Pandit Motiram Pandit Maniram Sangeet Samaroh

Pandit Motiram Pandit Maniram Sangeet Samaroh is an annual Indian classical music festival held at Chowmahalla Palace in Hyderabad, India. The festival is organised by noted classical singer Jasraj in memory of his father and brother, both classical musicians. Jasraj always performs on 30 November every year, his father's death anniversary and a tribute to Jasraj’s guru, his mentor and elder brother, Maniram, who died in 1986, and Jasraj renamed the festival to include his brother's name.[1]

Pandit Motiram Pandit Maniram Sangeet Samaroh
Dates27 to 30 November 2009
Location(s)Chowmahalla Palace, Hyderabad, India
Years active1972 – present
Founded byJasraj


Jasraj at the 2007 festival

The festival was started in 1972 by Jasraj because of his bond with Hyderabad as he spent his childhood here and his father, Motiram's Samadhi is in the city. Maharaja Kishan Prasad Bahadur took his father to Chowmahalla Palace. [2][3] His father died in 1934, five hours before his concert at Chowmahalla Palace, where he was to be announced as the Royal musician in the court of Osman Ali Khan. Motiram and Maniram were not only vocalists but composers of repute.[1] Amjad Ali Khan and Zakir Hussain were introduced to the city audience for the first time in 1972 during the same festival.

The festival was held at various venues like Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, CIEFL, Nizam College, and since 2009 it is held at Chowmahalla Palace. The entry to the event is free. The music festival is organised from November 29 to December 1 at the same venue, with the last day having the ‘Idea Jalsa’ music concert, clubbed with the festival this time, said Durga Jasraj.[4]

2017 festivalEdit

Jasraj with disciples at the 45th Pandit Motiram Pandit Maniram Sangeet Samaroh, CCRT, Hyderabad. 1st Day.

Swar Sharma - Hindustani Classical Takahiro Arai - Santoor Jasraj - Hindustani Classical

Takahiro Arai playing the santoor at the 45th Pandit Motiram Pandit Maniram Sangeet Samaroh, CCRT, Hyderabad. 1st Day.

2013 festivalEdit

The festival enters its 41st year, commencing on 29 November 2013 at Chowmahala Place Hyedrabad.

Day 1Edit

Day 2Edit

Day 3Edit

Omkar Dadarkar (vocal) and Wadali Wadali Brothers

The 2012 festivalEdit

Vocal Recital by Srinivas Joshi (Son and Disciple of Bhimsen Joshi) Sarod Recital by Amjad Ali Khan

Jasrangi Jugalbandi by Ankita Joshi (Disciple of Jasraj) and Krishna Bongane (Disciple of Rashid Khan) Vocal Recital by Jasraj

Ghazal by Ranjit Rajwada, Bhajan Recital by Anup Jalota

The 2011 festivalEdit

The 2010 festivalEdit

The 38th annual festival was held at Chowmahalla Palace from 29 November to 1 December

Past eventsEdit


It was held between 27–30 November that included Pritam Bhattacharjee (Hindustani vocal), Shiv Kumar Sharma (santoor), Tripti Mukherjee (Hindustani vocal), Ulhas Kashalkar (Hindustani vocal), Kalari Academy of Performing Arts (Kalaripayattu), Suman Ghosh (Hindustani vocal), Munnawar Masoom (qawwali), Shashank Subramanyam (flute), Yogesh Samsi (Tabla solo), Jasraj.


It was held on 29 and 30 November. Performers include Sabir Khan (sarangi) and Sudha Ragunathan (Carnatic vocal), Niladri Kumar (sitar), Sanjeev Abhyankar (vocal), Rattan Mohan Sharma (vocal) and Kumar Bose (tabla solo), Hemang Mehta (vocal) and N. Rajam (violin), Vishwa Mohan Bhatt (Mohan Veena).[5] Pandit Jasraj performed on the last day of the festival.[6]


Jasraj, Shahid Parvez, Shashank, Vocalist Pritam Bhattacharjee, Vijay Ghate, Ajay Pohankar, Manjari Chaturvedi (Sufi Kathak) and Sanjeev Abhyankar. The festival was hosted by Durga Jasraj.


Jasraj performed on the first day, 30 November.


Niladri Kumar (sitar), Taufiq Qureshi (percussion), Dinesh (Congo), Anand Sharma (key boards and vocals, Agnelo Fernandes (key board) and Vijay Ghate (tabla),[7] Bhajan singer Anup Jalota performed at the festival.


Hariprasad Chaurasia, Vikku Vinayakram and Selva Ganesh, U. Srinivas and Jasraj performed.[8]


Amjad Ali Khan (sarod), Raja Kale (vocal), Padma Subramanyam (Bharatanatyam) and L. Subramaniam.[9]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b A custom of culture The Hindu, 1 Dec 2004.
  2. ^ "'Hyderabad is my teerth sthaan'". Retrieved 26 March 2014.
  3. ^ "Music fest by Pandit Jasraj". The Hindu. Retrieved 26 March 2014.
  4. ^ "Wadali brothers perform on December 1 at Chwomhala palace". Indtoday. Retrieved 26 March 2014.
  5. ^ "‘Hyderabad is my teerth sthaan’". 27 November 2008 – via
  6. ^ "The Maestro enthralls". The Times of India. 2 December 2008. Retrieved 26 March 2014.
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  8. ^ hysvm. "The Hindu : Metro Plus Hyderabad / Culture : A custom of culture".
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