About Devendra Murdeshwar: Musician, Flautist (1923 - 2000) | Biography, Facts, Career, Life
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Devendra Murdeshwar

Devendra Murdeshwar

Devendra Murdeshwar
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Was Musician Flautist
Field Music
Gender male
Birth 1923
Death 2000 (aged 77 years)
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Devendra Murdeshwar (19 September 1923 – 29 January 2000) was an Indian bansuri flutist.

Early life

Murdeshwar was born in 1923 in a Brahmin family in Masur in the Mysore State in Karnataka. His father played the violin, tabla and the bansuri flute as a hobby. Devendra first also learned flute and tabla before shifting to the flute.


He had an early interest in music. In 1941 he went to Bombay to study under Pannalal Ghosh. He was a staff artist at All India Radio Delhi. Through his work he came in contact with musicians such as Allauddin Khan, Omkarnath Thakur, Mallikarjun Mansur and Bade Ghulam Ali Khan. Along with Pannalal Ghosh he was one of India's leading flutists in the 20th century.


Murdeshwar died on 29 January 2000 from a heart attack aged 77.

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