Brahm Sarup Singh

Brahm Sarup Singh

Brahm Sarup Singh playing vichitra veena
Background information
Born (1940-08-18)August 18, 1940
Died January 19, 1998(1998-01-19) (aged 57)
Genres Indian classical music
Instruments Vichitra veena

Brahm Sarup Singh (18 August 1940 – 19 January 1998) was a renowned player of vichitra veena. He was born in the city of Amritsar, India to the Late Shri Harnam Singh who was a disciple of Ustad Abdul Aziz Khan.

At an early age Brahm Sarup Singh was trained by his father in music. He had participated in several music conferences in the North and his Vichitra Veena recital has been broadcasting from All India Radio, Jalandhar since 1958.[1][2]

Early life and career

Brahm Sarup Singh started his training in vocal music from his father, then moving to sitar and further to Vichitra Veena. His musical expertise was not restricted to vichitra veena. He was also a good vocalist and played several other musical instruments such as sitar, guitar and tabla.

He did Sangeet Bhaskar (M. Mus) in sitar, Sangeet Praveen (M. Mus) in vichitra veena, Sangeet Visharad (B. Mus) in vocal classical, and Sangeet Prabhakar (B. Mus) in vichitra veena. In the year 1970, Brahm joined the Pracheen Kala Kendra, Chandigarh as a Head of the Department of instrumental music. Later, in 1984 he joined All India Radio (AIR), New Delhi, broadcasting his Vichitra Veena recital.[3]

Brahm was an active part of All India Bhaskar Rao Music conference organized by Pracheen Kala Kendra, Chandigarh and 8th Pandit Vishnu Digamber Jayanti Music conference organized by Sangeet Kala Kendra, Agra. He participated in several national programmes and music conferences organized by All India Radio and Doordarshan. He was honoured with “Abhinandan Patra” by Navrang Kala Sangam, Patiala.[4] Gayaki Ang was the main feature of his vichitra veena recital.


Amongst his disciples in India, Anurag Singh (son and disciple) Vichitra Veena Player, Pt. Keshav Talegaonker (Guitar), Jasbir Kaur (Vocal), Tilak Diwakar Bhatt (Vocal), Monita Mehta (Sitar), Balwant Kaur (Sitar), Ram Krishan (Guitar), Neeru Bala (Vocal), Meena Aggarwal (Sitar), Raj Rani (Vocal), Kuldeep Singh (Tabla), Dr. Abha Bhatnagar (Tabla), Umesh Sharma (Vocal).



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