PANDURANG TORAVI, tabla player
Pandurang Toravi was born in a family of musicians in Dharwad, Karnataka. He has started playing Tabla at the age of 8 years. Initially he learnt from Shri Rajaguru Kallurkar and then pursued rigorous training under legend Tabla player Pt.Basavaraj Bendigeri of Dharwad for nearly 10 years.
Pandurang is a graded artist of All India Radio.
He has accompanied Hindustani musicians including Pt Vinayak Torvi, Pt Venkatesh Kumar, Ustad Rais Khan, Pt Sri Krishna Haldankar, and many others. He has been teaching Tabla to many aspiring students in Melbourne.