Kathak Training and scholarships

2001 to 2002

M.A. in Kathak dance from Indra Kala Sangeet Mahavidhyalaya, Khairagadh University (M.P).

1991 to 1992

Achieved distinction in Kathak Post Diploma dance from Kathak Kendra, New Delhi under guidance of Pandit Birju Maharaj ji.

1992 to 1994

Trained under Smt Urmila Nagar ji of the Jaipur Gharana.

1978 to 1986

Trained under Pandit Pandey Maharaj of Banaras Gharana

Other qualifications

1998 to 1999

M.A. in Political Science in Meerut University, Meerut.


B.A. from Delhi University (Hindi, English, Political Science, History, Sociology).

1987 to 1993

Qualifications in playing the Pakhawaj from Bhatkade University of Music and Dance.

Training in Pakhawaj
For the past 200 years my ancestors have been renowned classical musicians, specializing in tabla and Pakhawaj, with the tradition being passed down through since early childhood; Pandit Gama Maharaj, who taught me to play Tabla and Pakhawaj and Guru Ram Kishor Das ji of Delhi.


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