I present to you, Sir, Shri Vinayak
Shri Vinayak Narayan Patwardhan, born in 1898, has served the world of music for long years. He received his training in music from Shri Keshavarao Patwardhan and Shri Vishnu Digambar Paluskar. An eminent musician himself, he has specialized in the singing of khayal, tarana and bhajan. An author of many authoritative books on music, Shri Patwardhan has been one of the outstanding teachers of music. Founder of the Gandharva Mahavidyalaya in Poona, he is now the Principal of the Vishnu Digambar Sangeet Mahavidyalaya there. He has also been an actor on the Marathi stage.
Shri Patwardhan’s contribution to music has received rich recognition in the country. The Sangeet Natak Akademi has now added to it by including his name to its list of Fellows.