Pt. Somanth Nirmal
Somanth Nirmal is a professional Indian classical musician with mastery in Pakhawaj (Mradang) & Tabla. A sought-after performer both on live shows and recordings, Somnath is widely recognized as one of best pakhawaj and tabla player in Rishikesh, India.
Inspired by his mother Mrs. Kaushalya Nirmal and father, Mr. Subash Rao Nirmal from Maharastra, India, he started his initial learning of Tabla and Pakhawaj (Mradang) at the tender age of 12. He received his B.A. (Bimyuj) and B.ed in Pakhawaj and Tabla from Prayag Sangeet Samiti, Prayagraj, U.P.
He regularly participates in music seminars, festival and music concerts all over India. He has received many special awards and recognition from Madhurama Sangeet Samiti, Prayag Sangeet Samiti, Namami Gange Festival, Divine Shakti Foundation (Parmarth Niketan), International Yoga Festival, National Environment Exhibition, and East West Festival, Rishikesh, Bharat Vikas Parishad and many others.
He is currently teaching and sharing his vast knowledge and expertise of classical music, meditation and sound healing at Divine Shakti Foundation (Parmarth Niketan), Rishikesh, Nada Yoga School, Devotion Music and Naturality (Canada).