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. P D Gopal
|Mr. R Rakshith
|Mr.V R Rangarajan, Finance Executive-BKF
|Volunteers for Dhwani:
|Team of Texas Instruments India Foundation
|Team of RAPSRI
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-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
Awardee: Vidushi Lalith J Rao
Artistes: Smt. Bharathi Pratap, Sri omkarnath Havaldar, Pt. Uday Bhawalkar
10th Dhwani 2013
Awardee: Smt.Ashwini Bhide
Artistes: Smt.Arati Ankalikar, smt.Ashwini Bhide Deshpande, Pt.Vishwa Mohan Bhatt.
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.
9th Dhwani 2012
Awardee: Pt. Indudhar Nirody
Artistes: Smt.Subhra Guha, Pt.Indudhar Nirody,Shri Shiraz Ali Khan, Dr. Prabha Atre.
8th Dhwani 2011
Awardee: Pt. Ulhas Kashalkar
Artistes:Sri. Sugato Bhaduri, Pt. Ulhas Kashalkar, Pt. Ganapathi Bhat, Smt. Malini Rajurkar.