His performance was held at the All India
Music Conference in Baroda in the year 1941. Here he was
blessed by Khansaheb Faiyaz Khansaab, who was an artist
at the Baroda Darbar.
At the tender age of 15, Pandharinathji gave his first
performance on Bombay Station All India Radio (A.I.R). He
hasnt looked back ever since. He continued his tutelage
under the guidance of Prof. B. R. Deodharji, A towering
personality of his time and Pandit Kumar Gandharva.
Pt. Pandharinath has authored three books:
First one being a vivid commentary on the life of his guru
Pt. Kumar Gandharva titled "Gan yogi Shiv Putra".
Second book is a vivid account on his own life ,dedicated
to his late wife Smt. Nirupama Kolhapure , titled- "Shubd
Suranche Bol Rudra Veeneche"
His third and very recent book on Niyamat Khan - Sadarang
the very renowned 18th century singer and the creator of
Khyal Gayki. This book also contains a CD of Niyamat Khan
bandish sung in Panditjis own voice along with Dr. Satyashil
Deshpande and Srikant Dokrikar (Panditjis student)
He is a member of Akhil Bharatiya Gandharva Mahavidyalaya
and the Samvad Foundation.
Today Panditji proudly owns a 114 year old Veena passed
on to him by his father which originally belonged to Murad
Khan Saab . He continues teaching, doing riyaaz and runs
a trust called Veena Vardayani founded in the year 2000.
Through the trust he was able to achieve the unachievable
of convincing Mumbai university to incorporate Diploma in
Veena. This was started in April 2009. He was able to tutor
students through this trust, those students are now independently
doing performances. These are just a few of his proud achievements
and he still continues to strive hard at the age of 84 and
He lives in Mumbai and has 3 daughters Shivangi ,Padmini
and Tejaswini .his son in laws Shakti kapoor ,Pradeep Sharma
and Pankaj saraswat and his grand children -Siddhanth and
Shraddha Kapoor, Priyank Sharma.