Promoters & Preservers of Sindhyat

Promoters & Preservers of Sindhyat

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Mahesh  Chander

Name Mahesh  Chander
Date of Birth : Tharu shah, Dist: Nawabshah
Sind (Pakistan)
Place of Birth : 3.9.1942
Academic Attainments          : Inter Arts
Permanent Residential
: 25/2, Shivaji Park,
Mumbai 400 028

Telephone Nos. : (R) 91-22-2445 6476

Significant Literary Achievements/ Contributions :

First H.M.V. Disc in Sindhi was released in 1965.  Under 12 years contract with H.M.V.,  Mahesh recorded number of Sindhi songs,  which have become very popular.   From 1977 onwards, IBH, Movac, Tips and Magna Sound music companies have released several Discs & Cassettes of Sindhi Songs & Urdu Ghazals sung by Mahesh.  

Recognition By Way Of Award/ Honours :

In 1976 Sur Singar Sansad honoured him at the Shab-e-Ghazal programme.  In 1992,  Sahyog Foundation awarded him a Trophy for Excellence in Music.  In 1993 TIPS presented him Bhagwanti Navani Award. In 1995, Sindhi International Panchayat awarded him Trophy.  In 1998 Suvidha Foundation presented him  Gurav Puraskar.   He had the honour of composing music for the Prime Minster, Atal Behari Vajpayee’s poems ‘Geet Naya Gata Hun’ in HMV Album, for which he received PM’s audience & blessings at New Delhi in 2000.  Again in September 2000, when Shri Atalji visited New York and at the function organised by Bhartiya Vidya Bhavan, he presented especially composed rendering Hum Jung Na Hone Denge,  he received personal appreciation from the Prime Minister.  Again in 2000 Akhil Bharat Sindhi Boli Ain Sahit Sabha also presented him with an Award at Jaipur for distinguished service to Sindhi music.

Additional Information :

Mahesh Chander, a versatile and well known singer & composer was trained by his father, late Master Chander and other stalwarts.  Mahesh started performing at an early age.  Apart from his popularity in his Sindhi renderings of Kalams & Geets, he has acquired mastery in singing Ghazals, both in Urdu & Sindhi. He is known to be the Singer with Velvet Voice.

Finale :

Truly called a chip of the old block, Mahesh Chander learnt his first lesson in music from his legendary & illustreous father.  Ghazal singing has been his forte, which he does with rare depth and spirit.  Among very few Sindhi singers, who are at ease in both, Sindhi & Urdu songs, Mahesh has also sung some memorable songs in Hindi films.

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