One of the leading female vocalists of the country, with a rare and extraordinary voice, Smt. Vasundhara Komkali is the true representative and heir to the Gayaki of the Late Kumar Gandharva.
She was born in Calcutta and encouraged to learn music from her very childhood. In 1946, she came down to Mumbai and initially trained under Professor Deodhar, a doyen of Gwalior Gharana and disciple of Pandit Paluskar, for more than a decade.
Thereafter she was trained by her husband Pandit Kumar Gandharva. She helped Kumarji in the conception and execution of some specially prepared theme concerts such as Geet – Varsha, Geet – Hemant, Geet – Vasant, Rituraj – Mehfil, Triveni, Surdas, Tulsidas – Darshan, Mala – Umajilela – Balgandharva.
Vasundharaji was not only the silent force behind the success of Pandit Kumar Gandharva’s musical career, but also lent able support and contribution to the success of his concerts.
Vasundharaji is a regular broadcaster of AIR and Doordarshan and is a leading soloist in her own right. She has solo albums released in her name, which have established her stature as an able torch bearer of the glorious tradition of the music of Pandit Kumar Gandharva.
Vocal support – Kalapini Komkali
Harmonium – Vishwanath Kanhere
Tabla – Deepak Garud
Tanpura – Kalapini Komkali and Shailendra Deodhar
Recorded at – Studio 2000, Mumbai.
Recording Engineer – Mahesh Amberkar
Edited by – Chinmay Harshe at Swarlata Studio
Asst. – Saurabh Savoor
“Sab main ke jaanu ri” (composed by Pt. Kumar Gandharva)
“Kaliyan sohaayo ri” (composed by Pt. Kumar Gandharva)
Raga Shuddha Sarang
“Tapan laagi gahere”
“Albeli naar suhaave”