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Born in a family with a musical tradition, Shashwati started learning music at a very tender age. She is the grand-daughter of Pt. Balabhau Umdekar, a court musician of the Gwalior State and an accomplished singer of the Gwalior Gharana. Initially Shashwati was trained by her mother Smt. Kamal Mandal and her uncle Shriram Umdekar, a well known sitarist. Later she got trained under veteran singer Pt. Balasaheb Poonchwale to master the nuances of Khayal and Tappa. Today she is one of the rare young generation artists, who has a good command on the subtle complexities of Tappa. Shashwati has performed at several prestigious music platforms and has been widely praised by critics and common listeners. An 'A' grade artist of All India Radio (AIR) and Doordarshan, she is also recipient of the title Sur Mani awarded by Sur Singar Mumbai and the Mani Mann fellowship awarded by Sanskriti foundation New Delhi. She was also nominated in the top ten Song Lines award by Songlines Magazine for her album 'Tappa Journey'.
Gifted with a mellifluous and sonorous voice, Jayateerth is following the footsteps and lineage of the Kirana Gharana. Jayateerth began training in classical music at a tender age under the guidance of
his mother. Later, for around 12 years, he was under the tutelage of Pt. Shripati Padegar, who was one of the foremost disciples of Bharat Ratna Pt. Bhimsen Joshi. Jayateerth has won many accolades and awards. In 2007, he received the 'Young Maestro' award from the President of India, Dr. Abdul Kalam. Some of the other important awards are the 'Pt. Jasraj Gourav Puraskar' received in 1995 by Mewati Gharana, Aditya Vikram Birla - 'Kala Kiran Puraskar 2009'.