The Sawai Gandharva Bhimsen Sangeet Mahotsav, previously known as the Sawai Gandharva Sangeet Mahotsavand popularly called Sawai, is an annual Indian Classical music festival held in Pune, in the western Indian state of Maharashtra. Organized by Arya Sangeet Prasarak Mandal the festival is one of the most prominent and popular Indian Classical music events in the world. The event was started in 1953 by the great Hindustani Classical vocalist Pandit Bhimsen Joshi as a music conference to commemorate the achievements of his guru, the legendary Indian Classical vocalist, Pandit Sawai Gandharva. The festival not only attracts the leading proponents of Indian Classical music from across gharanas (schools) like Gwalior, Agra, Kirana, Jaipur Atrauli and Rampur-Sahaswan but also provides a platform for upcoming music talent. Visit the exciting city of Pune this December and experience the best of Indian Classical music at the Sawai Gandharva Bhimsen Sangeet Mahotsav!
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