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Biography: V. G. Jog

Born in Maharashtra in 1922, Shri  Jog had his early training under Shri Shankar Rao Athavie, Ganpat Rao Purohit and V. Shastry. Later he received extensive training from Dr. S. N. Ratanjankar and Ustad Allauddin Khan. Groomed in the Gwalior, Agra and Bakhale gharanas, Shri  Jog evolved his own characteristic style, which is blending of gayaki and gatkari, noted for purity of melody and tradition, a formidable layakari ability, dignity, crispness and easy musical communications. He has often enlightened audiences according to their taste with lighter themes and folk tunes, flowing with tilting and sparkling grace. His book 'behala shiksha' published in 1944 is recognized as a major piece of  authorities literature on the subject. He joined All India Radio in1953 and served as music producer. He retired as deputy chief producer, All India Radio. He gas received many honors from various cultural institution including sangeet natak academy award in 1983 and Padma Bhushan in1985 by president of india.  He had made successful tours to foreign countries and has got many number of LP/EP gramophone records of solo and jugalbandi with sangeet maestros at his credit.

Source: Akashvani Sangeet Sammelan Souvenir, All India Radio, 1991

 

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