Shrimant Bhausaheb Rangari Ganpati Trust’s festival head, Punit Balan announces 2nd Online Mahotsav


Special program on the doyen of Hindustani Classical Music, Pandit Bhimsen Joshi to commemorate his centenary year

This is the second consecutive year that the Cultural programs of ShrimantBhausahebRangari Ganpati shall be shown online absolutely free for all viewers on their website

Bhaurangari Ganpati held the first of its kind online Ganpati Mahotsav that got a huge response for its debut year 2020 when the country was facing the first wave of Covid Pandemic. This year too, respecting the guidelines by the administration and considering the looming danger, the festival shall be online with some of the best talent in music coming together.

Addressing the Press Conference was Mr Punit Balan, the Festival Chief of the Trust. He announced a lineup of performances from 10th to 19th September 2021. Performing shall be famous singer Javed Ali, Rakesh Chaurasia, Pt Vijay Ghate, CharuduttAphale and special segment dedicated to Pt Bhimsen Joshi titled ‘SWARABHASKAR’.

ShrimantBhausahebRangari Ganpati has a history of 130 years. The first Public Ganpati of the country and it is this trust which decided to spread positivity with its first online Mahotsav in 2020. This year the new tradition continues.

The Press Conference was attended by President Sanjeev Jawale, ShrimantBhausahebRangari Ganpati Trust, Vice President BalasahebNikam, Festival Chief Punit Balan,  SecretaryDilipAdkar, Co-Secretary Milind Satav, treasurer Suraj Renuse and Vinod Satav

The lineup announced for the online festival will have Javed Ali and team performing hindi popular and nostalgic numbers, Pt Vijay Ghate will bring his musical troupe to perform ‘Beyound Bollywood’, Rang Maharashtrache which will showcase the culture and traditions of the state with songs and performances, Irshaad – poems by Sandeep Khare and Vaibhav Joshi , ‘Swarbhaskar’ dedicated to Pt Bhimsen Joshi shall have classical singers Pt Anand Bhate, Pt JayteerthMevundi, Pt RaghunandanPanshikar and Pt ShounakAbhishekhi , tribute to living legend HariprasadChaurasia titled ‘ Hari-Prasad’ performed by Pt Vijay Ghate, Rakesh Chaurasia, Amar Oak, Nilesh Deshpande and VaradKathapurkar , ‘Mehfil Unlocked’ performed by Priyanka Barve, Hrishikesh Ranade, VishwajeetBorwankar and Anandi Joshi and a fun segment titled ‘Rangari Katta’ which will have political leaders in a candid discussion.

Anchors Bhargavi Chirmulay, SwanandiTikekar and Milind Kulkarni shall be hosting segments.

The performances can be viewed at and is FREE for all.