Sri Anand Thakore
is a contemporary Hindustani vocalist. He received his early training from Ustad Aslam Khan of the Atrauli Gharana. Most of his training has been under Pandit Satyasheel Deshpande, foremost disciple of the legendary singer-composer Pandit Kumar Gandharva. Anandji has also received musical guidance for several years from Pandit Baban Haldankar of the Agra Gharana. He gave his first professional concert at the Vitaan Festival in 1989 and has been performing regularly since then in various parts of the country.