Vishwa Mohan Bhatt
Vishwa Mohan Bhatt, one of the world's most renowned musician, was born in Jaipur,
Rajasthan. Vishwa Mohan is the Creator of the MOHAN VEENA and the winner of the
Vishwa Mohan was born to Manmohan Bhatt and Chandra Kala.
He is married to Padma and lives in Jaipur, Rajasthan, with his two sons and his
wife. His elder son Salil Bhatt is a renowned Mohan veena player (and also a player
of the Satvik veena), while his younger son Saurabh Bhatt is a well known composer.
It is due to Vishwa's maiden mega effort that he rechristened guitar as MOHAN VEENA,
which helped him reach the top most level in the mainstream of Indian Classical
Music scenario, thereby proving the essence of his name VISHWA (meaning the world)
and MOHAN (meaning charmer) and indeed , a world charmer he is.
Versatile and Greatest Slide Player in The World
Vishwa Mohan Bhatt has attracted international attention by his successful indianisation
of the western Hawaiian guitar with his perfect assimilation of sitar, sarod & veena
techniques, by giving it a evolutionary design & shape and by adding 14 more strings
helping him to establish the instrument MOHAN VEENA to unbelievable heights.
With blinding speed and faultless legato, Bhatt is undoubtedly one of the most expressive,
versatile and greatest slide player in the world.
The Winner of the Grammy Award
It was no surprise that Vishwa Mohan with his sheer virtuosity and limitless supply
of melodies won the highest music award of the world, the GRAMMY AWARD IN 1994 along
with Ry Cooder for their World Music Album, 'A MEETING BY THE RIVER' enhancing his
celebrity status not only as a star performer but also as an improviser and a soulful
Being a powerhouse performer, Vishwa's electrifying performance always captivates
the audience whether in the United States of America, Europe, Gulf countries or
his motherland India.
Catalog of Vishwa Mohan Bhatt's Performance