Pt. Nityanand Haldipur - bansuri
Pt. Nityanand Haldipur

The talented Nityanand Haldipur - ranked among India's leading flautists and a senior disciple of the reclusive genius, Padma Bhushan Smt. Annapurna Devi - represents the pure essence of a highly revered musical heritage.

Nityanand (age 9) at his lesson with Pt. Pannalal Ghosh.

Nityanand (age 9) at his lesson with Pt. Pannalal Ghosh.

Nityanand (age 9) at his lesson with Pt. Pannalal Ghosh.
Born in Bombay in a deeply spiritual family, Nityanand was fortunate to have the right environment for his latent musical talents to blossom. His first guru who initiated him into the art, technique and aesthetics of flute-playing was his father, the late Shri Niranjan Haldipur - a senior disciple of the renowned flute maestro, the late Pandit Pannalal Ghosh. At the tender age of 9, Nityanand received instruction from Pannalal himself. The warm soothing sounds of the bamboo flute were an early, pervading influence. And for young Nityanand to be attracted to the instrument was only natural.

Over the next two decades, Nityanand's training continued under the late Pandit Chidanand Nagarkar, and late Pandit Devendra Murdeshwar, senior-most disciple of late Pandit Pannalal Ghosh, under whom Nityanand perfected his technique.
Padma Bhushan Smt. Annapurna Devi

Padma Bhushan Smt. Annapurna Devi

Padma Bhushan Smt. Annapurna Devi
However, it was after 1986, when Padma Bhushan Smt. Annapurna Devi - doyen of the Senia-Maihar gharana - and daughter of the legendary Ustad Allauddin Khansaheb (Baba), the fountainhead of the gharana - accepted him as one of her disciples, that Nityanand's talent and musicianship truly flowered. It progressively acquired depth, maturity and a new dimension.

The polished tonal grace, rhythmic elegance, and depth as well as lucidity of expression evident in Nityanand's playing are the result of his continuing advanced training and refinement under Smt. Annapurna Devi. It embodies the hallowed teaching traditions of the Senia-Maihar gharana and follows the same arduous riyaz and persevering commitment that has produced virtuosi like Ustad Ali Akbar Khan, Pandit Ravi Shankar, the late Pannalal Ghosh and the late Pandit Nikhil Banerjee.

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To the rigors of such a preeminent tradition, Nityanand has added his own dedication and finesse - through painstaking practice, assiduous assimilation and erudite presentation. Absorbing what is pure, beautiful and dignified in Hindustani classical music, Nityanand has imbibed the complex grammar, discipline and subtleties of the rich legacy he has inherited.

Nityanand performing at Dover Lane Festival - Kolkata, 2015

Nityanand at the Dover Lane Festival - Kolkata, 2015

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While his Dhrupad-ang alaps and the distinctly formatted jod in the vilambit compositions are serene, contemplative and introspective, his drut renderings are lilting and imbued with a fascinating variety of rhythmic patterns. Nityanand has performed at numerous music conferences including the SAARC Festival and the Apna Utsav series. Music lovers and critics alike, in India and abroad, have acclaimed his imaginative and haunting rendition of ragas. His performances are replete with unexpected, sweet and breathtaking improvisations. An eclectic musician, Nityanand has kept his mind and ears open to the beat that other styles and cultures have to offer. His rich and extensive repertoire covers a wide canvas: from the pure classical to the experimental fusion.
Nityanand receiving the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award from Vice-President of India Hamid Ansari - 2010

Nityanand receiving the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award from Vice-President of India Hamid Ansari - 2010

Nityanand receiving the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award from Vice-President of India Hamid Ansari - 2010

A Top Grade artist of AIR and Doordarshan, Nityanand has participated in the National Programme of Music and the All India Radio Sangeet Sammelan. His music is available on the Magnasound, Lineage and Underscore labels. In 2010, Nityanand Haldipur was given the highest award for his contribution to Indian classical music by Sangeet Natak Academy, Govt. Of India, New Delhi.

Please visit Nityanand's website for more info.

