Raghunath Seth

  • Birth Name Raghunath Seth
  • Born 14-04-1905
  • Occupation Artist
  • Year Active Not Defined
  • Origin Gwalior, India
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    Career beginnings

    Pandit Raghunath Seth is a noted Indian exponent of Hindustani classical music through the medium of Bansuri,or bamboo flute;he is also a noted film score composer.He has received Sangeet Natak Akademi Award in 1994, given by Sangeet Natak Akademi,India's National Academy for Music, Dance and Drama and many more felicitations.He has performed Indian Classical Music around the world,in the US he has played on many occasions with American flautist Steve Gorn.Born in Gwalior,he received his early training from eminent musicologist Dr.S.N.Ratanjankar and principal of Bhatkhande Music Institute (Bhatkande Sangeet Sansthan) in Lucknow. Later at the age of 19 he moved to Mumbai,where he learnt under Pandit Pannalal Ghosh of Maihar gharana.Pandit Raghunath Seth is a famous Music Director too. He has scored music for many feature films like Yeh Nazdikiyan,Damul (1985),Phir Bhi and Mrityudand (1997),malayalam movie Aranyakam and also for around 2000 documentary films.He has made many breakthroughs in the technique of flute making and playing. He is well known for adding a bamboo key to his bansuri that makes previously impossible phrases such as the meend between Ma and Pa easily playable. He also has added an 8th hole which allows him to extend the range of his instrument further into the lower register.As a guru,he has produced many fine disciples including Sunil Kant Gupta,Vivek Prakash,Steve Gorn,Joshua Geisler,Chetan Joshi and Chris Hinze.

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    • Sangeet Natak Akademi Award

      Sangeet Natak Akademi Award -1994
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