Chhannulal Mishra
Live performance in Pune on 17 July 2009
Live performance in Pune on 17 July 2009
Background information
Born (1936-08-03) 3 August 1936 (age 87)
OriginHariharpur, Azamgarh district, Uttar Pradesh, India
GenresHindustani classical music, Thumri
Years active1960–present

Pandit Chhannulal Mishra (born 3 August 1936) is a celebrated Hindustani classical singer from Banaras, a noted exponent of the Kirana gharana (school)[1][2][3] of the Hindustani classical music and especially the Khayal and the 'Purab Ang' – Thumri.

He has won 'Shiromani Award' of Sur Singar Sansad, Bombay; Uttar Pradesh Sangeet Natak Akademi Award; Naushad Award of U.P. Govt; Yash Bharti Award of U.P; Sangeet Natak Academy fellowship by Government of India[4] and the Bihar Sangeet Shiromani Award.[5][6] He was awarded the Padma Bhushan, India's third highest civilian honour, on 25 January 2010.[7] He was awarded the Padma Vibhushan India's second highest civilian award in 2020.[8][9]

Personal Life

Mishra ji is the son-in law of the late Pt Anokhelal Mishra.


Mishra was born on 3 August 1936 in Hariharpur, Azamgarh district of Uttar Pradesh, in the home of Badri Prasad Mishra. He first learnt music with his father, Badri Prasad Mishra, and was then educated by 'Ustad Abdul Ghani Khan' of the Kirana gharana.[10] He was trained thereafter by Thakur Jaidev Singh. [citation needed]


Audio releases

Bollywood songs


  1. ^ Kirana Archived 20 August 2008 at the Wayback Machine Gharana at
  2. ^ Pandit Chhannulal Mishra performs..[usurped] The Hindu, 18 February 2005.
  3. ^ Ganapathy, T. K. (23 February 2012). "Spirited show by veterans". The Hindu. Chennai, India.
  4. ^ Sangeet Natak Akademi Sangeet Natak Akademi
  5. ^ Artists Pandit Chhannulal Mishra at WOMEX.
  6. ^ Artist details Archived 15 March 2008 at the Wayback Machine Channulal Mishra at
  7. ^ "This Year's Padma Awards announced" (Press release). Ministry of Home Affairs. 25 January 2010. Retrieved 25 January 2010.
  8. ^ Singh, Binay (25 January 2020). "Varanasi: Pt. Chhannulal Mishra gets Padma Vibhushan Award". The Times of India. Retrieved 26 January 2020.
  9. ^ "Ministry of Home Affairs" (PDF). Retrieved 25 January 2020.
  10. ^ The heart of Varanasi Archived 4 November 2006 at the Wayback Machine The Hindu, 7 June 2005.