Shri Madhukar N. Gurav

   Param-Shikhar academy of tabla

Shri Madhukar Gurav performing a Tabla solo concert with Pt Sudhir Kumar Saxena on the Harmonium.

If you did watch the above Youtube video of Shri Madhukar Gurav you probably realize what a formidable Tabla maestro he was! 

Shri Madhukar Gurav was one of the topmost disciples of Pt. Sudhir Kumar Saxena, the former longtime Head of the Music department at the Faculty of Performing Arts - Maharaja Sayajirao University in Baroda, Gujarat state in India. With his hard work along with his excellent attitude and nature, he quickly became one of his favourite disciples so much so that Pt. Saxena himself chose to refer to him as 'a pupul unforgettable' in his book 'The Art of Tabla Rhythm'.

Shri Gurav rose to great heights performing to international audiences as well as in his teaching career and eventually was appointed to the same post as his Guru as the Head of Department of Instruments at the M.S. University. He continued to perform and teach actively till his untimely passing on 9th July 2004.