Mr. Mahraj Krishan Pandita is a prominent artist from Kashmir. He has
worked for Radio, Television and stage with reputed artists of Kashmir.
He has been trained by various gurus-
1. Shri. Prithvinath Raina from whom he has originally learned music.
2. Shri. T.K Jalali
3. Shri. Shambhunath Sopori
4. Janab Shujat Hussain Khan of Rampur Gharaana who influenced him for
5. Rameshwar Prasad Mishra of Banaras Gharaana.
His teachers at Delhi University
1. Dr. Ajit Singh Paintal of Kiraana Gharaana, his guide and guru who also
guided him for his M.Phil course.
2. Shri. L.K. Pandit of Gwalior Gharaana
3. Dr. Shatrughan Shukl
4. Shri. Wasan Thakaar whose style influenced him in developing his voice
Shri. Pran Krishan Koul has given him opportunities to perform for various
programmes such as Gaashtaruk and others.
Mr. P.N. Trisal who was the Programme Executive of Yuvani Radio Kashmir
encouraged him a lot. Mr. Pandita started singing from here.
He has performed for various music concerts in Delhi, Srinagar, Leh, Jaipur,
Allahabad, Muscat (Oman).
He has given solo concerts in reputed hotels in Oman namely, Ruwi Novotel,
Holiday Inn Muscat, Holiday Inn
Salalah, Intercontinental Hotel, Sheraton,
Mumtaz Mahal, Oasis, Al
Bustan Hotel and Crown Plaza.
And India namely, Oberai
Srinagar, Imperial Hotel New Delhi, Taj Hotel New Delhi, Vasanth
Intercontinental New Delhi.
Mr. Pandita has composed music for theatre in India and Oman. He has worked
under the banner of Indian Social Club, Muscat. He has performed in concerts
organised by reputed companies in India and Oman and for the Indian Embassy,
His compositions have been used for various programmes especially for Mr.
Krishan Langoo and Shri. Bhajan Sopori who have encouraged him a lot in his
He has also given solo concerts exclusively for
Kashmiri Pandit Biradiri
consisting of about 50 Kashmiri families. This had become a regular feature
under the name "M.K PANDITA NIGHT".
He has sung Kannada bhajans for Muscat Karnataka Sangha also giving music for
Kannada plays regularly.
He has composed Music for cassettes of Kashmiri Leelas sung by Mr. Rajinder
He is one of the recognized judges for
Indian Music Competitions
in Oman and has also judged many competitions organized by Indian Social Club
for all the regional associations of India.
In June 2004, Mr. Pandita recorded songs for Radio Kashmir and
Doordarshan Srinagar and
also performed in a concert organized by Radio Kashmir Srinagar. He also
recorded a solo album of Sai
Bhajans in Kashmiri by Ravimech Recording Company in Srinagar.
THIS BHAJAN HAS BEEN SUNG BY SHRI M.K.PANDITA AND COMPOSED BY M.A. BHAT