"Pandit Kashinath Mukherjee, a profoundly accomplished Hindustani Classical
instrumentalist of the Etawah Gharana, has successfully kept aloft the taalim of
the great Ustad Vilayat Khan. He has enthralled veterans, amateurs and the
uninitiated alike over the years with the sheer merit, dexterity and the
irresistible appeal and force of his music.
Kashinath Mukherjee was born in
Kolkata into an aristocratic family with a rich cultural heritage. Inspired by
his father Shital Chandra Mukherjee, a learned Dhrupad exponent, Kashinath
trained under Srinivas Nag (a disciple of Ustad Enayet Khan) for twelve years.
His elder brother, the late Hrishikesh Mukherjee, who went on to become a
renowned filmmaker, was also a student of Srinivas Nag, learning Esraj.
the passing away of his guru, he continued his taalim under the legendary Ustad
Vilayat Khan, son of Enayat Khan. For the five years that he remained with the
Ustad, he kept away completely from public appearances, as directed by his
master. His insatiable hunger for learning later led him to luminous maestros
such as Ustad Bade Ghulam Ali Khan, Ustad Keramatullah Khan and Ustad Amir Khan.
He also learned from Amir Khan until the latter`s death.
Pandit Mukherjee has
participated in major concerts both at home and abroad. He is the recipient of
the ITC Award among others. Ramprapanna Bhattacharya and Abhik Mukherjee are
among his most prominent disciples."
Quite rare LP on which Nasir Aminuddin Dagar, after the demise of his older brother Nasir Moinuddin Dagar in 1966 - together they were the legendary Senior Dagar Brothers (see our post) - formed a duo with his cousin Zia Fariduddin Dagar (see on him our post).