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Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Shrinivas Khale, Indian composer, died he was 85.

Shrinivas Vinayak Khale, also known as Khale Kaka, was an Indian composer/music director from Maharashtra, India died he was 85.. He was one of the most respected artists in the Marathi music industry for over six decades. He was the recipient of Padma Bhushan award in 2010
(30 April 1926 – 2 September 2011)


Khale Kaka's compositions include numerous song in five languages – Marathi, Hindi, Bengali, Gujarati and Sanskrit. He recorded 141 poems and composed music for six Marathi films (Yanda Kartavya Ahe-1956, Bolki Bahauli-1961, Palsala Pane Teen-year not known, Jivhala-1968, Porki-1970, and Sobati-1971 ; A film Laxmi Pujan-1952 was never released). He also provided music to theatrical plays Paanigrahan, Vidushak and Devache paay during his stint in Akashwani, Mumbai.[2]
Kaka worked with many artists in the industry, including Lata Mangeshkar, Asha Bhosale, Usha Mangeshkar, Suman Kalyanpur, Sulochana Chavan, Shobha Gurtu, Kavita Krishnamurthy, Veena Shahastrabuddhe, Devki Pandit, Madhurani, Pandit Bhimsen Joshi, Panditt Vasantrao Deshpande, Pandit Ulhas Kashalkar, Sadhana Sargam, Dr. Balamurali Krishnan, Talat Mahmood, Hridaynath Mangeshkar, Manna Dey, Bhupender Singh, Mahendra Kapoor, Suresh Wadkar, Arun Date and more. He had also worked with his daughters and other young artists for balgeete (songs for kids) in his stint.
Kaka was also the only musician to bring along two Bharat Ratna recipient singers, Lata Mangeshkar and Pandit Bhimsen Joshi for a Hindi bhajan (devotional song) album Ram Shyam Gun Gaan.[3] His last album "Nath Maza Mi Nathancha" was released in September 2009 which includes Abhangas and Bhaktigeetas by Saint Krishnadas.[4]


Khale's family origins are from a village called Parali in Kokan-Raigad zilla, Maharashtra, India. His father was Vinayak Kashinath Khale, and mother was Laxmi Vinayak Khale. His elder brother, Kashinath Khale, influenced his choice of a career in music.[2]


His family moved to Baroda, where Khale began his music lessons with Kanchanlal, a Gujrati music teacher. He continued then with Pt. Bansilal Bharati, Gulam Rasool, Aftaab e Mousiqui Faiyaaz Khan Sahab, Ustad Atta Hussainkhan and then Pt. Madhusudan Joshi. It was from the latter two that he learned the Agra gharana gayaki.
He began his journey as a music director for All India Radio (AIR) in 1945. He went on his first Gujarati recording of Talat Mahmood in Gramaphone Company India Limited in 1950.
He had left home to pursue his career in music from Baroda. In 1970 Shrinivas Khale - Ek Sankalan by Mauj Publishers was released for completing 25 years as a successful music director. He was profiled in Who's Who London (1978), Voice of America (1988), Radio Sydney, Australia (2000). In 2009 Datta Marulkar wrote a book Antaryami Surr Gavasala about Khale.


  • (2011) Hridayesh Arts by Shri. Sushil Kumar Shinde
  • (2010) Shankaracharya, Sawan Kumar Tak (director), Governor of Maharashtra K. Shankarnarayanan at Raj Bhavan, Mumbai
  • (2010) BK Bhagat Pratishthan members of Thane
  • (2008) Mr. Kumar Ketkar, chief editor of Loksatta (marathi newspaper) and Hridayesh Arts
  • (2006) Dainik Lokmat by Mr Vilasrao Deshmukh
  • (2005) Ram Gabale (marathi film director)
  • (2005) Hridayesh Arts by Bharat Ratna Gansamradni Lata Mangeshkar
  • (2000) Atharva Pratishthan by Shiv Sena Pramukh Shri Balasaheb Thakrey
  • (1995) Suvarna Tabakadi / Golden Disc by Shri Naushad Ali through Hridayesh Arts
  • (1993) Shrimati Lata Mangeshkar Puraskar from Governor of Maharashtra P.C.Alexander at Raj Bhavan, Mumbai
  • (1991) Swaryatri Samaj Gaurav by Guruprathistan Mumbai on Doordarshan


  • (2010) Padma Bhushan Awards (2010–2019)[5]
  • (2010) Big Marathi Music Award for "Best Music Director"[6][7]
  • (2009) Sarva Shreshtha Puraskar
  • (2008) Swarna Ratna Puraskar and Music Director Datta Davjekar Puraskar
  • (2007) Sangeet Ratna Puraskar
  • (2007) Worldspace honour for outstanding contribution to Marathi music as Composer
  • (2006) Jeevan Gaurav Puraskar
  • (2003) Dadasaheb Phalke Trust Award
  • (2003) Samanvay Pratishthan Puraskar, Sudhir Phadke Puraskar, Bal Gandharva Puraskar
  • (2000) Mahalaxmi Puraskar
  • (1995) Golden Disc for completing 50 years in field of music
  • (1993) Lata Mangeshkar Award
  • (1970) Sur Sringar Puraskar

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