Pandit Krishna Maharaj

Pandit Krishna Maharaj

Pandit Kishan Maharaj, a famous Indian tabla player, born at 3rd September 1923 in the Kabir Chaura, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh. He was born at the propitious Hindu festival day named Sri Krishna Janamashtami in the family related to the professional music. Kishan Maharaj has passed away recently at his 84 at 4th May 2008 in the Khajuri near to Varanasi. He belonged to the Benares gharana and had dedicated his life to the Hindustani classical music.

Awards and Recognitions:

  • He was honored with the Padma Shri award in the 1973 
  • The Padma Vibhushan award by the Indian President in the 2002.
  • In the 1969, he again honored by the title of Sangeet Samrat from the Prayag Sangit Samiti.
  • UP Sangeet Natak Akademi pleased him in 1972. He got Sangeet Natak Akademi award in 1984.
  • Hafiz Ali Khan Award in 1986. He also awarded with the Ustad Inayat Khan Memorial award in 2002.



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