10th Samagana Mathanga National Award 2019-20

Padma Bhushan Pandit Vishwamohan Bhatt

Pandit Vishwamohan Bhatt is an incredible performer and a classical guitar virtuoso. He has been instrumental in taking the Indian Classical music to newer heights and popularise at the global platform.  His creation of Mohan Veena is one such milestone. 
Through his consummate skill in handling the instrument, the fluent and brilliant phrasing and articulation of bol-taans he has taken the ‘baaj’ or playing style to new frontiers.  His virtuosity of bringing the Tantrakari and Gayaki ‘ang’ on the western instrument is a testimony and continues to mesmerise millions across the world.