Vijay Ghate
Vijay Ghate performing in Bharat bhavan Bhopal September 2015
Vijay Ghate performing in Bharat bhavan Bhopal September 2015
Background information
Birth nameVijay
Born (1964-10-18) 18 October 1964 (age 59)
OriginJabalpur, Madhya Pradesh, India
GenresIndian classical music
Years active1990 onwards

Vijay Ghate (born 18 October 1964) is an Indian tabla player. He was awarded with "Padma Shri" award in 2014, the fourth highest civilian award by Government of India.[1]

Early life

Ghate was born in Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh.[2] He started learning his art at an early age of three in Jabalpur. He then moved to Mumbai, and learned for over twelve years under Taalyogi Pandit Suresh Talwalkar.[3]

Vijay Ghate Performing at Bharat Bhavan Bhopal 'Baadal Raag-13' September 2015


Vijay Ghate was personally chosen by Pandit Suresh Talwalker to play on his behalf in many concerts. Ghate accompanied Indian classical musicians, including Hariprasad Chaurasia,[4] Vilayat Khan, Pandit Jasraj, Kaushiki Chakrabarty, Shivkumar Sharma, Amjad Ali Khan, Shahid Parvez, and Vishwa Mohan Bhatt as well as Indian Classical Kathak dancers including Birju Maharaj and Nandkishore Kapote.[5]

Ghate also collaborated with jazz guitarist, Larry Coryell and saxophonist, George Brooks.[6]


Taalchakra is a music festival started by Vijay Ghate and few others. This festival provides a platform for young musicians to perform. Different artists from various genres of music perform at the festival.[7]


  1. ^ "'Padma Awards 2014'". 6 February 2014. Retrieved 18 September 2017.
  2. ^ Suhasini, Lalitha (13 February 2005). "Taal order". Retrieved 10 July 2013.
  3. ^ "US edition: A year of melody". 3 August 2000. Retrieved 10 July 2013.
  4. ^ "The Hindu : Musical conversation". 8 February 2004. Archived from the original on 22 June 2008. Retrieved 10 July 2013.((cite web)): CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)
  5. ^ "National Cultural Audiovisual Archives".
  6. ^ "Sangam wants to wash away 'promoted' music - The Times of India". The Times of India. 6 December 2003. Retrieved 10 July 2013.
  7. ^ "'Taalchakra is back for music lovers'". The Times of India. 24 January 2015. Retrieved 18 September 2017.