Ujwal Nagar

Hindustani Classical (vocals)

Ujwal Nagar is a Hindustani classical vocalist based in Delhi. He received his initial training in classical music from his mother, Guru Urmila Nagar, a renowned Kathak and Hindustani music exponent. He has also received intensive training from Lt. Ustad Bashir Ahmad Khan of Sikar and is also taking guidance from Pandit Sriram Umdekar and Pandit Somnath Mardur. He is a recipient of Sahitya Kala Parishad and Central Government Scholarship by Ministry of culture for his relentless pursuit for Hindustani classical music. Ujwal’s appealing voice texture and emotional inner connection while rendering ragas can be profoundly felt by listeners when he performs. His collaborative work with the group ‘Advaita’ as a lead classical singer has also been greatly appreciated by classical music connoisseurs as well as the world music listeners. As part of this Baithak series he will be performing a Hindustani classical solo set, exploring the world of Raagas through ‘Khyal Gaayaki’.