On Apr 10, 1991, Pt. Mallikarjun Mansur was rushed from Dharwad to BKF Nephro Urology Centre in Bangalore with acute kidney failure and other complications. BKF treated him successfully and in return Mansur committed the first concert after recovery in aid of BKF. Thus commenced the relationship between BKF and Pt.Mallikarjun Mansur till he passed away during Jan 1992. BKF was looking at various annual events for fund raising and as brand events. In 2004, BKF initiated the Dhwani-BKF Pt.Mallikarjun Mansur Hindusthani Classical Music festival with the objective of perpetuating the memory of the doyen late Pt.Mallikarjun Mansur. BKF also, instituted the BKF-Pt.Mallikarjun Mansur Award to well known teachers of hindusthani classical music and also who have not been adequately honoured by awards. The award consists of a cash payment of Rs.1.0 lac, a bronze bust of Pt.Mallikarjun Mansur, a shawl and a citation. The proceeds from the event are used to support BKF Project and Patient Care Activities.

 

Dhwani Organising Committee:   
Dr.P.Sriram, Ex Officio Chairman, BKF
Mr.P.Srinivas, Ex Officio Chairman, BKF   

Mr.Anil Bokil

Mr. P D Gopal 
Mr. R Rakshith
Ms.Deepa Joshi
Mr.V R Rangarajan, Finance Executive-BKF
Mr.Sri Krishna
Mr.Y.S.Guruprasad

 

Volunteers for Dhwani:
Team of Texas Instruments India Foundation
Team of RAPSRI
 

14th Dhwani 

14th Dhwani-BKF Pandit Mallikarjun Mansur Music Festival 2017 was held on 16th & 17th September 2017

Awardee: Pandit Vishwa Mohan Bhatt

Artistes: Ustad Rashid Khan, Sri.Rakesh Chaurasia, Smt.Amita Dala, Smt.Anaga Bhat, Sri.Shivalingappa Rajapur

 

  

 

  

13th Dhwani 

13th Dhwani-BKF Pandit Mallikarjun Mansur Music Festival 2016 was held on 17th & 18th September 2016

Awardee: Pandit Chhannulal Mishra 

Artistes: Sri.Kaushik Aithal, Pandit Tarun Bhattacharya, Pandit Rattan Mohan Sharma, Sri, Vijetha Anati

   

   

12th Dhwani 

12th Dhwani-BKF Pandit Mallikarjun Mansur Music Festival 2015 was held on 12th & 13th September 2015

Awardee: Vidushi Jayashree Patnekar

Artistes: Sri.Sameer Rao, Smt. Malini Rajurkar, Smt.Priya Purushothaman, Pandit Kaivalya Kumar Gurav

 

   

  

11th Dhwani was held on 20th and 21st September 2014

malliAwardee: Vidushi Lalith J Rao

Artistes: Smt. Bharathi Pratap, Sri omkarnath Havaldar, Pt. Uday Bhawalkar

 

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10th Dhwani 2013

Awardee: Smt.Ashwini Bhide
Artistes: Smt.Arati Ankalikar, smt.Ashwini Bhide Deshpande, Pt.Vishwa Mohan Bhatt
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The 10th Dhwani-BKF Pt.Mallikarjun Mansur Hidustani Music Festival was held on 21st and 22nd September 2013 at the JSS Auditorium, Bangalore. Being the 10th year, the Festival  showcased three top artistes from the field of Hindustani classical music.

On 21st September 2013, the festival began with a vocal concert by Smt.Shubha Mudgal. The second day, 22nd September 2013 (Sunday) Smt.Ashwini Bhide Deshpande enthralled music lovers with morning ragas. The concert began at 8 am. During a brief interval, Smt.Ashwini Bhide was awarded that year’s Pt.Mallikarjun Mansur Award. Her concert continued after the Award function.

The same evening Pt.Vishwamohan Bhatt performed from 6 PM to 9 PM on his Mohan Veena.

 

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9th Dhwani 2012
Awardee: Pt. Indudhar Nirody
Artistes: Smt.Subhra Guha, Pt.Indudhar Nirody,Shri Shiraz Ali Khan, Dr. Prabha Atre.

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8th Dhwani 2011
Awardee: Pt. Ulhas Kashalkar
Artistes:Sri. Sugato Bhaduri, Pt. Ulhas Kashalkar, Pt. Ganapathi Bhat, Smt. Malini Rajurkar.  
        

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7th Dhwani 2010

 

Awardee: Late Pt. R K Bijapure

Artistes: Samanwaya Sarkar & Debapriya Adhikary, Pt. Raghunandan Panshikar, Ms. Manjusha Patil, Pt. Anant Terdal, Sri Shounak Abhisheki, Ms Jayashree Patanekar.

 

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6th Dhwani 2009

 

Awardee: Vid. Dhondutai Kulkarni

Artistes: Kedia Bandhu-Mormukut & Manoj Kedia, Vid. Dhondutai Kulkarni, Pt. Sathyasheel Deshpande, Ustad Raza Ali Khan, Pt. Kaivalyakumar Gurav, Dr. Alka Deo Marulkar.

 

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5th Dhwani 2008

 

Awardee: Pt. Dattatreya Sadashiva Garud

Artistes: Sri N V Gopinath, Vid. Shruti Sadolikar, Pt. Samaresh Choudhury, Pt. Sanjeev Abhayankar, Pt. Jayatheertha Mevundi, Pt. Ajay Pohankar.

 

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4th Dhwani 2007

 

Awardee: Pt D K Datar

Artistes:Smt. Aarti Ankalikar, Pt. D K Datar, Pt. Parameshwar Hegde, Pt. Ronu Majumdar, Pt. Suresh Talwalkar, Pt. Rajshekar Mansur.

 

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3rd Dhwani 2006

 

Awardee: Smt Vasundhara Komkali Math

Artistes: Gundecha Brothers (Sri Umakant & Ramakant), Smt. Vasundhara Komkali Math, Pt. Venkatesh Kumar, Dr. N Rajam, Pt. Rajshekar Mansur, Pt. Vishwa Mohan Bhatt.

 

2nd Dhwani 2005

 

Awardee: Pt. Biswajit Roy Chowdury

Artistes:Sri. Radhakrishna, Pt. Rajan & Sajan Mishra, Pt. Salil Bhatt, Smt. Ashwini Bhide Deshpande , Pt. Biswajit Roy Chowdury, Pt. Rajshekar Mansur.

 

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1st Dhwani 2004

 

Awardee: Pt. Rajshekar Mansur

Artistes: Pt. Rajshekar Mansur, Pt. Shivkumar Sharma, Smt. Priyadarshini Kulkarni, Sri. Biswajit Roy Choudhary, Smt. Kishori Amonkar, Smt Shubha Mudgal.

 

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