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Profile >> Harshawardhan Kaulgi

Harshawardhan Kaulgi took initial training in tabla from Mr. Umesh Patnaik in 1976. He started learning flute in 1978, and learnt for about two years, from Mr. Vijay Kabinhittal, a disciple of Late Pandit Devendra Murdeshwar who was himself a disciple of the legendary flautist, late Pandit Pannalal Ghosh.

Learnt from late Pandit Haripad Choudhary and Pandit V.G.Karnad for five years. Took guidance from late Pandit Devendra Murdeshwar for eight years. Presently taking guidance from Pandit Yashwantbua Joshi, a senior vocalist and a stalwart of the Gwalior gharana to imbibe the finer aspects of the Gayaki Ang.


Harshawardhan has created compositions in taals like Rudra, Sool and Ada Chautaal which he has played for AIR. He also plays jod-ragas like Kedar-Bahar. He has been strongly influenced by Pt. Bhimsen Joshi and elements of his style are embedded in his playing.

Harshawardhan has researched on the link between the emotional / psychological set-up of the human mind and the time theory in Hindustani Sangeet. He has studied the relation between the shruti-samooha of a particular phrase and its effect on the listener.


He is a regular performer on All India Radio since 1987. Completed his Sangeet Visharad in December 1996 and Sangeet Alankar in December 1998, from Akhil Bharatiya Gandharva Vidyalaya Mandal. He is a teacher at Sharada Sangeet Vidyalaya, Bandra, Mumbai since 1999 and also teaches at Fine Arts Society Chembur, Mumbai since 2004.

Winner - Classical music competitions at cultural festivals at college level

Kal-ke-kalakar Sammelan, April 1992

Haridas Sangeet Sammelan - November 1992 – Awarded the SURMANI

Dadar Matunga Cultural Centre - September 1996

Sharada Sangeet Vidyalaya – November 1998

Kalanyaya – January 1999

Swar Sadhana Samiti – April 2001

Private programs at Revdanda, Murud, Palghar, Dahanu, Panvel, Thane, Chembur etc.

Contact Details

A 11/12, Nellai Society, Swastik Park,
Mumbai - 400 071.
E-mail: hrkaulgi@