Pt. Shri Tej Krishen Jalali
A noted classical vocalist, violinist and music director.
in Indian Classical Vocal music from Jiwaji University Gwalior with 1st
class 1st position in 1968.
Traditional Gwalior Gharana, An acclaimed Guru, performing artist and composer.
Trained by great masters viz Pandit Chidanand Nagarkar at Mumbai and Pandit
Balasahib Poochwale of Gwalior for over 10 years.
Principal Institute of Music and Fine Arts Srinagar and Jammu, the two premier
art institutions of the state for over 25 years.
Dean Faculty of Music and Fine Arts and member of Academic Council in the
Universities of Kashmir and Jammu for well over a decade. Was instrumental in
getting the Faculty of Music and Fine Arts instituted in University of Kashmir
an expert on several panels for recruitment of Staff Artiste and Composers in
Radio/Doordarshan and Lecturers/Professors in various statutory universities of
Functioned as a
member of Audition Committee, in All India Radio Srinagar and Jammu and also as
a member Programme Advisory Committee of All India Radio Srinagar during 1986-88
for various stage operas, musical concerts, title songs, radio features, and
numerous Radio and Television programmes for more than four decades, featuring
songs in Kashmiri, Hindi, Urdu, Gogri, Sanskrit and Dogri Languages.
performing Artistes of J & K state, prominent amongst them being Arti Tiku Kaul,
Archana Jalali Tikoo, M.K Raina, Maharaj Krishan Pandita, Dalip Langoo, Kamlesh
Handoo, Dost Mohammad Khan, Chetna Kaul of Srinagar and Kalpana Kesar, Jasmeet
Kaur, Chinmay Sharma, Roshni Shamnotra, Shruti Kapoor, Neha Kapoor, Navin Sharma
of Jammu. Prominent Singers Kailash Mehra, Shamim Dev Azad. Ghulam Nabi Sheikh,
Sunaina Kaul and Kiran Kaul also benefitted a great deal in polishing their
musical skills during their long association with the acclaimed Guru/Composer.
Recorded an E.P
disc as Composer, in Calcutta in 1978, featuring Shamim Dev Azad, an acclaimed
singer of J&K State.
for hit Kashmiri number “Katyu chuk nund bane” sung by internationally famous
singer Runa Laila of Bangladesh.
for Album”Mani Kaamna” sponsored by Kashmiri Overseas Association of USA in late
ninetees. The album, a collection of Kashmiri devotional songs featured
prominent singers Arti Tiku Kaul and Archana Jalali Tikoo.
for nationally acclaimed TV serial “Kashmir File” a current affairs programme
laying a great emphasis on the rich cultural heritage of Kashmir, produced by
nationally acclaimed film maker Pt Arun Kaul for Vyeth Television which ran for
about 2 years on DD National, DD International and DD CNN.
for Albums “Ethnic Music of Kashmir” Vol 1&2 produced by Vyeth Television New
Delhi containing popular melodies featured in the weekly serial “Kashmir File”.
State in various Interstate cultural exchanges programmed at Delhi, Patna,
Lucknow, Hydrabad and West Bengal. Composed and directed all music concerts
during these programmes which were witnessed among others by the Chief Ministers
of these states and Prime Minister and President of the country.
Led a cultural
delegation of the state of J&K to Venezuela, Trinidad & Tobago, West Indies and
U.S.A in 1983 sponsored by Indian Council for Cultural Relations and Trade Fair
Authority in India. Composed and directed all the musical concerts during the
tour witnessed among others by the Presidents of Venezuela, Trinidad and other
dignitaries in the U.S.A.
the Album “Soz-e-Dil” a collection of Kashmiri Sufi melodies featuring Archana
Jalali Tikoo, an acclaimed singer in 2007.
devoting major time and attention in training young budding Vocalists in
Hindustani Classical music in tradional “Guru Shishya Parampara” at Jammu in
order to give a boost to the dying popularity of this great art form of the
Courtesy: Dalip Langoo