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Dr. Anita panda
3 days ago

As a music lover, I know shri vinodji over last two decades through his events which I used to enjoy. In December 2013 I got the opportunity to meet him in person as Guruji at BHATKHANDE and the bond became very strong. He was a man of distinguished humanity. Any one had met him once can never forget his calm and alluring nature, smiling face and affectionate but impressive voice. For students, he was Guru, guide,strength,driving force and what not. His inspiration to all his students is admirable. By spreading music, he has brought cheer and joy in several life. As a Doctor I was amazed to learn from him that ” Music is a Therapy for several diseases. Our plan for research for the same remained in a mid way. My gratitude for such a great personality cannot be expressed in words. It is a great loss for his family members, students and also for the society. When I think about him, when I see his photo I cannot control myself with a heavy heart. I am praying for his eternal repose. He is not with us now, but I know always he will be in our hearts watching over and guiding us. He is always loved and never forgotten. We all will miss him.

Surabhi Kedia
4 days ago

Sarthak Kedia a keyboard student had his first interaction with Music in Bhaatkhande Sangit School under Gurujis guidance
Our gratitude for him cannot be expressed in words
We pray to God that his soul rests in peace

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B. Shanker Jaiswal
4 days ago

अज्ञान तिमिरान्धस्य ज्ञानाञ्जन शलाकया ।
चक्षुरुन्मीलितं येन तस्मै श्री गुरवे नमः ॥

जिसने ज्ञानांजनरुप शलाका से, अज्ञानरुप अंधकार से अंध हुए लोगों की आँखें खोली, उन गुरु को नमस्कार !

I met GURUJI for the first time in 2013. Since then HE has been part of my life. Not a single day passes without HIS ”smaran”. HE encouraged and initiated me in music and let me gain confidence that I can sing. He is the perfect GURU in today’s world, a guiding light of “Guru Shishya parampara” as seen in ancient times. HIS physical presence is missed every day, every moment! But HE is always present in our thoughts and action! May God bless HIM with ‘Sadgati’ at HIS Lotus Feet. Sad Guru ko Koti Naman !!

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Swati kedia
5 days ago

For me Guruji is not just a word but a vibration , a feeling and a soul . Guruji in true sense was a guru and is a guru for me for always . He was a great teacher , motivator and very affectionate in his approach. He always kept encouraging me knowing that I was not a born or trained singer. He always encouraged me to sing on stage before audience . His whole efforts was to bring out my passion in front of people n relatives. He always helped me to grow n and be better with each passing day . This abundantly shows patience he had and how passionate he was for each of his students . I know Guruji I will never get a better teacher or person like you have been to me . This is a great loss for me and for each one of us in the institute. We are very much aware of it . May wherever you are, you keep blessings us as your children and be an inspiration to all of us today and always. May we keep making you feel proud . I really miss you a lot every time. whenever I sing , you are there in my voice n mind. Kindly keep blessings me as you always did . Miss you a lot Guruji. Pranam Guru ji . Happy shraddanjali on Guru Purnima. 👏👏💐💐

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AMITA CHOPRA
5 days ago

I know Vinod Chopra ji since 1990, our bonding was like family members. When I met him in October 2017, never thought that meeting him for the last time.It cut to my heart to hear about his sudden demise.It’s an irreparable loss to the near and dear ones and the institute.Whenever, I think about him I can see his smiling face and hear his impressive voice,feel he is around..
He was a successful, passionate man and a lively person. I have enjoyed attending most of the events organised by him and used to look forward to the upcoming ones.
May God give strength to the family members and his students to bear this loss. He will always be with us in our thoughts and memories.

