Born in Sangli (a small town in Maharashtra), known for its origin to several music maestros. Manjusha Patil’s parents identified the inborn talent and encouraged Manjusha for a career in music. She started her initial training from Pt. Chintubua Mhaiskar. She has been a consistent winner of many prestigious music competitions. She was noticed by Late Sangeetacharya Pt. D.V. Kanebua of Ichalkaranji during one such competition, which proved to be a turning point in her career. She then absorbed the authentic nuances of Agra and Gwalior Gharana in the Gurukul tradition under Pt. Kanebua. She received further training from Late Pt. Narendra Kanekar, a senior disciple of Pt. Kanebua and then also from Dr. Vikas Kashalkar. Currently Manjusha is honing her advanced skills under the able guidance of Padmashree Gantapasvi Pt. Ulhas Kashalkar. Manjusha is gifted with a mellifluous voice which she has further enhanced by mastering sustenance of swaras, aesthetic approach, creative thinking, perfection of sur & command on rhythmic aspects. With purity in exposition of Raga, complex patterns of ‘Taan’ rendered with speed & clarity – Manjusha is equally adept in Semi Classical Music like Thumri, Dadra, Abhang and Natya Sangeet. All these elements constitute her delightful performances. As a truly dedicated musician though, she is constantly in the quest of excellence through perseverance but a rich portfolio of prestigious national and international concerts & the awards bestowed on her are a clear testimony of Manjusha’s successful footsteps in the world of music.
- B.A. in Hindi, Shivaji University, Kolhapur
- Visharad from Akhil Bharatiya Gandharva Mahavidyalay
- M.A. in Music, Shivaji University, Kolhapur
- Top Grade in All India Radio
Areas of Teaching
- Hindustani Classical Vocal