He was born as Heramba Hegde to Sri Venkatramana Hegde of Gorsagadde. At young age he was given in adoption to Venkatramana Bhat of Hasanagi and his name has been since changed to Ganapati V Bhat.
Bhat completed his secondary school education in the nearby Manchikeri village and did his higher studies in music at the Karnatak College Dharwar. Mostly, the upcoming musicians move from villages to big cities, but he did not move away from his village but brought music to his village. He has educated the entire village of Hasanagi in music.
Bhat started his training in music as a sitarist, but was drawn into Hindustani vocal music. Bhat studied with the late C. R. Vyas as well. Bhat has demonstrated mastery over melody and eligence. Bhat's performances are a reflection of his love for music and mastery in delivery. His renderings appear to evolve... Read More