Mukund has been performing Dhrupad under the guidance of Padma Shri Gundecha Brothers (www.dhrupad.org), world’s most renowned exponents of Dhrupad today from Dagar Gharana. He received his formal education in Hindustani music from Sangeet Mahavidyalaya, Bhubaneshwar. During this time, he received personal guidance and advanced training from Guru Shri Bijayananda Nayak (Gwalior Gharana) . After his B. Mus., he moved to Mumbai University to complete his M. Mus. and spent 3 years with the world renowned Guru, “Rasadas“ Pt. Arun Kashalkar (Agra Gharana). Mukund has had the opportunity to demonstrate his unique musical versatility by blending a variety of musical styles including Dhrupad, Agra Gharana and Gwalior Gharana. Born in a family with strong musical background, Mukund was introduced to music at a very tender age; He received his initial musical education in the Kirtan style of music from his father, renowned Kirtankar and Khol (Bengali folk) Vadak, Late Shri Hem Chandra Sahoo. In his childhood, He also learnt classical from Shri Jhadeshwar Senapati, Shri Sunrendra Maiti and Shri Ramesh Maiti.

Professional Qualification in Music :-

  • In 2008 he has completed Intermediate of Arts (+1), CHSE Odisha, 1st class from Utkal Sangeet Mahavidyalay.
  • In 2011 he has completed Bachelor of Music in Hindustani Vocal (B.Mus), 1st class from Utkal Sangeet Mahavidyalay.
  • He has done Master of Music in Hindustani Vocal (M.Mus), 1st class from University Of Mumbai in 2013.

Notable Performance :-

Mukund has had the opportunity to perform solo on many prominent stages including.

  • Dhrupad Mela, Varanasi, UP – 2018
  • Dhrupad Utsav, Chennai – 2018
  • Vasant Rao Ghorparkar Music Festival, Satara, Maharashtra – 2017
  • International Day of Dhrupad, Bhopal: 2017
  • Smaran Dhrupad Festival, Bhopal: 2017
  • Dadar Matunga Cultural Center, Mumbai: 2017
  • Sharada Sangeet Vidyalay, Mumbai: 2017
  • Maha Ganapati Utsav, Kantilal Foundation, New Mumbai: 2016, 2017
  • Dhrupad/Dhamar Workshop on University of Mumbai, Mumbai: 2017
  • Smaran Dhrupad Festival, Bhopal: 2016
  • Workshop in Mumbai University, Department of Music, Mumbai: 2016
  • Sangeet Chintan – Azad Youth Association 25th anniversary, Odisha: 2015
  • Dhrupad Samaroha, Pune: 2015
  • Ramkrishna Mission, Lucknow: 2015
  • Chitrakut Music & Dance Festival, MP: 2015
  • Badal Rag Festival, Bhopal: 2015
  • Swara Archana Gurupurnima Mohatsav, Mumbai: 2011,2012, 2014
  • Sangeet Bharati Monthly programme, Bhubaneswar: 2008, 2009, 2010, 2014
  • University of Mumbai Annual Function, Mumbai:2012, 2013
  • University Exchange Program, Patiyala, Punjab: 2011
  • Sangeetayana, Bhubaneswar, Odisha: 2009,2010
  • Vyasa Mahotsav, Bhubaneswar, Odisha:2008,2009,2010

Mukund has also performed as a Vocal Accompanist on many prominent stages

  • Padma Shri Gundecha Brothers, NCPA Morning Ragas – Mumbai, 2015
  • Padma Shri Gundecha Brothers, Puttaraj Gawai Samman – Bhopal, 2014
  • Padma Shri Gundecha Brothers, Smaran – Bangalore, 2015
  • Padma Shri Gundecha Brothers, Sri M Birth Anniversary-MP, 2015
  • Pandit Arun Kashalkar, Agra Gharana Mahotsav – Bhopal, 2015
  • Padma Shri Gundecha Brothers, Dhrupad Mela, Varanasi – 2018
  • Padma Shri Gundecha Brothers, Sangeet Sahitya Utsav, UP – 2018

Other Projects :-

Mukund has also worked as composer and lead musician in prominent theatre groups including Late Shri Habib Tanvir’s group and Smt. Lata Munshi ji’s Classical Dance group.

  • Album’s Devi Prayer Collaborated with Jaya Julie From Spain, Released in Spain: 2017
  •  Naya Theatre,Shahid Bhavan, Bhopal: 2013
  •  Yaman Academy of Fine Arts, Chitrakut, MP: 2015
  •  Naya Theatre,Ravindra Bhavan, Bhopal: 2016
  •  Yaman Academy of Fine Arts, Ujjain, MP: 2016
  • Performed duet with dhrupad music and flamenco dance with world renowned flamenco dancer MARISOL VALDERRAMA GUERRERO