Rajiv Sinha
5 days ago

My relationship with Guruji began when Vandana joined Bhatkhande to reconnect with her interest in classical singing. He was a person who won you over with his calm and alluring presence. One wanted to be around him and his aura. He was persuasive and encouraging. It was a pleasure to attend his events and infectious to see his deciples seek that oneness with the self by giving into their passion so nurtured by him. He helped me appreciate that I am good no matter what and can do. Guruji shall miss you! May the almighty give you peace. Humbly Rajiv Sinha

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Vandana Sinha
5 days ago

Guruji helped me rediscover my interest in Hindustani classical singing. He helped gain confidence in myself and do what I wanted to do most – sing. He was kind understanding and forgiving to a fault. I wish to say shukriya for the encouragement. I shall miss you. Mera aapko teh dil de Naman!
Vandana Sinha

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Rachna Wadhawan
5 days ago

Shri Vinod Kumar Chopra’s spirited and zestful personality exuded confidence, credence and conviction. His deep involvement was both infectious and inspiring. His commitment to his institute is largely evident in the name and fame that it has earned in terms of prominence, repute and prestige.
May he keep showering his blessings on the family!

Shovana Narayan
5 days ago

I had known Vinod since we all were very young. It was in 1963 that we first met when my sister and I went to the music school run by his father. Since then, it was wonderful to see Vinod taking on the mantle of spreading music in the younger generation , thus bringing cheer and joy in several lives. Today he is no more but his legacy lives on. His warm friendship will always be cherished in our memories.
Shovana Narayan

Ashmita & Asheesh
5 days ago

“A wonderful soul, full of love and faith,
ascended to heaven, away from us,
But closer to God, leaving loneliness and sadness.”
May his soul Rest In Peace 🙏

Meenu Goswami
5 days ago

Vinodji, as I knew him,was a very special part of my life. Warm,affectionate and caring, he was passionate about his love for music and fine arts.Spontaneous,simple and genuine, he went the extra mile for one and all.His dedication and love for every student under his care was exemplary. Bhatkande Sangeet Vidyalaya was his dream fulfilled and we owe it to him to keep this beautiful dream alive and growing. He will always be with all of us in our thoughts and the memories we created together ❤

Mahima Kaur
5 days ago

Guruji was one of the most positive and kind souls I knew. His heart was pure as a child. He was always smiling when ever I entered the class. I will miss having him as my Music Guru.

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Akanksha Rao Soni
5 days ago

Words may not suffice to express the heartfelt sorrow that I feel for the Chopra family. I had known Sh. Vinod Ji as my dear friend Neetu’s father. Uncle’s charismatic personality and innate wisdom enraptured the youngsters. His guiding spirit and love for music has won many hearts. He may have gone but his life lessons, affinity and love will never be forgotten. May God bless the departed soul and grant strength to the family to overcome this bereavement.

Yogendra Krishna Gaiha
5 days ago

I knew Sh Vinod ji for more than 30 years. From a young age he was devoted to music – a tireless teacher who cared about all his students and a visionary dedicated to expanding the reach of Bhaatkande Sangit Vidyalaya from its humble beginnings in 1939. His contributions touched the music world in many powerful ways. He was an amazing vocalist, performer, composer and collaborator. The music community in India is also indebted to him for his efforts in nurturing an appreciation for music among people from all walks of life. He created free music lessons and programs for underprivileged children, composed hundreds of songs, organized many events and laid the foundation for a bright future of the school. On a personal note, he was a dear friend, my guru and his support for my music and in all aspects of my life was steadfast. I am truly grateful to have known him, and my heart is heavy knowing that he is no longer with us. Thank you for the music and inspiring us.

Durjay Bhaumik
5 days ago

It was great meeting with Sh Vinod Chopra ji quite a few time.
He will be remembered for his charming personality and depth of knowledge and of course for his enormous contribution to the Music.
May God give strength to the bereaved family to bear this irreparable loss.

Suman Kaushik
5 days ago

Tribute to a great Teacher on the occasion of Guru Purnima!

Once in life, people get to know a great teacher like him!

You were a great person, a mentor, and a blessing to many people.

You will be missed forever!

My thoughts are with you Neetu and your family at this difficult time.

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Mrs. Arvind Kaur Bedi
5 days ago

Some people cross your path in life for a short span of time but their luminosity ; verve and enthusiasm for life leave behind a life long image . I had a brief interaction with shri vinod ji and I told him that I would like to continue my vocal classical music training under him when I get time : but unfortunately now that I have time on my hands he is no more . May his soul rest in peace : I pray to God to give strength to the family to carry his legacy further . I am sure he will be watching over and help you in all your endeavours . 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

Sumana Chakravarti
5 days ago

On this auspicious occasion of Guru Purnima I feel honoured to pay homage to Guruji….I learnt from Guruji for a short period,but have taken with me a lifetime of experiences….words fall short in describing him,he was a powerhouse of talent…he will be remembered not only for his Music but also for being such a warm person.

