Nachiketa Yakkundi


Hailing from Dharwad, Karnataka, Nachiketa Yakkundi was initiated into Hindustani (North Indian classical) vocal music by his parents. His formal study began in Madras under Shri B. N. Simha and later under Shri B. Hanumantachar. His rigorous and extended pedagogy came under the virtuoso late Padmabhushan Pandit Basavraj Rajguru. Nachiketa has performed in several cities across India and North America. A resident of the San Francisco Bay Area, he runs the Rajguru Sangeet Vidyaniketan school of music and is a senior guru at the Sangeetaanjali Institute of Music.

In addition to the music of Nachiketa Yakkundi available from this site, there is a myriad of material available from the places below.


Live concert recordings

Thanks to Ravindra Neelakant, there are recordings of several of my live concerts now available for sale, with audio samples right up there on the web site.

Details are at Dheemtana and then from there to Artists --> Bay Area Gurus --> Nachiketa Sharma

Please contact Ravindra Neelakant at ravijn at gmail dot com to obtain the complete recordings.



There is a considerable amount of my music freely available on the Internet.

1. CALAA's "Mood India" television programme clips of me demonstrating and performing different raagas are here. (Alternatively you can see them here.)

2. Swara Lahariís television programme clips of my performances are here, and those of my students are here.

3. YouTube: My concerts and lecture-demonstrations are here.

4. Google: A Google search for downloads yields this.


Concert schedule

Details of my concerts:

- 2013
- 2012
- 2011
- 2010
- 2009
- 2008
- 2007

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