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Indian American Shashikant Panat publishes Geet Mahabharat


By Vijay Patil, LOS ANGELES:- The book ‘Geet Mahabharat’ is written by Shri. Shashikant Panat of Thousand Oaks, California and was published in 2007. It is based on the various events in Mahabharat in the form of songs.

The book publication event was held in presence of veteran Marathi Poet, late Shri. Mangesh Padgoakar and Maharashtra’s former Chief Minister, Shri. Manohar Joshi in Mumbai. After this event, Panat received a call from Bharatratna Lata Mangeshkarji congratulating him on his special literary creation.

Lataji told Panat over phone, that almost 50-55 years after GeetRamayan, such literary poetry is being created by him and that too while he has been living in the USA for decades. Subsequently the 2nd edition of this book was published in 2016.

Gaurish Talwalkar of Ponda, Goa found the book Geet MahaBharat in the library and got motivated to tune all the songs with melodious musical rhythm. He presented an on stage live program in a Grand Opening ceremony with 900 audience in attendance with Goa Minister for Construction, Shri. Sudin Dhavalikar in 2016. So far, Talwalkar presented around two dozen live on-stage programs mostly in Goa and two in Pune.

With the blessings and feedback received from audience and suggestion from famous actress and singer Ketaki Mategaonkar, now the Geet Mahabharat is professionally recorded and will be presented on YouTube Channel a song per week under a company banner EuphoriArt.

Renowned singers like Suresh Wadkar, Shaunak Abhisheki, Hrishikesh Ranade, Raghunandan Palshikar, Ketaki & Suvarna Mategaonkar and more will be singing these songs.

The program narration will be done by famous Marathi actress Tejashri Pradhan.

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