T he 28th Gururao Deshpande Rashtriya Sangeet Mahotsav – All Night Mehfil is being organised on January 22, at the Indian Institute of Science Gymkhana, Bengaluru to mark the event of “Guru Gandharv – 2011”.

The performing artistes are Tejendra Majumdar on the sarod, Vinayak Torvi, Shantanu Bhattacharya and Kaivalya Kumar on vocals, and D. Balakrishna on the Carnatic veena.

M. Balamuralikrishna, the renowned Carnatic music maestro will be conferred upon the “Gururao Deshpande Rashtriya Sangeet Puraskar” with the title “Guru Gandharv for 2011”.

He is endowed with the ability of being an accomplished instrumentalist in addition to being a vocalist.