Atul Purohit Navratri Pride of Gujarat

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Atul Purohit – Pride of Gujarat

Ask anyone in Gujarat and they will certainly know about Shri Atul Purohit. He is one of the famous and most sought after singers who perform regularly during Navratri in Gujarat especially in Vadodara. He is a very famous artist known for his penchant for singing devotional songs and folk music. In fact, he is must at every Navratri festival in Gujarat.

Scale of his popularity:

The popularity of Shri Atul Purohit can be adjudged by the fact that most of his songs have become very famous and even after many years, they tend to be equally famous. Songs like “He Radha Shyam Rame” and “Sharad Punam Ni” from the album Tara Vina Shyam are very famous. This album was extremely popular and therefore is a must hear at every Navratri. In fact, many feel that he is the living legend when it comes to Gujarati folk music and garba based songs. He was awarded Gujarat Gaurav Puruskar as well.

Biography of Atul Purohit:

Born in a small town of Dholar near Dabhoi, Shri Atul Purohit was always interested in music. He got his first harmonium at the tender age of 10 and started practicing on his own. After his education in the college of music, Shri Atul Purohit started singing and performing as well with local artists without taking a single rupee for it. He is proficient in many genres of music including Hindustani classical, ras garba, and devotional songs, Sufi, Bhajan and even SugamSangeet. He formed a group named Rishabh and later created Ruthumbhara group in the year 1983.

Since its inception, the Ruthumbhara group has been associated with the United Way of Baroda, a club, which is known for the highest number of participants and members during the festival of Navratri in Vadodara. One of the main reasons for the people visiting the club is to hear his melodious voice. In fact, for the last 18 years, the Ruthumbhara Group has been performing in the club with Shri Atul Purohit as the lead singer.

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