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Jayasree Roy
5 days ago

I still cannot believe this. Though my association with Guruji was for a short period of 2 years, I was really fortunate to learn from him. He was a great mentor to me and inspiration to many. We all will miss him. May his soul rest in peace.

Nidhi Nath
6 days ago

I still remember when I first came to your home and met uncle with his ever charming smile and the way he showed me the whole place around .Still can’t believe that he has left for the heavenly abode may God give strength to all of you to overcome this unbearable loss🙏 Heartfelt condolence from my parents as well as they are also in a big shock to hear about uncle

Manvi
6 days ago

Guruji I lived some of my most wonderful years being your student. When in class, your understanding of us as students went beyond skills, you knew when we were hungry and you would immediately call for food 🙂 ask us to eat first before resuming singing. You saw us like your daughters too, I can never forget your affinity and love. And that wonderful smile you had on you all the time! Thank you for keeping us in your guidance. Full of gratitude I offer you my prayers. Hari Om

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Farah Zaidi
6 days ago

Mine won’t be a shradhanjali because I really can’t imagine him gone. He was my dearest friend Pooja’s father (that’s how I first met him) but found a lifelong friend of mine, in him, thereafter. Such a wonderful person, always wearing that beaming smile of his. That’s how I would always remember him, smiling caring and warm-hearted.

He was, the way he used to be, because of the four strong pillars of a family he had been a part of, his wife, my dearest Aunty and his three super awesome girls- Pooja Deepa and Neetu. May God give you all immense strength to carry on uncle’s legacy, forever and for always. Hugs!

Rubena Dutta
6 days ago

I still cannot believe that sir you have left us and gone far away. The news of your demise was like a nightmare for me. Your presence and aura of a great teacher was magical. You were Bhatkhande Music Institution’s true strength and your guidance was truly valuable for not just your students but also teachers like me. Thank you so much for giving me the golden opportunity to be a part of this esteemed vidyalaya. I feel so fortunate to have been associated with a man who had not just golden voice, but also golden heart. I cannot ever forget the support you gave me when I was going through the very tough phase of my life. Thank you for your encouragement and motivation. Bhatkhande is like my second home and I feel very happy whenever I am there. In fact, that was one of the very reasons, I got back the hope to live. You will always be missed sir. May your soul rest in peace. Amen!

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Raginee Baruah
6 days ago

I had the good fortune of being Guruji’s student at a very difficult time of my life. I still remember his words to me “You have started learning music. Wait and watch how your life will change for the better within the next 6 months”. Indeed, it did change for the better. I do not know whether it was only music that brought about this change, but I definitely knew that it was Guruji’s positive and encouraging presence in my life that made the difference. He was not only a great teacher, but also a great friend, helping me out with things big and small. He was a wonderful person and it was a pleasure and an honor to have known him. We have lost a wonderful person. May his soul rest in peace.

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Manjushree Pandey
6 days ago

Shri Vinod Kumar Chopra leaves behind an enormous legacy. Legacy to be taken forward . He has been instrumental guiding light to many with his always smiling & positive approach. He will definitely be missed !! We pray that he remains happy where ever he is .. Guides the Vidyalaya in his spirits & his disciples continue to take strength from his guiding path shown.

My Shradhanjali to Mr Vinod 🙏

Father to my dear friend Ms Neetu

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Vikas Aggarwal, Reema Agarwal
7 days ago

I along with my wife Reema had the wonderful opportunity to have a brief association with Guruji from July 2018 till last year. During this time , I found a mentor in him who showed me how to enjoy music. I could never ever think of performing in public but he gave me all the confidence to do so.
We used to look forward to having green tea with alot of gupshup with Guruji during our music classes.
Reema and I shall always treasure these memories together.

