Meeta Pandit
Meeta Pandit
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Meeta Pandit, belonging to the Gwalior Gharana of Indian classical music is the sixth in an unbroken lineage of legendary musicians and has the unique distinction of being the first woman musician in the family.

Granddaughter and disciple of Padma Bhushan Pt Krishnarao Shankar Pandit, the doyen of Northern Indian Classical music in the 20th century and daughter of Pt Laxman Krishnarao Pandit, Meeta is a leading artist of India Today and has been invited to perform in more than 20 countries.

Prasar Bharati & Public Service Broadcasting Trust jointly made a film on her titled Meeta – Linking a Tradition with Today.  She is a recipient of many awards and honors including the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award, Bismillah Khan Award, Indira Gandhi Priyadarshini Award, Jayprakash Narain Award, Sur Mani, Yuva Ojaswini, Yuva Ratna, and FICCI Award for music. She also has many albums to her credit.

She has been very active in promoting and propagating Indian classical music worldwide. She has presented Sunehere Pal, a popular morning breakfast a show called Subah Savere, presenting ragas used in Bollywood songs, a popular music appreciation series called Swar Shringar on World Space Radio, etc. She has also been a consultant to Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts, the premier arts Institute of the country. Meeta carries forward the tradition of the Pandit family by grooming budding singers from India and abroad.

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