While on the subject are there other title holders? Two I can recall
immediately - Chhota Gandharva and Anand Gandharva, who does not seem
to flaunt it anymore, mercifully. I am sure there are more, musical
titles don't cost much.
Finally, how about suggestions for new Gandharva titles?
> Anand Gandharva
That was when he was being paraded about by his father. Now he seems
o be a serious singer, and a pretty good one at that.
Talking of titles, there is Swaradheesh, a high-cholesterol dish whose
swaras have been dissed here.
Incidentally, both he and Talyogi got their titles from a
Shankaracharya, who should certainly know about music!
It seems Anand Bhate has a new title "Audio Gandharva" and Subodh
Bhave is "Video Gandharva" thanks to the film being produced on Bal
Gandharva where Anand's voice is used and Subodh has played the part
in the film.
Don't know about Nutan G, but Hawai (single 'i') was a sobriquet
conferred by PL Deshpande on Bhimsen Joshi, on account of the latter's
busy concert schedules, which prompted frequently airdashing from one
city to another.
IIRC, 'Shapit' was how Sureshbabu Mane was referred to. The reasons
are manifest, I guess.
How about iGandharva, or netGandharva? Who can assume these titles?
"Abhik Majumdar" <abhik...@gmail.com> wrote in message
Shaila Datar's biography of Bhaskar-buwa Bakhale refers
to him as Deva-gandharva.
how about gardhabs? a non mutually exclusive set with some
Excuse my ignorance, but could you spell out why Sureshbabu Mane was
given that name. I know nothing about him apart from the fact that he
was son and disciple of Abdul Karim Khan and Dr. Prabha Atre's guru.
> The reasons
were for Sureshbabu Mane being called "Shapit Gandharva", since he
said those were
> manifest, I guess.
Looks like Abhik has chosen to ignore the request, and no one else
seems to know, so allow me to make a guess:
Was he cursed with an inability to utter the word "bajuband" in the
> IIRC, 'Shapit' was how Sureshbabu Mane was referred to.
According to Google, others referred to as Shapit
Gandharva include Mohammad Rafi
....Vasant Desai once said that ” rafi ek shapit
gandharva tha jo apne prayshcit ke liye dharti
par aaya tha”
and K. L. Saigal
"..."Shapit Gandharva" - Based on the life of Kundan lal
Sehgal, produced by Nehru Center,....
> others referred to as Shapit Gandharva include Mohammad Rafi...
> and K. L. Saigal
So we need to say "Shapit rmic-Gandharva", "Shapit rmim-Gandharva-I"
and "Shapit rmim-Gandharva-II"!
How long before I get labelled "Stopit-Gandharva"?
> How long before I get labelled "Stopit-Gandharva"?
Wait till Jan 26 and there will be quite a few Kupit Gandharvas!
Otherwise Shri Sarwate is on the mark. Manifest reasons
notwithstanding, I don't see Shapit or Shaapit applied to Sureshbabu
There is one Nasheela Gandharv also.
Good point. Use the other G word introduced in this thread, if you
There may be more than one. Vyasan Gandharv sounds better :)
Question: What is the female equivalent of Gandharv?
I thought it was Apsara.
Chetan Vinchhi <vinc...@gmail.com> asked:
> Any Gandharvis?
Somehow the ladies have preferred Gaan-*
Gaan-Hira Hirabai Badodekar
Gaan-Tapaswini Mogubai Kurdikar
Gaan-Saraswati Kishori Amonkar
Gaan-Prabha Prabha Atre
Kesarbai Kerkar chose yet another - Surashri