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Doordarshan's Naad Bhed-The Mystery of Sound to be featured in Limca Book of Records

Jul 24, 2014 12:38 IST

The classical music reality show of Doordarshan Naad Bhed-The Mystery of Sound will be featured in Limca Book of Records. This was revealed through a statement issued by Doordarshan on 21 July 2014.

The reality show will be featured under Television Chapter in Limca Book of Records for being the first ever National level reality show on Classical Music.

About Naad Bhed - the Mystery of Sound

Naad Bhed – the Mystery of Sound, a national-level classical music reality show, aims at promoting and popularising Indian classical music and rewarding the best young practitioners of classical music.

The central idea of the show was to earn respect for the rich Indian heritage of classical music.

Naad Bhed was produced by the Doordarshan and an NGO,the Society for the Promotion of Indian Classical Music And Culture Amongst Youth (SPIC MACAY).

The show kickstarted in August 2013 through regional rounds of competition at DDs 20 regional centres. While Hindustani music contestants were judged at Sangeet Research Academy, Kolkata and Carnatic music contestants were judged at Madras Music Academy, Chennai. The final of the reality show was held in Mumbai.

It included great maestros of Indian classical music as probable judges, like Us Amjad Ali Khan, T N Krishnan, Pt. Shiv Kumar Sharma, Begum Parween Sultana, Vidwan T V Shankarnaraynan, Pt. Hariprasad Chaurasia and R K Srikantan.

Six categories of award in each Carnatic and Hindustani classical music

  • M S Subbulakshmi Yuva Puraskar (Carnatic Vocal)
  • Vidwan Sheikh Chinna Moulana Yuva Puraskar (Carnatic Instrumental)
  • Vidwan Palghat Mani Iyer Yuva Puraskar (Carnatic accompanist)
  • Bhimsen Joshi Yuva Puraskar (Hindustani vocal)
  • Ravi Shankar Yuva Puraskar (Hindustani instrumental)
  • Ustad Alla Rakha Yuva Puraskar (Hindustani accompanist)

The winner in each category of the Hindustani and Carnatic will receive 3 lakh rupees each as cash award and the mega winner across these two categories a further 7 lakh rupees.

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