Guru Parampara

Born in a musical family, Aditya is fortunate to have a very rich Guru Parampara .Right from his early age he took instant liking to music as he was exposed to classical music through his mother. It can be said that classical music is in Aditya's genes.

Smt. Vidya Khandwe

  1. Born in 1983 to Smt. Vidya Khandwe, a performing Gwalior Gharana Vocalist, Aditya was attracted to classical music right from his early age. It can be said that classical music is in Aditya's genes.

    Smt. Vidya, is a “B High” graded artiste on All India Radio, and performs regularly on Akashwani & Doordarshan. She is a gold medalist from Nagpur University during her M.A. (Music).
  2. The lineage of her Gurus has names like late Pt. Rajabhau Kogje, late Pt. Shrikant Bakre and now Pt. Yeshwantbua Joshi. Smt. Vidya has won many prizes and accolades. Vidya has many performances to her credit all over India.

    Smt. Vidya is presently a faculty at Mumbai University, Dept. of Music, coaching young music aspirants in Gwalior gayaki.

Late Pt. Ratnakar Pai

  1. Late Pt. Ratnakar Pai has done yeoman service to preserve and enhance the rich tradition Jaipur Gharana. Pt. Pai agreed to coach Aditya at the tender age of 13 speaks volumes of his ability to spot & nurture a potential.

    Aditya thus became guru-bhandhu of stalwarts like Pt. Jitendra Abhisheki, Dr. Ashwini Bhide-Deshpande, Smt. Shalmali Joshi, Dr. Milind Malshe
  2. Pt. Pai's gurus were late Pt. Mohanrao Palekar, and late Ustad Gulubhai Jasdanwala.
Aditya is fortunate to be getting such a rich musical lineage.

    Pt. Pai was recognized by Govt. of Maharashtra and institutions like Sangeet Research Academy for his contribution to classical music.

Pt. Yeshvantbua Joshi

  1. Being Guru of Aditya's mother, it was but natural for "Bua" to take keen interest in young Aditya's musical progress. The interest soon was transformed into full-fledged coaching in Gwalior gayaki.

    Through Pt.Yeshwantbua, Aditya is exposed to the immensely popular Gwalior gayaki known for the pleasing layakari and a variety of traditional compositions.
  2. "Bua" got his musical inheritance from Pt. Mirashibua and his disciples include stalwarts like Dr.Ram Deshpande, Shri Prakash Ghangrekar, Smt. Asha Khadilkar, to name a few.

    Pt. Yeshwantbua has received prestigious Sangeet Natak Akademi award. All India Radio's recognition as A- top artiste is one of the numerous recognitions and awards to his credit.

Ganyogini Smt. Dhondutai Kulkarni

  1. Aditya considers himself extremely fortunate that the Ganyogini agreed to train him.

    Dhondutai Kulkarni is perhaps the last living icon of the Jaipur-Atrauli Gharana. The legendary Alladiya Khan, who founded the Jaipur-Atrauli Gharana, made this Gharana unique by its full-throated singing, its complicated Taans, and its vast repertoire of Raags, which Dhondutai Kulkarni represents very well.

    She started training under Bhurji Khan, whose father, Alladiya Khan, had a special care for Dhondutai. Her training continued under the mentorship of Laxmibai Jadhav.
  2. Thereafter, she spent a long number of years under the immensely distinguished knowledge of Kesarbai Kerkar, ending up as her sole disciple. Her incredible repertoire of ragas sees to it that she rarely repeats a raga at two consecutive concerts. Dhondutai knows specialty Raag creations made not just by Alladiya Khan but also Kesarbai Kerkar.

    Dhondutai is saluted not just for her musical contributions, but also for her quality as a performing artist. Dhondutai has been awarded the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award in 1990.