Krishna Bhatt in his teens.
Krishna Bhatt's father, his
first guru, the late Pandit Shashi Mohan Bhatt in the
Bhatt’s performances of Hindustani ragas have
won the admiration of audiences in India, Asia, Europe
and North America. His innovative style of music combines
a rich blend of Gayaki (vocal) and Tantrakari (instrumental)
techniques and musical compositions. His music is noted
for its virtuosity, originality and depth of feeling
that is conveyed to the listeners.
Krishna Bhatt was born into a family
of musicians, poets and Sanskrit scholars who for five
generations upheld their tradition in Rajasthan. His
forefathers migrated from the south of India to Rajasthan
(northwest), a princely state then, to seek employments
in the "Gunijankhana" (department of learned
scholars) of the Maharaja of Jaipur. Krishna was introduced
to the musical traditions of Senia school by his father,
who was a distinguished sitarist of his time, the late
Pt. Shashi Mohan Bhatt.