Jayateerth Mevundi hails from the land of great vocalists and maestros of
Hindustani Classical Music, like Pt. Bhimsen Joshi, Dr. (Mrs.) Gangubai Hangal, Pt.
Mallikarjun Mansur, Pt. Basavraj Rajguru and Pt. Kumar Gandharva and so on. Born in the
year 1972, Jayateerth, according to many connoisseurs and critics of Hindustani Classical
Music, is considered to be a torchbearer of
Jayateerth received his initial training in music under the tutelage of Sangeet Ratna Pt.
Arjunsa Nakod of Gwalior Gharana for about 10 years. Since the year 1994 on wards he has
been receiving musical lessons under the able guidance of Pt. Shripati Padegar, who is a
disciple of great vocalist of this country, Pt. Bhimsen Joshi of Kirana Gharana.
Jayateerth Mevundi has won many accolades and awards, to name a few :
Second prize in AIR Hindustani Classical vocal competition during 1988-89, at
Ahmedabad.First prize in the competition held at Dharwad in 1989-90, organized by
Karnataka Kathak Kendra.
First prize in the competition organized by :Sangeet Research Academy,
Calcutta.He was awarded a scholarship for 3 years (1986-88) by Karnataka Sangeet
Nrutya Academy, Bangalore and Mrs. Yamunabai Shahane Shastreeya Gayana Shishyavrutti
by Gaanavardhan in 1993, Pune.
He is a recipient of Pt. Jasraj Gourav Puraskar for the year
Mewati Gharana Sangeet Gourav Puraskar is also awarded to Jayateerth for the year
2000.Jayateerth has participated in several music conferences including the ones at Mysore
Dasara Festival, Sawai Gandharva Music Festival at Pune in 1995 as well as Kundgol,
Alladia Khan music conference, Kumar Gandharva Music conference etc. He received many
accolades at the
20th Master Deenanath Mangeshkar Smruti,Samrat Sangeet Sammelan, Goa in January 2000.
Jayateerth has several private and public performances to his credit all over India. He
has also rendered classical recital (three Raagas of 25Min.each) for E-TV, Marathi
Channel.Jayateerths sonorous and mellifluous voice has been recorded in Audio
Cassettes and released by ALURKAR MUSIC HOUSE, PUNE. In April 2000, two more audio
cassettes have been released
by Alurkar Music House, Pune.
At present, Jayateerth is working at All India Radio, Panaji, Goa, and is an A
artiste. Tel. Nos. for contact : (O) 91-0832-224456 8. (R) 91-0832-445481.
This Information is provided by Arun A. Gunari, updated on 5/22/2001