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Dr Someya Agrawal
7 days ago

It is hard for me to even accept the fact that our beloved, most respected Guruji is no more. We have lost a great soul with him and it’s deeply saddening.
I can never forget his strict discipline and
reprimands around riyaaz and how I would jump in joy when showed his appraisal!
For me, Guruji alone was the connection to sangeet which I will always cherish and hope to continue to practice in his memory.
🙏🏻

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Pushpa Talwar
7 days ago

“With a heavy heart,
We pray for the eternal repose of one who was a man of distinguished humanity.’,always with a smiling face.
May his noble soul Rest in Peace

Malvika Mehta
7 days ago

Reading the thread below, my feelings are echoed..gone too soon…Still struggling to come to terms with this very personal loss, I offer my undying gratitude to Sir. I have had the privilege of being associated with BSV since 1993, where under Sir’s guidance I completed my Visharad in Hindustani classical. Since then, I continued to learn from Sir, the different facets of music. Ghazals, bhajan, classical. Sir had this knack for preparing his students to perform infront of an audience with confidence and aplomb! So many memories flood my mind…his fingers flying on the harmonium, during practice sessions, I was always awed at how well he played it..His command at intricacies of music and taal. I recall so many sessions when he used to just dive so deep into the song, he would sing soo many variations. Many a time, he became emotional just singing a bhajan..His arrangement of music for songs in programmes was absolutely flawless..We used to speak on his birthday always..Now, I’m left with just memories..Where ever you are Sir, I miss you and will greatly cherish my association with you. Heartfelt respect and gratitude from a daughter in another birth..

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Usha Pandey
7 days ago

आँखे नम है दिल उदास है
गुरु जी जैसी शख़्सियत अब नहीं हमारे साथ है
ये सही कि गुरु जी जैसी महान शख़्सियत का यूँ असमय चला जाना कितने संगीत प्रेमी बच्चों के सपनों को अधूरा कर गया ।
महान प्रतिभा के धनी गुरु जी ने हमेशा अपने शिष्यों को संगीत के गुर को सीखने के लिए प्रेरित किया ।बहुत ही सरल स्वभाव के मालिक गुरु जी और BSV मेरे लिए हमेशा एक दूसरे के पर्यायवाची रहे है। हमारी भावभीनी श्रधांजलि🙏

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Seema Kashyap
8 days ago

Guruji was an institution by himself . ,Always encouraging, guiding and supportive he will live in our hearts forever. I am sure he is watching over us and will continue to shower his blessings on us .On the occasion of Gurupurnima we remember you …Guruji May God grant you eternal peace.

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Ratan Prasanna
8 days ago

Many friends come into our lives but only a few leave with their footprints on our hearts,
you brought joy, happiness and laughter to all who met you.
Time may pass and fade away but memories of you will always stay.
🙏🙏🙏

Shrabani Chakravarti
8 days ago

‘Gone too soon’ is just what comes to my mind when I think of you…. Addressed you as Bhaisahab, yet I was always in awe of your illuminating presence at the Vidyalaya.
You have been a catalyst inspiring everyone to dream more as the CROWNING GLORY of the Institution.
While your loss has left an irreparable void, we cherish the showers of your countless blessings on the pious occasion of Guru Purnima.

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Sachi Lalani Mittal
8 days ago

Guruji was one of a kind. He taught me not just music but so much more. I can’t believe he isn’t around but I do believe he is watching over me and all of us. He was a teacher, a friend , a mentor, a disciplinarian, a father – all in one for me . I will really miss you sir and will miss all your scoldings. Love you.
Lots of love to the family .

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Arti Saxena
8 days ago

Still can’t believe it. He was a fatherly figure to us. Always guided us, encouraged us and supported us. Highly talented , down to earth, humble and very very hard working person. His soul lives in BSV and in his music.
We really miss u sir
Lot of respect and regards🙏🙏

Naveen Gupta
8 days ago

To Sir with Love
A Very Humble Warm & Down to earth person
Will miss your presence always
Respectful Tribute
Naveen

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Mrudula Kulkarni
8 days ago

Guruji was a very humble person. Always available for students. His mere existence brought life to the institute. A very good human being, talented artist and wonderful Guru. On this Guru Purnima we all are going to miss his guidance..

