Mukul Shivputra : four ragas

The story of Mukul Shivputra (born on March 25, 1956) is very sad indeed. Born to one of the greatest vocalists of Hindustani music, Pandit Kumar Gandharva and Bhanumati Komkali, Mukul apparently could not cope up with the pressures and expectation one has from a son of such illustrious parents. He took to drugs and alcohol. During the recent past he has performed infrequently and irregularly in the public, which is mostly attributed to his addictions. On 15th May, 2009, The Times of India reported that Mukul was seen begging for money outside a temple in Bhopal. One of my readers has just informed me that Mukul Shivputra was unable to perform in the Vasantotsav concert held on 22nd January, 2011 in Pune. Rahul Deshpande, one of his disciples was in tears seeing his guru in such a state. His recordings have become rarities and collector’s items, something unheard of any artist who is still alive and so talented.

Mukul Shivputra – Barwa – Baje Mori Payaliya :  Download

Mukul Shivputra – Dev Gandhar – Man Harva Mori Re :  Download

Mukul Shivputra – Bibhas – Mora Re Meet Piharva :  Download

Mukul Shivputra – Suha Sughrai – Adhak Bhujakava :  Download

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  1. Uma Maheswar Nakka said,

    February 7, 2011 at 10:03 pm

    Dear sir

    Good Evening

    It is so sad to read this news. Why not the Times Of India taken some positive steps to restore this talented singer back to some counselling.
    So sad. God please help and save this musician the son of Mata Saraswathi.
    Let Goddess Sraswathi bless her child.
    With Blessings
    Uma Maheswar Nakka

  2. Gopal Bhat said,

    February 28, 2011 at 7:39 pm

    This is indeed a sad story.
    His well-wishers should make an earnest attempt to rehabilitate a singer of his caliber.
    God bless him.

  3. deependra lal said,

    March 1, 2011 at 1:58 pm

    Music में डूबे ,बेखुदी में गये और खुदा को पा लिया ,उसके लिए दुनिया क्या है

  4. gopabandhu mishra said,

    September 18, 2011 at 10:31 pm

    Respected sir
    with great honor i want to tell all the music lovers of india
    that in india always it happning with the great talents because of the india never care talents so its a sad story ….. i pray to the god for this talented person he save him with his kind heart

  5. G. P. Kamat said,

    January 14, 2012 at 11:40 am

    It is unfortunate that most of creative people with frustrations in life drown their sorrow inability to cope up with life are addicted heavily and die. It is not one man’s efforts to save these people by counselling with proper livelihood to keep ones mind and body in a better health, the efforts should be from corporations and the Govt social depts. There is only lip service and lip sympathy available today all around

  6. Vijay Chauthaiwale said,

    February 5, 2012 at 8:59 pm

    After live concert of Pandit Mukul Shivaputra yesterday at CEPT University, Ahmedabad, today he gave lecture-demonstartion on how Hindusthani classical Raaga and Indian “Lok Sangeet” (Folk music) are parallel. His thesis was that Raag evolved as a more structured form from Lok Sangeet. Yesterday, he started with Kalyan and then compositions in Jog, Chhaya Nat, Tilak Kamod and Manlkauns. Today he showed that how different compositions of Lok Sangeet are almost parallel to these Raagas.
    He is undoubtedly genious. Freely flowing by quoting from Valmiki Ramayan, through Sanskrit Bandish and to Lok Sangeet, exceptionally analytical and research oriented brain and very good communicator.
    His greatness as a human being is reflected in two instances. Knowing his turmoiled relationship with his Guru and father, Pandit Kumar Gandharva, today he spoke very high about Kumarji. And at the end.. he called one unknown physician from the audiance and offered him flowers. And then told the audiance that he was drug addict for last several years and he is alive only because of treatment of this physician. Then as a child, he displayed his new mobile and said that now he also has this new tool, announced his cell number and then remarked, “now you can say I am rehabilitated”.

  7. indianraga said,

    February 5, 2012 at 9:25 pm

    Thanks for sharing your experience.

  8. tushar said,

    February 14, 2012 at 12:25 pm


    Thank God. And thank you for your post.

  9. Mukesh Narang said,

    March 25, 2012 at 8:26 am

    I have some rare collection of master krishnarao, balgandharva,faiz khan etc. i would like to share


  10. umanakka said,

    March 25, 2012 at 9:55 am

    Vijay Chauthaiwale ji,
    Good Morning

    Happy Ugadi

    With this Good news indeed you gave us relief from the mental agony suffered by all of us.

    Thanks to you attending and informing us about the show.
    And also Thanks to CEPT University, Ahmedabad for organizing
    Shri. Mukul Shivputra concert.

    Let Mata Sraswathi take care & Bless her child.Shri. Mukul Shivputra.

    Divine blessings to you and your family.
    Uma Maheswar Nakka

  11. Jitendra Manjrekar said,

    April 9, 2012 at 12:33 pm

    Vijay Ji,

    Thanks for providing information of Mukul Da, I am fascinated when i listened him, he has divine voice, i got very upset when i came to know that he is struggling with his drug addiction, i request you if you can share his present news & concert information,

    May i have his CEPT University concert Internet Link.

    Thanks & Regards,

    Jitendra Manjrekar

  12. Rama Kant Chaturvedi said,

    April 17, 2012 at 5:24 pm

    I am deeply hurt to know of the sad plight of a genius of a man. Couldn’t we do something to ameliorate his suffering?

  13. Vee said,

    June 20, 2012 at 1:39 am

    Don’t pity him…he is beyond greatness…I can just imagine the angst in his mind…how passionate he must be that it can lead it to something like this…one cannot judge him…people like him just exist and to exist is all they want from the society…

  14. Rohan said,

    July 3, 2012 at 6:36 am

    Such a great talent… Let’s do something to relieve the bleeding heart of the artist. Can anyone take the lead to see if any financial help can be provided.

  15. GopalB said,

    July 17, 2012 at 5:13 pm

    God is kind, he is recovering and working sincerely to rehabilitate himself , May the talented legacy of Kumar Gandharva be carried forward by his equally talented son , let us all pray for his health and success .

  16. Veena said,

    July 20, 2012 at 3:27 pm

    He is GENIUS. Pl remove all the videos of his sufferings from all the sites.

  17. HK said,

    August 22, 2012 at 9:40 am

    @MukeshNarang – I read an article about the recordings you have. I also heard that you released a CD. Is that available in market?

  18. mukesh narang said,

    October 4, 2012 at 10:21 pm

    Yes I have released 2 cd one master krishnarao and one of balghandharva the are available with me and at Bharat gayan samaj

  19. C m Sinha said,

    June 20, 2013 at 8:27 pm

    Heart breaking

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