Sameer Inamdar is a renowned Dhrupad flautist, inventor, music researcher with extensive expertise in Indian Bansuri(Flute)
Though he acquired a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering, his passion for and dedication to learning and teaching Dhrupad music induced him to give up the corporate world completely.
As he learnt Dhrupad music, he realised that implementing it on the flute would be very difficult. This was due to the inherent limitations of the traditional flute. This inspired him to research extensively and invent various types of flutes, the most popular among them being the “Sameer Flute” and the “Pavan Venu”.
His newest invention is the unique “Dhrupad Flute” (patented) which requires all 10 fingers to play it. This flute allows a flautist to perform Meend, Ghasit and Gamaks (sliding of music notes between different octaves), which are characteristic of Dhrupad music, on a single flute for the first time ever. This helps in maintaining the core principles of Hindustani music of not breaking any Swar/note from other Swars/notes.
As a labour of love, he founded Dhrupad Gurukul, a non-residential institute for flute, in Pune, to preserve and promote Dhrupad music on flute & Vocal.
Transcending the borders of regions, religions and nationalities, he regularly conducts online classes for international students too.
His latest venture is the Dhrupad Gurukul Mobile App – a complete interactive tool for learning and practicing Dhrupad music using high-quality, original recordings of the Pakhawaj and Tanpura.