Born - 1922
Died - 2005
Achievements - An eminent Indian Hindustani classical music
stalwart, late Pt. Vishwanath Rao Ringe is credited for composing as
many as 2000 bandishs in about 200 ragas. Due to this reason, his name
was enlisted in the prestigious Limca Book of Records.
Born on 6 December 1922, Pt. Vishwanath Rao Ringe was a very eminent
Indian Hindustani classical Music vocalist cum composer, who hailed from
the Gwalior Gharana. Late Pt. Vishwanath Rao Ringe is credited for
composing as many as 2000 bandishs in about 200 ragas and because of
this, his name was enlisted in the prestigious Limca Book of Records. A
man with marvelous understanding and passion for music, he even penned a
number of books on this topic like Sangitanjali and Swaranjali.
Read on further about the biography of late Pt. Vishwanath Rao Ringe, who was
the student of late Pandit Krishnarao Pandit of the Gwalior musical
gharana. Vishwanath Rao Ringe was inclined towards music since childhood
and as such, began getting his musical training quite early. He went
through a rigorous training under the tutelage of Khyal Gayakee from the
Gwalior Gharana style. And in the year 1939, Pt. Vishwanath Rao Ringe
established a music school called Bhartiya Sangeet Kala Mandir.
Throughout his life history Pt. Vishwanath Rao Ringe composed over 2000
compositions in about 200 ragas and different taals like Ektal,
Deepchandi, Tritala, Tilwada, Chanchar, Dadra, Keharva, Jhaptala,
Ada-Choutal, Roopak and so on. Pt Ringe had made a Raga Hemashri, which
he recited at a programme of the All India Radio. Some of his
compositions include Bada Khyal, Chota Khyal, Chaturang, Tarana, Sadra,
Sargam, Tillana and Sur Sagar. Pt. Vishwanath Rao Ringe passed away at
the age of 83 at his residence in Indore, Madhya Pradesh.