Thakur Jaideva Singh Memorial Lecture
Thakur Jaideva Singh (1893–1986) was, a renowned musicologist and connoisseur of classical music, a dedicated teacher, Sanskrit Pandit, great scholar of Indian Philosophy and exponent of Kashmir Saivism and last but not the least an “institution in himself”. He became a lecturer of Philosophy and English in the D.A.V. College, Kanpur in 1945, and then was appointed Principal of Yuvarajadutta College, Lakhimpur–Khiri. As the Chief Producer in All India Radio (1956-1962) he made significant contribution for the upliftment of classical music through this media.
Thakur Jaiyadeva Singh wrote many books, important among which are Kabir Vanmay in three volumes (editing and commentary) and English translations of Pratyabhijnahridaya, Buddhist concept of Nirvana, A Brief History of Indian Music, Vigyanabhairava and Shiva sutra.
In 1973 he was appointed the Chairman of the Uttar Pradesh Sangeet Natak Akademi. He was awarded Padma Bhushan in 1974 as a mark of recognition of his outstanding scholarship. He was awarded the honorary D.Litt. Degree by the Banaras Hindu University and Kanpur University. Recipient of several awards and honours like the “Sangeet Vchaspati’ of the Indira Kala Sangeet Vishvavidyalaya, Khairagarh, Sarngdeva Fellowship of Sangeet Vidyapeeth, Bombay, etc.
Contribution of Thakur Jaideva Singh in Indian Musical World
Venue: IGNCA, New Delhi