Ghanshyam Vaswani Biography
Singer – Music Composer – Gazal Samrat – Indian Classical Music
Unlike the most Sindhi of early partition era, famous Sindhi Singer Ghanshyam Vaswani is highly educated but still being in the field of his education he preferred to be in the field of Music and Gazal Singing and achieving the name and fame has proved characteristic heritage of Sindhi community of working hard for reaching to best available position.
Born on 24 August 1954 at Mumbai, Maharashtra Ghanshyam went on acquire degrees of B.Sc., L.L.B., D.M.M. but as since the childhood he was finding soul satisfying experience with music and sufi songs as father Santdas Vaswani was a renowned Sindhi singer and was first to teach him. He also got training of classical music initially from Ustad Aftab Ahmed Khan and Pandit Ajay Pohankar and kept on learning lessons from the Dr. Sushila Pohankar and Pandit Rajaram Shukla. Ghanshyam is said to be fortunate and his soft silky voice expressions of Sufi lyrics has impressed famous Gazal maestro Jagjitsingh to such great extent that Gazal Samart become Mentor of this young Sindhi Singer and Music composer.
Ghanshyam has presented many performances of his singing skills in the country and abroad including one at Sindhi Sammelans held in U.S.A. beside that he has presented many at Dubai, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Bankak, Japan and even in South Africa.
Besides the singing he also kept on composing music, this might be the unique success for him that his mentor Jagjitsingh has sung for his music album Forget Me Not, released by renowned musical company T – Series. This was the ever first occasion that Gazal Samart Jagjitsingh has sung a complete album of any individual composer. His first composition title song of TV serial Abhinetry was sung by great Asha Bhosale, during this time Ghanshyam was hot favorite of producers of TV serials and also sung for many of serials such as Kanhan Gaye Who Log, Ramaya, Manoranjan and Circus etc.
His musical career started with TV serials like Mehfil, Aarohi, Sugam Sangeet, Madhurima, Sham-e- Gazal and Gazal Ke Saye etc. He also performed playback singing for many Hindi films of bollywood (a few of them are Satwan Asman, Ankush and Kalka) and Sindhi Films like Hal T Bhaji Halun, Ker Kahinjo and Ammi Ya Yammi but he felt that musical concerts and Sindhi program more satisfying as there was more direct interaction with audiences.
Ghanshyam Vaswani is one of the prominent artists of Aakashwani and Doordarshan and has performed live in many programs of Gazal, Bhazans and Sindhi Music. Destiny has also favored him as he is married with Meenakshi, a famous a famous playback singer and helping Ghanshyam for success of his musical concerts. The couple is blessed with talented daughter singer Shilpa and established key board player and music arranger son Gaurav.
Ghanshyam Vaswani is associated with many popular and highly successful Sindhi dance ballet and music drama such as Sindh Muhanji Amma, Amma Jo Pengo and Asen Bi Kuchh Aahiyun etc.
Felicitation and Awards
Ghanshyam Vaswani has been felicitated by many Panchayat, Sindhi associations and several social and cultural organizations of Sindhi community. He also bagged a few awards like
Gold Medal 1993 at Jaipur by Justice Indersen Israni in 1995 at Mumbai by Pt. Prakash Bharadwaj and in 1999 he was honored with a trophy in memory of Bhagwanti Navani given by popular Sindhi publication Murk at Mumbai.