The IIT Bombay Mumbai Alumni Chapter organized its annual classical concert, Varshastuti on August 24 at the PC Saxena Auditorium in IIT Bombay. This year, the stage was lit up by one of the most talented young-gen vocalists - Mrs. Yashaswi Sirpotdar. At Varshastuti, Mrs. Yashaswi Sirpotdar was accompanied by Shri. Tejovrush Joshi on tabla and Mr. Sidhhesh Bicholkar on harmonium.
Mrs. Yashaswi Sirpotdar received her initial training in Hindustani vocal music from her grandmother, Shrimati Kalavati Sathe. Further, she groomed her art under the tutelage of Shrimati Padma Talwalkar. Mrs. Sirpotdar has performed in many prestigious music festivals across the world. She has conducted lecture-demonstrations on various aspects of Hindustani music and has numerous recordings to her credit.
In recognition of her talent, she has received several awards including the Surashree Kesarbai Kerkar Scholarship from the National Centre for the Performing Arts, the Aditya Birla Kala Kiran Puraskar, the Rajahansa Puraskar, the Surmani Award and the Chhatra Gandharva Award. Shrimati Yashaswi Nilesh Sirpotdar was also awarded Ustad Bismillah Khan Yuva Puraskar of Sangeet Natak Akademi for the year 2016 for her notable talent in the field of Hindustani vocal music.
The event received great applause from the classical music enthusiasts amongst the students, faculty and other staff at IIT Bombay.