Vaishnav Jan To - Enlightenment

Kamlesh Tiwari

Shree Kamlesh Tiwari joined the Indian Revenue Service in 1971 and superannuated in 2007. At an early age Kamlesh to play the flute under the tutelage of Pandit Bholanath ji of Allahabad and his famous disciple Pandit Hari Prasad Chaurasia. Kamlesh was accepted as Pandit Hari Prasad Chaurasia's disciple after a stern test in 1972. During his service years Kamlesh got several opportunities to perform at official and informal functions. Kamlesh is currently a graded artist of vocal and flute with All India Radio (AIR) Allahabad. Music runs in the family. Kamlesh’s father was also an All India Radio artist at Allahabad. Post retirement Kamlesh lives with his spouse at Allahabad.

Kamlesh Tiwari performs a vocal and flute rendition of Vaishnav Jan To, a popular Bhajan by Gujarati poet Narsinh Mehta. The Bhajan was a must at most prayer meetings of Gandhiji.

This recording is one of many from Kamlesh's archives.


Both vocal & flute were soulfully rendered.

I have been lucky to see his live programme at Gorakhpur . He is exceedingly passionate about his hobby of flute playing and his melodious flute programme has enthralled and mesmerized every body. No other instrumental music is so powerful and soothing as flute playing.

Thnx dear Dushyant for your generous comments.

Great. It’s spiritual

Thnx dear Pande ji.

सर, प्रणाम. आपका गायन और बांसुरी वादन सुना । जहां पर गायन उच्च कोटि का है वहीं बांसुरी का लय अपनी पराकाष्ठा पर पहुंचता है । बांसुरी वादन मे तान को ऊंचाइयों पर ले जाकर फिर मोड़ देना , बहुत ही कर्णप्रिय है।

Thnx dear Arvind, for your hearty appreciation !

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