Vinod Kumar Dwivedi

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Vinod Kumar Dwivedi
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Dwivedi performing at the Haridas Sangeet Sammelan
Background information
Born (1961-05-10) 10 May 1961 (age 60)
OriginKanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India
GenresHindustani classical music, Dhrupad
Occupation(s)Classical vocalist
LabelsBihanmusic, Agi Music

Vinod Kumar Dwivedi (born 10 May 1961) is an Indian classical vocalist in the Dhrupad-Dhamar genre of Hindustani classical music.[1][2]

He has been awarded the U.P. Sangeet Natak Academy Award 2006 by the government.[1][2]

Early life and education[edit]

Dwivedi was born in a middle-class family in Banda, Uttar Pradesh. During his childhood, Dwivedi was trained by his maternal uncle and others. He got an MA in Political Science and passed the UGC NET lectureship examination (Music).[1][2]


Dwivedi receiving the Dhrupad Kala Martand award from Sangeet Ashram, Jaipur, 2012

Dwivedi is an artist at All India Radio (AIR) and Doordarshan in Lucknow. He is also an ICCR panel artist, and an examiner at the Bhatkhande Vidyapeeth, Banaras Hindu University (BHU), Bhatkhande Demmed University and Allahabad Prayag Sangeet Samiti. He is a lecturer of music at Jugal Devi Saraswati Vidya Mandir and Director of Ranjana Devi Sangeet Mahavidhyala, both in Kanpur. He also performed in many prestigious concerts like Dhrupad Mela, Haridas sangeet sammelan, All India music festival,[3] Many iccr programs in India as well as abroad.[4] In 2011, he also performed in Colombo, Sri Lanka under a program jointly organised by Bhatkhande Vidyapeeth, Lucknow and ICCR COLOMBO (Sri Lanka).[2] He has recorded cassettes and CDs by Agi Music, Bihaan Music, Vidhya Bharti and Sangeet natak academy records.

Awards and honours[edit]

  • Panchal Gandharva Samman by Sanskar Bharti, Farrukhabad – 17 December [5]
  • Sangeet Shiromani samman[1][2]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 "Local singer to perform at Swami Haridas Sangeet Sammelan". The Times of India. 11 December 2011. Retrieved 14 January 2013.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 "Indian Cultural Centre, Colombo" (PDF). High Commission of India in Sri Lanka. February 2011. p. 2. Retrieved 2014-03-18.
  3. "All India Music Festival - 2013". The Hindu. 4 May 2013. Retrieved 6 August 2018.

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