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  • Nityanand Haldipur Portrait
    Nityanand Haldipur
  • Nityanand Haldipur - bansuri
    Pt. Nityanand Haldipur
  • Nityanand Haldipur - ri Aurobindo Ashram Theatre, Pondicherry
    Pt. Nityanand Haldipur
    Sri Aurobindo Ashram Theatre, Pondicherry
  • Nityanand Haldipur - Sri Aurobindo Ashram Theatre, Pondicherry
    Pt. Nityanand Haldipur
    Sri Aurobindo Ashram Theatre, Pondicherry
  • Nityanand Haldipur - Sri Aurobindo Ashram Theatre, Pondicherry
    Pt. Nityanand Haldipur
    Sri Aurobindo Ashram Theatre, Pondicherry
  • Portrait of Nityanand Haldipur wearing Turban
    Nityanand Haldipur
  • Nityanand Haldipur - 2011
    Nityanand Haldipur
    2011
  • Nityanand Haldipur Bansuri  - 2012
    Nityanand Haldipur
    2012
  • Nityanand Haldipur Bansuri - Doordarshan Broadcast 2012
    Pt. Nityanand Haldipur
    Doordarshan Broadcast - 2012
  • Nityanand Haldipur - bansuri, Omkar Gulwady - Tabla
    Nityanand Haldipur - Bansuri | Omkar Gulwady - Tabla
  • Nityanand Haldipur's Star on the Bansuri Walk of Fame
    Nityanand Haldipur
    Star on the Bansuri Walk of Fame
  • Poster for Pt. Nityanand's Nityanand Haldipur - bansuri, Omkar Gulwady - Tabla - 2008
    Nityanand Haldipur - Bansuri | Omkar Gulwady - Tabla
    2008
  • Nityanand Haldipur
    Nityanand Haldipur
    1996
  • Nityanand Haldipur - Bansuri accompanied by Vibhav Nageshkar - Tabla at the Acharya Allauddin Khan Music Festival
    Nityanand Haldipur - Bansuri | Vibhav Nageshkar - Tabla
    Acharya Allauddin Khan Music Festival
  • Nityanand Haldipur - Bansuri at the Pt. Pannalal Ghosh Centenary Concert - Kokata, 2012 - Sujit Saha - Tabla
    Nityanand Haldipur - Bansuri | Sujit Saha - Tabla
    Pt. Pannalal Ghosh Centenary Concert - Kokata, 2012
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    Pt. Nityanand Haldipur - Bansuri
  • Pt. Nityanand Haldipur performing at Shri Ramakrishna Ashrama, Rajkot, Gujarat
    Pt. Nityanand Haldipur - Bansuri
    Shri Ramakrishna Ashrama, Rajkot, Gujarat
  • Pt. Nityanand Haldipur performing at Shri Ramakrishna Ashrama, Rajkot, Gujarat
    Pt. Nityanand Haldipur - Bansuri | Omkar Gulwady - Tabla
    Shri Ramakrishna Ashrama, Rajkot, Gujarat
  • Pt. Nityanand Haldipur performing at Shri Ramakrishna Ashrama, Rajkot, Gujarat
    Pt. Nityanand Haldipur - Bansuri
    Shri Ramakrishna Ashrama, Rajkot, Gujarat
  • Pt. Nityanand Haldipur performing at Shri Ramakrishna Ashrama, Rajkot, Gujarat
    Pt. Nityanand Haldipur - Bansuri
    Shri Ramakrishna Ashrama, Rajkot, Gujarat
  • Pt. Nityanand Haldipur
    Pt. Nityanand Haldipur - Bansuri
  • Swami Vivekananda Tribute Music Festival - Shri Ramakrishna Ashrama, Rajkot, Gujarat
    Swami Vivekananda Tribute
    Shri Ramakrishna Ashrama, Rajkot, Gujarat
  • Pt. Nityanand Haldipur
    Pt. Nityanand Haldipur
  • Pt. Nityanand Haldipur
    Pt. Nityanand Haldipur
    2014
  • Nityanand Haldipur - Bansuri | Prabhu Edouard - Tabla at the Darbar Festival - London, 2014
    Nityanand Haldipur - Bansuri | Prabhu Edouard - Tabla
    Darbar Festival - London, 2014
  • Poster for Pt. Nityanand Haldipur's Concert - Vienna, Austria
    Poster for Pt. Nityanand Haldipur's Concert
    Vienna, Austria
  • Pt. Nityanand Haldipur performing in Vienna, Austria - 2015
    Pt. Nityanand Haldipur
    Vienna, Austria - 2015
  • Pt. Nityanand Haldipur performing in Vienna, Austria - 2015
    Pt. Nityanand Haldipur
    Vienna, Austria - 2015
  • Pt. Nityanand Haldipur - Bansuri at the Sangeet Samrat Alladiya Khan Festival - 2014
    Pt. Nityanand Haldipur - Bansuri
    Sangeet Samrat Alladiya Khan Festival - 2014
  • Nityanand Haldipur - Bansuri | Omkar Gulwady - Tabla,  Kanara Saraswat Association Program - 2016
    Nityanand Haldipur - Bansuri | Omkar Gulwady - Tabla
    Kanara Saraswat Association Program - 2016
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    Nityanand Haldipur
    2013
  • Pt. Nityanand Haldipur - Bansuri
    Pt. Nityanand Haldipur - Bansuri
  • Poster for Pt. Nityanand Haldipur's Concert - Montenegro, 2015
    Poster for Pt. Nityanand Haldipur's Concert
    Montenegro - 2015
  • Pt. Nityanand Haldipur Tuning the Tanpura
    Pt. Nityanand Haldipur Tuning the Tanpura
  • Basant Kabra, Nityanand Haldipur, Suresh Vyas, Raja Angara - Disciples of Ma Annapurna Devi
    Basant Kabra, Nityanand Haldipur, Suresh Vyas, Raja Angara
    Disciples of Ma Annapurna Devi
  • Pt. Nityanand Haldipur with legendary vocalist Dr. Prabha Atre
    Pt. Nityanand Haldipur with legendary vocalist Dr. Prabha Atre
  • Nityanand Haldipur
    Nityanand Haldipur
    2013
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