Jaya Manju Mirchandani
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Dinesh Mirchandani
Sindhi Kalaams by Jaya Manju Mirchandani - August 21, 2009

  Dinesh Mirchandani
J M MirchandaniDinesh Mirchandani comes from a family of gifted singers. He started singing at the age of 6, performing stage and private music shows. Born and brought up in Mumbai, Dinesh has won several national music awards in India.

His first TV performance in Bombay was at the age of 15, when he sang traditional Indian folk music. Since then, he has performed several times on Bombay Doordarshan and National Network Television in India. He has performed on stage with great playback singers like Mahendra Kapoor, Sudha Malhotra and Rajkumari.

Dinesh acquired his initial training in Hindustani Classical music from Pt. Govindprasad Jaipurwale in Bombay. With Panditji, he trained in ragas and taals and vocal enhancements. Next, under the guidance of Shri C. Laxmichand, Dinesh learned traditional folk Sufi kalams, Sindhi Ladas, Ghazals and Bhajans. He currently learns Hindustani Classical music under the guidance of his Guru, Smt. Tripti Mukherjee, who is a disciple of Pt. Jasraj.

Dinesh now lives in the US and has continued to pursue his passion of music. He has enthralled his audiences by singing pop music, ghazals, film music, bhajans and folk music in Hindi and Sindhi. Over the last decade, he has performed several shows in the US, including one at the State House in Rhode Island. He recently performed for the Tsunami Concert in New Jersey, where the audience could not resist joining him up on the stage and dancing to his foot-tapping numbers. Some of his recognitions have been the Logixzone USA Bollywood Talent King Award and the EBC Radio Music King Award on August 29th, 2003.

Dinesh truly believes that the art of singing can be acquired, but the thirst for learning music must come from the soul. He continues to perform shows nationally, including one recently in Las Vegas for the Sindhi Sammelan. It was here where he got the inspiration for his debut Sindhi album. His audience wanted to hear more Ladas and Sufi Kalams from him, and he promised them that he would oblige someway, someday. Damadum Mast Qalandar is a fulfillment of that promise.

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