Umakant Gundecha

Dhrupad Singer

Umakant Gundecha is the leading exponent of the Dhrupad style of music. He is among the most active performers in Indian and international circuits. He was conferred Padmashri in 2012 by the Govt. of India for his contribution in the field of Dhrupad and Indian Classical Music.

Born in Ujjain in Central India, he was initiated into music by his parents. He received conventional university education and learned the Dhrupad vocal art under the renowned Dhrupad vocalist Ustad Zia Fariduddin Dagar and also with Ustad Zia Mohiuddin Dagar (the distinguished performer of Rudra Veena) under guru shishya paramapara in Dhrupad Kendra Bhopal.