• Lokesh Wahane

    The Pulpit Rock

       In the vast Musical Firmament, many stars have come out, scattered their light in all the directions. Their immortal music still resonates. On Sept. 5th 1966, A star came out to continue the same musical tradition started by great old Maestros.

       This rising star came to be known as Lokesh Kumar Wahane, did his Post – Graduation from Indira Kala University, Khairagarh. from his very childhood, he received special training of flute – playing and drawing and painting from his father (Retd. Teacher Shri D.K. Wahane).

       Shri Lokesh Wahane received his musical education from the most popular sitar maestro Guruji Roop Kumar Soni (Deam of faculty and Acting Vice Chancelloer) (I.K.S.V.V) (Khairagarh) and Famous Tabla Player Shri Vivek Deshmukhji). Lokesh Wahane Gandabandh disciple of world famous sitar. Along with it, he got special favours from the most famous Tabla Maestro (Talyogi), Pt. Suresh Talvalkar Ji (Pune).

       Shri Lokesh Wahane’s tradition and style of playing is unmatched. It is characterized by a rare phenomena of purity of raga, Gayaki and Tantrakari Ang. Lokesh Wahane made his debut at a very early age.

  • Special Achievements :-

  1. Got first prize in painting at state level.
  2. Got appreciation award in 1983 for the oil painting of late Prime minister Smt. Indira Gandhi.
  3. Got appreciation award in 1983 for the oil painting of late Prime minister Smt. Indira Gandhi.
  4. Music direction in the famous play : “Dehtajo ke Tajo Kulkani.”
  5. Gave Sitar performance in jamal Rizvi’s film ‘Sona Ki Vapsi’ (1989).

Contribution and Achievements :-

Through his intense sadhana and dedication, Lokesh Wahane has been fortunate enough in contributing to Indian Classical Music which has secured a high place for him.

Some Glimpses are given below:-

  1. Performed in Youth Festival Amravati (1985).
  2. Performed at state Level Classical Music in Raipur (1986).
  3. Bhatkhande Music Festival, Ujjain (M.P.) (2004).
  4. Interuniversity Youth Festival, Bombay (1986).
  5. Sangeet Sandhya Christian Missionaries (2004).
  6. Sangeet Jugalbandi Ruhalaya (2005).
  7. Spring Festival Celebration, Khandwa (2005).
  8. Madhya Pradesh Science Conference, Ujjain (2006)
  9. Samarath Festival, Indore (1990).
  10. ARCO Festival, Chandhigarh (2006).
  11. Ustad Imamudin Khan Dagar Samriti, Samaroh, Jaipur (2009).
  12. 150 Years of Indian Independence celebration festival, G.D.C. Indore (2007).
  13. Dattatrays Festival, Bhart Mata Mandir, (Sarvodaya Ashram) Indore (2008).
  14. Pt. Baljipant Dhakre Samriti Programme (2010).