Nagaraj Rao Hawaldar
Pandit Dr. Nagaraj Rao Havaldar of Kirana Gharana, a disciple Pt. Madhava Gudi. He has a subtle understanding of a scholar and the finesse of an aesthete. Gifted with a voice that traverses three octaves, his music has a powerful emotional and intellectual appeal. Panditji has performed across India, at festivals such as the Hampi Utsav (Karnataka), Sankat Mochan Sangeet Samaroh (Benaras), Salt Lake Music Festival (Kolkata) etc. He has toured the U.S. and the U.K. extensively. Dr. Havaldar is president and founder of Sunaada Art Foundation, an organization that aims to promote and preserve Indian classical music for the future generations.