Pt. Viswa Mohan Bhatt on Mohan Veena
Pt. Vishwa Mohan Bhatt also known as V.M.Bhatt is an Indian slide guitar player. Creator of the MOHAN VEENA and the winner of the GRAMMY AWARD, Pt. Vishwa Mohan Bhatt mesmerizes the world with his pristine pure, delicate yet fiery music.
Being the foremost disciple of Pt. Ravi Shankar, Pt. Vishwa Mohan Bhatt belongs to that elite body of musicians which traces its origin to the Moughal emperor Akbar's court musician TANSEN and his guru the Hindu Mystic Swami Haridas. Pt.V.M Bhatt has attracted international attention by his successful indianisation of the western Hawaiian guitar with his perfect assimilation of sitar, sarod & veena techniques, by giving it a evolutionary design & shape to establish the instrument MOHAN VEENA to unbelievable heights.
Pt. Vishwa Mohan Bhatt has performed extensively in 51 countries including the USA, USSR, Canada, the Great Britain, whole of Europe, then scaling the Gulf of Dubai, Al-Sharjah, Bahrain, Muscat, Abu Dhabi etc. and throughout India. He has received several prestigious awards like Sangeet Natak Academy Award, ‘Star of India’ award, Padmashree and Rajastan Ratn.