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Nishant Mehra
8 days ago

I still remember the day when guru ji held the hand of my son for the first time and put it on Tabla. He said “Hath Bahut aacha hai iska”. His everlasting smile, Gregarious nature and pleasant personality has still imprinting in my psyche. His singing is still reverberating in my mind. On behalf of 3 generations of my family, My Father (Sh. M.C.Mehra), My son (Veer Anirudh) and Myself (Nishant Mehra), I express my heartfelt gratitude to the noble soul. May his soul rest in eternal peace forever and ever.

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SHREYA AGARWAL
8 days ago

As I came to know about sad demise of our reverend guruji ,it was shocking for me and my family that such an inspiring ,strong and worthy guide left us so early .He will ever be in our hearts .My deep heartfelt condolences to” pious soul”🙏🏻🙏🏻

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Neetu Chopra
8 days ago

My Father, Guru,Mentor, and guiding light in each and every moment of my life. You are the one who taught me the value of patience, the art of detachment and the need for selfless service in today’s world.
May be you are not with me but your teachings will illumine the path of my journey..Miss you my lovely father …

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PL Sahu
8 days ago

My family had a special bond with Binod ji and his family. A very humble and down to earth person. No air about his achievements. Wherever we met a smile on his face will make my day. Our association initially was connected with Music, Art and Culture but slowly it developed in to friendship. His sudden departure made a void in our life. We’ll remember and cherish your contributions made in the field of Music .

Pooja
8 days ago

Words cannot express the gratitude I feel for all that I learnt from you. Swar, taal , riyaz, discipline, punctuality, voice training and so much more. I am so ever thankful for all the time I got to spend with you and learn as much as I could. Your loss cannot be expressed in words. I know you are ever present in our hearts and will continue to watch over us as we continue to build on what you created.

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Sangeeta Arora
8 days ago

He was such a sweet person just like a father. Always guiding, encouraging, motivating to sing and continue singing for all feel good benefits. Really grateful for all his support even when we felt like stopping. May Bhatkhande music school continue his legacy and love for music 🙏

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Pradeep Ambastha
8 days ago

I was always in seach of a Sangeet-guru..who can teach & train me in classical music but pragmatically based on my inner capability ,receptivit ;,my past accumulated knowledge as well as a vision of my future potential growth ……
My search stopped when i met Guru Vinod Chopra ji….an uniquely talented singer,musician & a musicologist….He made me learn & grow in just 6 months more than what i could learn through my 60 – year haphazard learning..!!!!
To me,his demise is the saddest and the most irreplaceable personal loss……my any future musical journey will be motivated by his fond….&…tuneful memories…

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Gaurav Joshi
8 days ago

It’s a huge loss. Guruji was a such a humble, warm and positive energy. How effortless learning used to be with him was because of his firm grip and mastery in music. We are blessed to have learnt from a stalwart like him. May his noble sould rest in eternal peace.
Thank you Sir you will continue to inspire
us always.
Om Shanti.

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Ambbali Bhattacharyya
8 days ago

Sir was nothing less than a father figure to me. A man with so much talent and feathers in his hat .. yet so humble.. he taught me the first thing that how I want to be in my life. He was full of warmth and love . Always ready to help .. what ever I write today will not be enough . Because his magic can not be defined by words . He was and he will be an immense inspiration for all of us. His love for his students were unconditional and he used to go out of the way to make sure we learning well. His legacy is unmatched.
I pray his noble soul rest in peace in heaven and He keeps on showering his blessings on us because Guru never leaves you.. He remain alive within us always forever . 🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏

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Geetanjalii R Soni
8 days ago

Very few People can Touch lives the way Guruji did, in short span of my association with Guruji I had such special Bond with him, Ever Smiling, so Cheerful and of course disciplinarian an amazingly beautiful human being in and out. I feel so blessed that I got to know him and learn under his guidance in this lifetime. I am sure Guruji is blessing and guiding us from heavenly abode. We love you Guruji Thank you for your unconditional love and support always.

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Deepa Chopra Sharma
8 days ago

My Guru, my mentor, my guide – you were all that and much much more. Whatever I am today, is all because of you. Your loss has been a big shatter for us but I promise to carry forward the legacy you’ve left behind – This Institution. Continue to guide us just the way you always did. We miss you fondly 🙏🏻

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