(Dilruba was invented some 300 years ago by Guru Gobind Singh (10th Sikh Guru), who inspired it with Taus (an ancient and heavy instrument)
Hrishikesh Karmarkar Engineering 4th year student.
Started learning vocals firstly from mother .Took basic lessons from pt. Jayantji Indurkar, Formally started learning classical music vocal from Pt. Shubhasji Kashalkar. He is currently completing his Visharad Pratham varsha. He started practicing dilruba at home learning from YouTube videos , later he got the Guidance from Shri Shirishji Bhalerao( Radio staff artist) and currently learning dilruba solo from him.
He was first in Classical Music and Classical instrumental (Dilruba) in Nagpur university and represented Nagpur University in State level and Zonal Level for 2 times. He won 1st prize in Classical Instrumental (Dilruba) and 2nd prize in Classical vocal at Zonal level youth festival held at Gwalior
He Won 2nd prize at National Level Youth festival held at Noida in Classical Vocal category. Was among Top 15 contestants of Zee Sangeet Samrat for playing dilruba and got wide appreciation.