I express my deep sense of gratitude to all those people who have directly or indirectly helped me the past three decades in my pursuit of the subject "Pannalal Ghosh". All their contributions, big and small, were equally important and I do not have the heart to omit mentioning any of their names.
At the outset. I offer my humble respects to the Gurus whose guiding spirit has made me what I am in music today, viz. late Pt. Shreepat Shastri (disciple of Ustad Faiyaz Khan of Agra-Rangeela tradition) and late Smt. Suman Shastri, Smit. Nalini Rokade (Pt. Shastri's daughter at Nandurbar) and Shri Govind Rokade, Shri Ravi Paranjpe (Jabalpur), late Shri Ashok Kulkarni (Dhule) and Smit. Ashwini Kulkarni, late Pt. Nanasaheb Betawadkar (Bhusawal), Shri D.R. Khadke (Chembur), Pt. Keshav L. Ginde (grand-disciple of Pannababu) and Smt. Veena Ginde and Pt. V.G. Karnad (Pannababu's noted disciple) and late Smit. Meera Kamad. Though I never had the good fortune to see Pannababu and Parul-jt alive; I firmly believe that their blessings are with me forever.
I am thankful to late Pt. Rasbihari Desai, late Pt. Devendra Murdeshwar, late Shri Prabhakar (Baba) Nachane, Shri Sharad and Smt. Jyotsna Maholay, Pi. Nityanand Haldipur, late Pt. Mohan D. Nadkarni (flautist), late Pt. Naresh Kumta, Shri Shripad Naik (Minister of State for AYUSH and Defence), Dr. Govind Kale, Shri Prashant Pathrabe (Director General, Films Division, Mumbai and ex-Director, NFAI, Pune), Shri Pratap Aditya Singh Deo (Raja of Saraikela), Smt. Arti Karkhanis (NFAI, Pune), Ms. Renu Prithiani (ICCR, Mumbai), Shri Avinash Prabhavalkar (Hridayesh Arts), Shri Kabir Suman (D.Litt.), Mr. Tawfique Nawaz, Dr. (Smt.) Dipu Moni, Smt. Sarbari Das, Smt. Tilottama Das, Dr. Mohankumar Darekar, Shri Alhad G. Apte (ex-Scientist, BARC, Mumbai and Ex-Chairman, NTRO, Gol, New Delhi), late Smit. Sushila and Shri Kisan Sawant, P. Lalji Gokhale, Pt. Kartick Kumar, Pt. Ram Narayan, Shri Ajit R. Jadhav, Smt. Mangala R. Jadhav, late Shri Tapan Goswami, Pt. (Smt.) Rita Ganguly, Pt. Nayan Ghosh, late Pt. Dhruba Ghosh, Pta. (Smt.) Tulika Ghosh, late Shri Vijay Kabinittal, Shri Ravindra Samant, Shri Prabhakar Ranade (Bal Vikas Sangh, Chembur), Shri Prasad Sathe, Shri Siddhesh Pai, Shri Sudip Kr. Chattopadhyay, Shri Shripad N. Kulkarni, Shri Dhananjay S. Kulkarni, Shri Shailendra Paranjpe and Shri Rajendra and Smit. Jyoti Hinge Without their co-operation, it would not have been possible to bring this mission to its logical end.
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