Pt. Babanrao Haldankar
Pt. Babanrao Haldankar is a stalwart of both Agra and Jaipur-Atrauli gharanas, having being trained by Ustad Khadim Hussein and Anwar Hussein (Agra Gharana) and Smt Mogubai Kurdikar (Jaipur-Atrauli Gharana). Pt. Haldankar is today well known as a guru, composer, scholar-thinker and performer. He has composed more than 200 Raga texts in vilambit (slow composition), drut (fast composition) and Taranas. He has published several books in Hindi, Marathi and English. These are valuable treatises covering the expanse of Hindustani Classical Music and unique explanations of the theory and performance of Ragas. He has several CD's and cassettes to his credit.