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Shankarrao Vyas

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Shankarrao Vyas
Born(1898-01-23)23 January 1898[1]
Kolhapur, Bombay Presidency, British India
17 December 1956(1956-12-17) (aged 58)[1]17 December 1956(1956-12-17) (aged 58)[1]
🏳️ Nationality
💼 Occupation
Hindustani classical composer

Pandit Shankarrao Vyas (23 January 1898– 17 December 1956 ) was a Hindustani musician. He was a disciple of Pandit Vishnu Digambar Paluskar. He, along with Shri N. M. Khare, set up a board in 1931: the Akhil Bharatiya Gandharva Mahavidyalaya Mandal[2][3]. This board was set up to continue the work started by Pandit Vishnu Digambar Paluskar to promote and propagate Indian Classical Music throughout India[3]. In June 1937, he and his younger brother, Pandit Narayanrao Vyas, founded The Vyas Academy Of Indian Music, also known as Vyas Sangeet Vidyalaya[1]: a school for Hindustani classical music in Dadar, India. He composed music for dozens of Bollywood movies in the 1937-1955 time period[2][1]. He also composed several bandishes, and wrote many books that contained many of his compositions.

Vyas's music scores in films such as Ram Rajya, Narsi Bhagat, Vikramaditya (film), Bharat Milap, etc. became quite popular.[4]. The Vyas Kriti series of books that he authored contained over 350 of his musical compositions[4]


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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Sangit Mahabharati (2011). The Oxford Encyclopaedia of the Music of India. p–z. Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19-565098-3. Search this book on Amazon.com Logo.pngThis book does not have a preview, but you can see part of the relevant contents at the oxfordreference.com website
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Susheela Misra (1 January 1990). Some immortals of Hindustani music. Harman Pub. House. pp. 175–180. ISBN 978-81-85151-14-4. Search this book on Amazon.com Logo.png
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 "Akhil Bharatiya Gandharva Mahavidyalaya Mandal". Retrieved 2 January 2019.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Nadkarni, Mohan. "Pandit Shankarrao Vyas: His Life And Work". Retrieved 2 January 2019. (This reference contains an image and the transcribed text of a newspaper article published in 1958. The author of the original article is a noted musicologist with several books to his credit)

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