Bindu Madhav Pathak

Bindu Madhav Pathak

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Bindu Madhav Pathak Profile

  • Name:
  • Bindu Madhav Pathak
  • Born:
  • April 9, 1935
  • Died:
  • February 4, 2004
  • Born / Home Town:
  • Hubli
  • Father:
  • Pandit Datto Pant Pathak

Bindu Madhav Pathak Biography

Bindu Madhav Pathak was an exponent of rudra veena and Sitar, who lived during 1935 - 2004. This musician also played Khayal style (Kirana type) of music on been. Known as a musician, teacher, author and musicologist, he was a recipient of numerous honours as well. Karnataka Kala Tilak Award, Sri Kanak Purandhar Prashasti, Arya Bhata Award, and "Vidyaparipoorna" title are some of the major honours received by him.


Bindu Madhav D Pathak was born on April 9, 1935 in Hubli, Karnataka. He was the son of veteran rudra veena player Pandit Datto Pant Pathak from Karnataka. Bindu Madhav inherited music talents from his father and followed his legacy. In fact he was introduced to the world of music by his father, who gave him the early training in rudra Veena. He continued learning from Rajab Ali Khan of Dewas, and by the age of 17 he started his profession as a musician. He also owned a successful career as a music teacher in different educational institutions till his retirement.


He completed his Master’s degree in three subjects - Hindi, English and Music, and later took PhD in Music also. He conducted research works on music and also published two books - Bharatiya Sangeeta Charitre and Dr. Puttaraj Gawai in Kannada language. He also published several articles and research papers in different languages.


He was a teacher by profession. He taught music at M.M. Arts and Science College, Sirsi for many years. He joined the college in 1963 and retired as the head of department of music in 1980. He remained a member of Karnataka State Sangeet Nrutya, Music Syllabus Committee and many others.


Published: October 08, 2018

Updated: October 08, 2018

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