Vijay Ghate (born 18 October 1964) is an Indian tabla player. He was awarded with "Padma Shri" award in 2014, the fourth highest civilian award by Government of India.[1]

Vijay Ghate
Vijay Ghate at Bhopal.JPG
Vijay Ghate performing in [Bharat bhavan] [Bhopal] September 2015
Background information
Birth nameVijay
Born (1964-10-18) 18 October 1964 (age 55)
OriginJabalpur, Madhya Pradesh, India
GenresIndian classical music
Years active1990 onwards

Early lifeEdit

Ghate was born in Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh.[2] He started learning his art at an early age of three in Jabalpur. He then moved to Mumbai, and learned for over twelve years under Suresh Talwalkar.[3]

Vijay Ghate Performing at Bharat Bhavan Bhopal 'Baadal Raag-13' September 2015


Vijay Ghate was personally chosen by Pandit Suresh Talwalker to play on his behalf in many concerts. Ghate accompanied Indian classical musicians, including Hariprasad Chaurasia,[4] Vilayat Khan, Pandit Jasraj, Kaushiki Chakrabarty, Shivkumar Sharma, Amjad Ali Khan, Shahid Parvez, and Vishwa Mohan Bhatt as well as Indian Classical Kathak dancers including Birju Maharaj and Nandkishore Kapote.[5]

Ghate also collaborated with jazz guitarist, Larry Coryell and saxophonist, George Brooks.[6]


Taalchakra is a music festival started by Vijay Ghate and few others. This festival provides a platform for young musicians to perform. Different artists from various genres of music perform at the festival[7].


  1. ^ "'Padma Awards 2014'". Retrieved 18 September 2017.
  2. ^ Suhasini, Lalitha (13 February 2005). "Taal order". Retrieved 10 July 2013.
  3. ^ "US edition: A year of melody". 3 August 2000. Retrieved 10 July 2013.
  4. ^ "The Hindu : Musical conversation". 8 February 2004. Retrieved 10 July 2013.
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  6. ^ "Sangam wants to wash away 'promoted' music - The Times of India". Retrieved 10 July 2013.
  7. ^ "'Taalchakra is back for music lovers'". Retrieved 18 September 2017.

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