One of the most talented vocalists of the country, Manjri Asnare-Kelkar, was born into a family of musicians. Her father Anand Asnare is a well-known tabla artists from Sangli, a culturally vibrant town of Western Maharastra. Her father persuaded her to take up lessons in the classical vocal music under the guidance of Shri M.T.Mhaiskar from Sangli (Mahastra) and after six years of initial training to take her skills further placed her under the guidance of Pt.M.S. Kanetkar, a well known disciple of late Ustad Bhurjikhan Saheb of Jaipur Gharana.
Maniri with her disciplined practise backed by a methodical and thoughtful approach has imbibed the best qualities of the Jaipur Gharana. Today Maniri is looked upon as a true successor of the complex and rich “ Gayaki” of Jaipur Gharana which included great names such as Alladiya Khan and Kesarbai Kerkar. Manjri has performed at major festivals in India and enthralled audience everywhere winning many awards and much praise on the way. She will be accompanied on tabla by Vishwanath Shirodkar.