Nityanand Haldipur

Nityanand Haldipur (born May 07, 1948) is a performer and teacher of the Indian bamboo flute, known in India as the bansuri. He is a purist in the true Maihar Gharana tradition, at present learning from Ma Annapurna Devi, in Mumbai, India. He has been rated as a "Top Grade" artist by the All India Radio.

Musical Profile

Student Life

Nityanand was born in Mumbai into a musical family and showed indications of prodigious abilities at a very young age. His father, Niranjan Haldipur, a senior disciple of Pandit Pannalal Ghosh, initiated him into the art of flute-playing. Over the next two decades, Nityanand's training continued under the late Pandit Chidanand Nagarkar, and Pandit Devendra Murdeshwar. Since 1986, Nityanand has been learning from Padma Bhushan Srimati Annapurna Devi.


As a Guru, Nityanand adheres to the strict discipline of the traditional Indian "Guru Shishya" system. Nityanand imparts his musical insights to students through many instruments like the flute, saxophone, violin, guitar and vocals. He has been visiting faculty at prestigious institutions like Bhatkhande Music Institute Deemed University, Lucknow, UP, India. He has toured all over India, giving numerous lecture demonstrations on music, for eminent organizations like SPIC MACAY. He conducts a series of listening sessions, on Baba Allauddin Khan Saheb, all over India.

Musical Oeuvre


Nityanand's performances are a perfect blend of style and substance. There is a beautiful balance between his Alap, Jor, Jhala and Gats(compositions), creating the right atmosphere of the Raag he is rendering. He has performed at various musical events worldwide:

  • Bahrain
  • France - Paris - Cita Della Music Festival
  • Iran - Tehran - World Ney Festival, Niavaran Music Festival
  • India - New Delhi - South Asian Association For Regional Cooperation(SAARC) summit, Ahmedabad, Ajmer, Allahabad, Alwar, Amravati, Aurangabad, Bangalore, Belgaum, Bharuch, Bhilwara, Bhopal, Calicut, Chandigarh, Chennai, Dehra Dun, Dharamsala, Dharwar, Dhule, Goa, Gorakhpur, Gwalior, Honavar, Hubli, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Jalandhar, Jalgaon, Jodhpur, Kolhapur, Kolkata, Kota, Kumta, Lucknow, Mangalore, Meerut, Miraj, Mumbai, Muzaffar Nagar, Mysore, Nagpur, Paradip, Pune, Saharanpur, Sangli, Solapur, Sultanpur, Kanpur, Ujjain, Vadodara, Varanasi and Wardha
  • Japan - Tokyo - Asian Music Fantasy, with Yosuke Yamashita
  • The Netherlands - Amsterdam
  • United Arab Emirates - Dubai - Swara Hindola Foundation, Abu Dhabi - Gandhar Foundation, Sharjah

Nityanand is a regular broadcaster of the All India Radio and Doordarshan. He retired from All India Radio in 2008, after 22 years of service.


Nityanand has produced and hosted several shows on All India Radio. These include a weekly music serial on music appreciation and biographical programs of past masters like Ustad Allauddin Khan Saheb, Pandit Pannalal Ghosh, Pandit Vishnu Digambar Paluskar, Pandit Omkarnath Thakur, Pandit Dinkar Rao Amembal-D'Amel, Ustad Amir Khan and Ustad Alla Rakha Khan.


He has composed music for several radio shows and for wellness programs like spiritual healing therapy, stress management and art of relaxation. He has collaborated with musicians of different genres like Dee Woods, of the jazz band Moksha and Yosuke Yamashita, a jazz pianist from Tokyo, Japan.



Maihar Mystique: Nityanand Haldipur - Flute (Bansuri), Sandeep Bhattacharya - Tabla

Maihar Gharana: Nityanand Haldipur - Flute (Bansuri), Aneesh Pradhan - Tabla

Lineage, Vol.1

Lineage, Vol. 2

  • Raag Yamani Bilawal, Vilambit JhapTal
  • Drut TinTal
  • Raag Shuddha Sarang, Vilambit EkTal
  • Drut TinTal

Masters of the Reed: Nityanand Haldipur - Flute (Bansuri), Sadanand Naimpalli – Tabla

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