Indian music expert dies in Auckland

MICHAEL FIELD
Last updated 10:03 24/07/2014

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One of India's leading music experts has died in Auckland, Indian media report.

Mohan Nadkarni, 91, had lived in New Zealand for the last eight years with family who had emigrated. He is reported to have died this week.

News channel NDTV said Nadkarni was the music critic of the Times of India for more than five decades and had reviewed thousands of concerts and singers between 1948 and 2000.

It said he was an authoritative writer, music columnist, and a respected music critic and had lectured extensively on Hindustani music.

He authored more than 4000 articles and critiques on Hindustani music and had reviewed the earliest concerts of later legends, including Ravi Shankar and Zakir Hussain.

When he moved to New Zealand, he donated his entire music collection comprising of thousands of articles, rare photographers, about 1200 LPs and other records, and thousands of music-cassettes, to the SNDT University's Department of Music, in Pune which set up a music library named after him.

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