Omkar Dadarkar hails from a family of ‘Marathi Natyasangeet’ exponents. He received his initial guidance from his aunt, the late noted classical vocalist Manik Verma and thereafter from Ram Deshpande. After being awarded the CCRT scholarship (Delhi) for classical music, he was groomed by Pandit Yashwantbua Joshi. A Sangeet Visharad and Bachelor of Arts in Marathi Literature and History, Omkar joined ITC-SRA as a scholar in July 1999, receiving rigorous training under Pandit Ulhas Kashalkar. He completed his training in June 2005 with an A+ grade. He also trained in the light classical form under Vidushi Girija Devi and Srinivas Khale. His numerous awards include the prestigious Ustad Bismillah Khan Yuva Puraskar for 2010 conferred by the Sangeet Natak Akademi to talented artistes below the age of 35, the Aditya Vikram Birla Puraskar in 2009, the “Shanmukhananda Hall-Mumbai-Sangeet Shiromani” award and he is also the first recipient of “Chaturanga Sangeet Shishyavrutti Award” given by Chaturanga Pratishthan in collaboration with Mahaiskar Foundation, Mumbai. He has been promoted to the position of Guru at Sangeet Research Academy in 2017.
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Proceeds from this event will support the Association of Performing Arts of India Legacy Fund to preserve and promote Indian Classical music and dance at Florida Atlantic University’s Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters.
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This event is sponsored in cooperation with the Association of Performing Arts of India, the Florida Atlantic University Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters, and the FAU Department of Music and Peace, Justice, and Human Rights Initiative.