Lata Mangeshkar announces Master Dinanath Mangeshkar awards
24 April 2012 | where: Shanmukhanand Hall, Mumbai
Master Dinanath Mangeshkar Awards marks the honoring of new talent and the legends in the stream of Bollywood, Marathi Industry and Socialites. Dinanath Mangeshkar (December 29, 1900 - April 24, 1942) was a well-knownMarathi theatre actor, a renowned Natya Sangeet musician and an exceptionalHindustani classical vocalist. He was also popularly and reverentially addressed as Master Dinanath Mangeshkar. He is also the Father of well – known singers Lata Mangeshkar, Asha Bhosle, Usha Mangeshkar as well as composers Hridaynath Mangeshkar and Meena Khadikar. Dinanath Mangeshkar started taking singing and music lessons from Shri Baba Mashelkar at the age of five. He was also to become a disciple at Gwalior school. In his youth, he traveled to Bikaner and took formal training in classical music from Pt. Sukhdev Prasad of the Kirana Gharana. He joined the Kirloskar Sangeet Mandali and the Kirloskar Natak Mandali at the age of 11. Later, he left Kirloskar Mandali, and formed Balwant Mandali with his friends Chintamanrao Kolhatkar and Krishnarao Kolhapure. This new group had Gadkari's blessing, but shortly after the group was formed. Dinanath's good looks and melodious voice won him popularity on the Marathi theatre. So much so that the then giant of the Marathi stage, Bal Gandharva publicly declared that he would welcome the entry of Dinanath in his organization "by throwing a carpet of rupee coins under his feet". During the period of 1935, he produced 3 films, one of them being "Krishnarjun Yuddha". It was made in both Hindi and Marathi, and a song from it, sung by and filmed on Dinanath. Dinanath also studied Indian classical music under Ramkrishna Vaze. He also studied astrology. He was the first musician to openly defy the British Empire by performing and singing songs penned by Veer Savarkar in the presence of the British Viceroy, in Simla.