the songs I compose are for Lord Vittal and for Mata Amrithananda Mayi. I have great respect for traditional classical music, it's my Saraswati, my goddess,” he told Metrolife.

Pandit Prabhakar was initiated into classical music by the late Pandit Suresh Haldankar. late Pandit Jitendra Abhisheki and late Pandit C R Vyas who groomed and guided him later. He has the distinction of performing alongside Ornate Coleman and Ustad Sultan Khan. “Two musicians performing their own genre and fusing two worlds is about the best thing that can happen to Indian classical music,” he says.

At 65 years, Pandit Prabhakar spares no effort in trying to learn a new raga and
building amazing pieces on that one raga. 

He started the Swaraprabha Trust to help and promote classical music among the younger generation. 

The trust supports budding talents. Pandit Prabhakar performs his own compositions that will reverberate with spiritual classical overtones in Abhang form. Bangalore is now all ears to get a taste of the maestro's excellence. For details and donor passes call 9845067101 or email