S.N. RATANJANKAR Biography - Famous Poets and dancers


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Pandit Shrikrishna Narayan Ratanjankar was an able and talented singer as well as an excellent and experienced music teacher. his songs were disciplined and entertaining. His singing style was classical and without any mistake.


Ratanjankar was born on December 31, 18 90 in Bombay . He learnt music from the famous Pndit Vishnu Narayan Bhatkhande and Ustad faiouz Khan. In 1926, he did graduation from Bombay University . Later he became the Principal of Bhatkande Sangeet Vidyapeeth and held this post till 1928.


He was a singer of Dhrupad and Khayaal of Agra Gharana. He wrote many books related to music that included ‘Taan Sangrah’, ‘Sangeet Shiksha’, ‘Abhinava Geet Majnani’. In 1957, he was honoured with the title of Bhushan by the Indian government for his contribution to art and culture. In 1963, he was chosen a fellow of Sangeet Natak Academy . He died on February 14, 1974 .