Pandit V.G.Jog

Vishnu Govind Jog (b.1922) is an established violinist whose name is synonymous with the violin genre in Hindustani classical. His recitals are known for their dignity and crispness of swara and tala. He is noted for the purity of his rendition and the ease with which he communicates the idioms of music. His style owes much to the Gwalior, Agra and Bakhley Gharanas. He was professor of Instrumental Music at the Bhatkhande University of Music, Lucknow till 1952. He is a recipient of several honours and awards, which include the Vadya Nipurna from the Bhatkhande University of Music, Lucknow (1944), the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award (1980) and the Padma Bhushan (1983). He was given the title of ?antri Vilas?by Swami Haridas Sangeet Sammelan Mumbai in 1978 and the Lalit Kala Pitra, Bhuvaneshwar, Orissa conferred on him the title of ?ehala Samrat?in 1980. In 1973 the Indian Music Circle of Vassar, USA honoured him as ?iolin Samrat?