Milind Chittal

Hindustani Classical Vocalist

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Names of Gurus:

This versatile musician took rigorous training under Pandit Firoz Dastur of Kirana Gharana for 12 years.

He has also taken guidance from Ustad Ghulam Mustafa Khan,Pt. Dinkar Kaikini and Pt.Yeshwantbua Joshi, Smt.Dhondutai Kulkarni and Pt. Babanrao Haldankar

Milind has performed in major music festivals all over India, such as Sawai Gandharva festival (Pune),Harballabh Sangeet Sammellan (Jalandhar), Ustad Amir Khan festival (Indore and Calcutta), Rahimat Khan festival (Dharwad), Karavalli festival (Karwar), Saptak festival (Ahmedabad) ,Pt. Bhimsen Joshi Memorial festival (Dharwad and Dubai),Haridas Sangeet Sammellan (Mumbai),Gunidas Sangeet Sammellan etc.and has also performed in USA,UK,New Zealand,UAE and Oman. He is an ‘A’ Grade artiste and a regular broadcaster on All India Radio and has also appeared several times on T.V.

Performances
Performed widely in India and abroad in various music circles and festivals like:

  • Sawai Gandharwa Music Festival Pune
  • Sawai Gandharwa Birth Centenary festival ,Mumbai
  • Alladiya Khan festival Mumbai
  • Harballabh Sangeet Sammellan-Jalandhar
  • Shree Ambadevi Sangeet Seva Samaroh - Amravati
  • Gunidas Sangeet Sammellan-Mumbai
  • Aavishkar Sangeet samaroh,Goa
  • Ustad Amir Khan Festival –Indore and Calcutta
  • Karavali Festival,Karwar Karnataka
  • Saptak Festival-Ahmedabad
  • Pt. Bhimsen Joshi Memorial festival Dharwad & Dubai
  • Ustad Rahimat Khan festival –Dharwad
  • Swami Haridas Sangit Sammellan –Mumbai
  • Indian Music Group’s Music festival-Mumbai
  • Shree Ambadevi Sangeet Seva Samaroh
  • Spic Macay programmes
  • IIT Music festival
  • Dadar Matunga Cultural Festival
  • Aarambh Festival-Bhopal
  • Gandharwa Mahavidyala’s Music festival-New Delhi
  • Suburban Music Circle,Mumbai
  • Vileparle Music Circle,Mumbai
  • Also performed at Delhi,Nagpur, Kolhapur, Pune, Pandharpur, Udupi, Kundapur, Karkala, Manipal, Surathkal,Gulbarga, Agra, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Belgaum ,Kerala,Patna and various other places in India.
  • Performed in the UK , USA,New Zealand,UAE and Oman.
  • Given playback for several serials including “Discovery of India” produced by Shyam Benegal.
  • Regularly performed on All India Radio as an ‘A’ Grade artiste and also performed several times on Television.

DISCOGRAPHY:

Milind has recorded several albums for well-known music companies.

Following is a list of his albums:

  1. ‘Exuberance’-Ragas Marwa,Kalavati and Jogia by Mystica Music Co.
  2. ‘Embracing Krishna’ –Bhajans CD by Mystica Music Co.
  3. ‘Thumris of Kirana Gharana’ by Times Music
  4. 5 CDs by Fountain Music Company:
  • Ragas Darbari Kanada and Jog
  • Ragas Puriya Kalyan and Miyan Ki Malhar
  • Ragas Ahir Bhairav and Hindol
  • Ragas Yaman Kalyan,Basant and Gujari Todi
  • Ragas Malkauns,Abhogi Kanada and Shankara
  1. ‘Enchanting Ram bhajans’ –Bhajans CD by Mystica Music Co.

You tube link of my music videos:

Milind Chittal – Youtube

Awards and Prizes:

  • Milind was awarded “Surmani” title by Sur Singar Samsad in the year 1985.

   He also won numerous awards in music competitions such as:

  • The prestigious A.I.R. music competition in 1981.
  • India culture league competition (1977),
  • Kalidas Sangeet Spardha (1979),
  • University Youth festival (1979),
  • Mood Indigo IIT (1980),
  • Inter University Music Competition organized by Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (1980), etc
  • GiMA award for best devotional album –nomination in 2015

Academic Qualification:

Chartered Accountant based in Mumbai where he has also trained a number of students in Hindustani Classical Music.

Contact Details:

Email: [email protected]

Telephone: Mobile: 0091-9819432230 ,Residence:009122-26311965