There are so many things to say about Respected Guruji. I first came across Guruji's music when a friend of mine gave me his album. The moment I heard Guruji's voice..I wanted to meet him and learn from him. But since I live in Pune and Guruji in Benares, I thought it would just remain a dream for me. In 2008 I first could speak to Guruji. I was fortunate to be able to go to Benares just for learning from him for 8 days in September 2009. Guruji has a very unique and simple approach to life which makes him stand apart. in spite of his position in the music field. He is generous with his students and makes so much affort to make the student understand every little thing that he sings.Which apparantly sounds so easy in Guruji's voice and when we try to reproduce it.We realise how much Riyaaz we need to do to get it right!
Pandit channulal mishraji is often called with love in the title of Maharaj Ji. Apart from musical skills you have love, kindness, humor, tenderness, etc.... You teach your students with lots of love and kindness. Your singing skills are uncomparable. Your music is enriched with authenticity, aesthetic, variety, good voice, etc... Some speciality of your music is the right use of Sargam thal, Merukhand thal. You are an authority not only in traditional classic music, but semi classical music also. Apart from Tumri, Cheti, kajari you are an exponent in slok vidyas like sohar, viraha, etc... I think your singing is complete with all necessary good qualities which are supposed to be with good music.
Guruji is a father like figure for me, I enjoy each and every moment of my learning sessions from him. As an enlightened and knowledgeable person, during his music lessons he explains many areas other than music and share his wast knowledge to his students.
Pandit Chhanulal Mishra (guruji), a singer of international repute. He is distinctive artist in the field of Indian Classical vocals. I am extremely grateful to God for he blessed me with a guru like him. I am learning fantacies of music from him under the traditional Guru Shishya Parampara. I am a very small creature to say anything about guruji. I just feel getting the vocal skills under his guidance is the most wonderful thing that happened to me. I would like to thank him for all the trust and blessings he bestows on me.