Pandit Shivnath Mishra is a legendary Indian Sitarist and composer, an exponent of the Benares Gharana school of Hindustani classical music. He was formerly a lecturer and the Head of the Music Department at the Sampurnanand Sanskrit University, Varanasi. In 1967, Mishra won the prestigious All India Radio competition held at Allahabad and followed by a gold medal at the All India Music Conference in Calcutta. He has played at several prestigious music festivals including Sangeet Natak Academy in 1993, Ganga Mahotsav Cultural Program organized by the government of Uttar Pradesh, with great maestros like Padmabhushan Late Pt. Samta Prasad, Padmashri Pt.Kishan Maharaj, Late Pt. Nanhku Maharaj, Pt.Lachhu Maharaj (Tabla Players) and also Sarod player Aashish Khan. He is a prominent ‘A’ class Artist in All India Radio and TV. He has shown his art in many Indian movies also. Additionally, he is known for supporting social movements through his music. He has organized several charity events to support social organizations.
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