About Manjusha Patil Kulkarni :
Manjusha, born in Sangali, started her initial training under the guidance of Pt Chintubuva Mhaiskar. Along woth a Sangeet Visharad from Akhil Bharatiya Gandharva Mahavidyalay, Miraj, She acquired a Masters’s degree in Music with a Gold Medal to her credit from Shivaji University, Kolhapur.
She has been a consistent winner of many prestigious music competitions. During one such competition, Sangeetacharya Pt. D.V.Kanebuva of ichalkaranji happened to see her and noticed her rich potential, which proved to be a turning point in her career. Then being in the Gurukul tradition under pt.kanebuva, she was fortunate to absorb the asthetic nuances of Agra and Gwalier gharana. She received further training from Dr. Vikas Kashalkar.
Currently she in honing her advanced skills under the able guidance of Gantapasvi Padmashree Pt.Ulhas Kashalkar.
Manjusha has carved a niche in the world of Classical Music with her mellifluous voice further enhanced by mastering sustenance of Swaras, asthetic approach, creative thinking, perfection of sur and command on rhythmic aspects.
Purity in exposition of raga, complex pattern of taan rendered with speed and quality and proficiency in semi classical forms of music like Thumari, Dadara and Abhang constitute her delightful performances. Under the umbrella of Sangeetacharya D.V.Kanebuva Pratishthan- Manjusha has established a Gurukul in Sangali, which follows the unique traditional legacy of nurturing and mentoring the students. Here, the students dedicatedly receive the knowledge in Guru’s close proximity. The noble path of Gurukul is paved on this foundation and intends to carry on this precious tradition further.
A rich portfolio of National and International concerts and prestigious awards like Ustad Bismillah Khan from Sangeet Natak Akademi , Pt. Kumar Gandharva Rashriya Purskar from Madhya Pradesh Govt. , Pt. Basavraj Rajguru Yuva Purskar from Karnataka Govt. are a clear testimony of Manjusha’s successful footsteps in the world of Music. She has a Top Grade for Classical Music of All India Radio.