Pt Shivkumars' Gurus
Guru Brahma, Guru Vishnu, Guru Devo Maheshwara. Guru Sakshath Parambrahma, Tasmai Shri Gurave Namaha. (tr: Guru is the creator Brahma, Guru is the preserver Vishnu, Guru is the destroyer Siva. Guru is directly the supreme spirit — I offer my salutations to this Guru.)
Shri Shivram and Smt. Lata
The first Guru in Music is his Father Shri Shivram and Mother Smt. Lata.
Shivkumars father is well known popular musical drama artist. Naturally gifted with a good voice he has directed several musical dramas in Goa. Spiritually highly blessed, his father is one of the founder members of Sant Samaj Sanguem - Goa one of the branch of Shri Padmanabha Sampradaya in Goa. He has always ancouraged young talented locals in Arts and Culture.Shri Shivram always been in social filds. Smt Lata has also acted in Musical Drama from childhood. actively participating in all the programmes of Sant Samaj Sanguem to preserve our cultural values.
Pandit Shri. Jaykrishna Bhatikar
Bhatikar is one of the most popular stage artist at his time
.because of his singing and acting too. acted in various musical dramas various roles. most popular role is krishna in saubhadra . his singing style is more influenced by bal gandharva one of the most popular artist from maharashtra. bhatikar is awarded by goa government and akhil bhartiya natya parishad for his talents in music and drama too.
Shri Brahmananda Swamiji
is spiritually highly blessed by Shri Brahmananda Swami of Tapobhoomi
- Goa. Gomantak Vibhushan Shri Swamiji always taught to make
all self confident with education and culture. he tryied to
make it possible to get Diksha Sanskar for the peoples from
lower cast too. and tryied to taught them Dev Wani - Sanskrit
Language too. always against the social difference swamiji build
the confidence in poor and neglected peoples to be self confident
to live with high glory. his peetham Tapobhoomi gives education
Vedas, Arts, Music, and all.
Pandit Shri Prabhakar Karekarji
Prabhakar Karekarji is a well known name in Hindustani Classical
Shivkumar has taken higher education from Shri Karekarji in Guru Shishya Parampara - by staying at his place only and offering seva to Guru.
PRABHAKAR KAREKAR is a very familiar figure on the concert scenes
of CLASSICAL MUSIC throughout India.
Born in Goa, PRABHAKAR KAREKAR left his native place at the tender age of fourteen in quest of music. Initiated into the fundamentals of classical music by ‘Late Pandit SURESH HALDANKAR’, he was later awarded National Scholarship by Government of India. Then followed his stint of discipleship under the very able guidance of the maestro ‘Late Pandit JITENDRA ABHISHEKI’. He also received extensive training from the famous exponent of the Gwalior and Agra gharanas ‘Late Pandit C.R. Vyas’. With his eclectic approach
‘Pt. KAREKAR’ has imbibed the essence of the various schools of music, formed a style of his own and left its indelible imprints on the minds of his listeners.
He has regaled the ‘Rasikas’ at all the music festivals held in India with his mellifluous voice, his matured rendering of the ‘Khayal’ as well as the emotional singing of Thumris, Dadras, Bhajans and Natya-Sangeets appeal to the connoisseurs and the common Rasikas alike.
Pt. Prabhakar Karekar is ‘Top grade’ All India Radio artiste. He has participated in many Radio Sangeet Sammelan and National programs at various centers in India.
Many reputed Indian Companies like Times Music, Sony Music, India Today Group, BMG Creserando, H.M.V. Saregama, Sagrika, Venus have recorded his mellifluous voice for posterity. He has also to his credit many audio cassettes and compact discs made in U.S.A., U.K., AUSTRALIA.
A vocalist groomed in the North Indian Style, he has earned a name for himself abroad too and has made several concert tours of U.S.A., U.K., Italy, AUSTRALIA, New Zealand and Gulf Countries like Dubai, Doha, Bahrain, Kuwait.