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Profile >> Keshav L Ginde

Keshav Ginde has been learning the flute since the age of ten. He has studied under the tutelage of Pt. Devendra Murdeshwar, Pt. Haripad Choudhary, and Pt. Narayanrao Borkar.


Pt. Ginde has invented the Keshav Venu, a unique instrument. This is recognized as the only bamboo flute with 3.5+ octave range (43 notes) in the Limca Book of Records, edition 1998. The research wing of the Guinness Book of World Records has also accepted this unique invention. This flute gives an additional 18 notes to the flautist in a single flute, as against the use of several flutes. 

The specifications of the Keshav Venu are --- 42 inches long, 1 inch inside diameter, with 12 holes (including the blowing hole). This flute can be played from Anumandra "Ni'' to  Atitar ''Ma'' and is capable of producing Meend, Ghasit, Gamak, Khatka, Murki, Sapat tan, and also Tantkari to produce all shades of music.

Pt. Ginde has also invented the Anumandra Murali, with a range of two octaves. This is 48” long and 1.375” in diameter, with 9 holes. This can be played four notes below mandra Shadaja, i.e. both the nishads and dhaivats. He has composed “Riturang”- A symphony of various flutes depicting moods of the six seasons and their transitions in twelve ragas. Composed the “Kalyan Navarang” orchestra which displays 24 facets of Raga Kalyan with the use of various “Kalyanang” ragas. Composed “Malhar Sagar” orchestra which displays shades of Varsharutu with the use of different Malhar ragas.


Selection Grade artiste on AIR and Doordarshan.
Recognized as an eminent citizen for contribution in the field of music by Pune Municipal Corporation in 1996.
Awarded medal and certificate for invaluable contribution to the world of Indian classical music, by Music and Arts Group, Mumbai.
Awarded medal and Maharashtra Ratna Bhushan Puraskar for significant contribution in Indian classical music by a Thane based organization.
Award of excellence for eminent contribution to Indian classical music by the Rotary Club of Pune.
Award of excellence for exceptional contribution in the field of music and innovation on the concert flute by Kannada Vrinda, Texas, USA.
Award of excellence for overwhelming musical performance at Vedanta Society of Greater Houston, Texas, USA.
Life Time Achievement Award from Sahara India Pariwar Lucknow, U P. This includes a golden trophy, certificate,and cash award for valuable contribution to Indian classic music by innovating the Keshav Venu.
Keshav Venu has been preserved at Sangeet Natak Academy, Delhi.
President of Amulya Jyoti Public Trust for propagation of flute and Indian classical music among the public.
Conducts concerts to provide a platform to senior and upcoming artistes.
Established Pt. Pannalal Ghosh Bansuri Vidyapeeth, Pune, where students from all over the world take training.
Guru in Pune University.

Lecture Demonstrations

National Center for Performing Arts (NCPA), Mumbai in World Seminar on “Continuity & Change: Indian Music” organized by ITC – Sangeet Research Academy (west) in 2003.

Naina Devi Foundation, New Delhi, 2004.

Sudarshan hall Pune, in Sep 2004.

Shivaji University, Kolhapur, 2005.

Ekta Center, Irvoin, Los Angeles, California U.S.A.

Prairie View, A&M University at the Dept. of Music & Drama, Prairie View U.S.A. in 2005.

University of Houston at Dept. of Arts & Humanities, Houston, U.S.A. in 2005.

Barsana Dham, Austin U.S.A. in 2005.

Articles Published
Akhil Bharatiya Gandharva Mahavidyalay Mandal in their magazine “World of Gandharvaas”as “The flute and its Evolution”.

Om Nada Brahma – 1996, as “Vaat Chaal Vaumshichi”, magazine of wind instrument.

Deepavali-“Basari Cha Naad” By Dr.Anil Avachat, 1993, Diwali magazine.

Chaitrali – 1998, Diwali magazine as “Swarancha Badshah-Keshav Ginde”.

Presently, a series of articles on flute and its development since Vedic age is being released every month in Sangeet Kala Vihar of Akhil Bharatiya Gandharva Maha Vidyalay Mandal in Marathi, Hindi, and Gujarati.

Contact Details

“Geeta”, 251-2-13,
Sankalp Park, D.P.Road Aundh,
Pune- 411007.
Maharashtra, INDIA.