Rahul Deshpande (Marathi: राहूल देश्पांडे, born 1979) is an Indian classical music singer from Pune, India. He is the grandson of the well-known late Pandit Vasantrao Deshpande of Patiala Gharana. Rahul developed his interest in vocal music by studying the music of Pandit Kumar Gandharva. Initially, he sought guidance from Ushatai Chipalkatti and Pandit Kumar Gandharva’s son Mukul Shivputra. He further learned music under the tutelage of Pandit Gangadharbuva Pimpalkhare and Dr. Madhusudhan Patwardhan. He also learned playing tabla from Pandit Suresh Samant.
Rahul’s repertoire includes renditions from classical ragas to khayal, thumri, dadra, natyageet, bhajan, gazal and bhaavgeet. He feels that by binding oneself to one Gharana system limits an artist’s growth and thinking. There are many good styles different Gharanas have, which can be included in one’s singing in order to enrich it. Rahul has achieved prominence as a creative musical performer from an early age. Several eminent critics have noted the similarity between Rahul’s approach and that of his grandfather’s. Rahul’s performance at last year’s ‘Sawai Gandharva’ won much appreciation from his listeners.
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