The Mumbai Research Centre
OP Nayyar – A Melodious Musical Journey
An Audio-Visual presentation by Dr Prakash Joshi
Saturday 23rd March 2024 at 5 p.m.

O P Nayyar is one of the most loved music directors of the Golden Era of the Hindi film industry.  He gave a number of hits in the 50s to 70s era.
O.P.Nayyars versatility is evident in the music he has created in numerous films. O.P. Nayyar placed emphasis on Rhythm without neglecting Melody!!   That's why he was unanimously crowned as "The Rhythm King – O.P. Nayyar !!!
O.P. Nayyar used folk music, light classical, western tunes combined by rhythm alternating dholak and tabla with enchanting melodies which made him great.  His use of "Tonga” and "Bhangda” has become a cherished treasure trove!
An audio visual show on 23 March 2024 is awaiting to enthrall you. Captivating presentation by Dr.Prakash Joshi, a friend of OPN himself, will take you through a musical journey with interesting incidents of the illustrious life of OPN.

The audio-visual presentation is open to all.  Tea will be served at 4.30 p.m.

- Prof. Mangala Sirdeshpande, Hon. Secretary Asiatic Society of Mumbai
- Dr. Shehernaz Nalwalla, Vice President of the Society & Chairperson – MRC      

Ref. No.: ASM/SCHOLARSHIP-NOT/2022-2023/ 003
The Society has instituted the following Annual Junior Research Scholarships :
1) Justice K.T. Telang Scholarship in “Indology”
2) INDAL Scholarship in “Social Science”
3) Asiatic Society’s two Scholarships in “Social Science”
4) Asiatic Society’s Scholarship in “Labour Studies.”
5) Gulestan Billimoria Scholarship in the subject relating to the study of Mumbai /
6) G.S. Pohekar Memorial Scholarship offered to a student pursuing research in any area concerning Japan
education, culture, politics, economics, Japanese Buddhism, etc.
7) Dr. (Smt.) Sheela Raj Memorial Scholarship in “History”
8) Smt. Vimal N. Shah Memorial Research Scholarship in “Pali /Buddhist Studies”
9) Smt. Vimal N. Shah Memorial Research Scholarship in “Media Studies”
10) Chief Justice M. C. Chagla Doctoral Scholarship in “Modern Indian History”
(Only those who are pursuing Doctoral research in Modern Indian History can apply for this Scholarship)

Dr Aroon Tikekar Centre for Advanced Studies of THE ASIATIC SOCIETY OF MUMBAI
takes pleasure in inviting you and your friends to the award of The Fifth Dr Aroon Tikekar Memorial Research Fellowship (2021) to Ms. Jai Vipra on Monday, 1st February, 2021, at 6.00 p.m. The Chief Guest and speaker for the day Prof Suhas Palshikar Chief Editor of Studies in Indian Politics, Rtd. Head of the Department of Politics and Public Administration, Savitribai Phule Pune University will present the award and deliver a speech on ‘Impossibility of a Centrist Position: Crisis of Indian Democracy.’ Dr Rajeev Naik Renowned playwright, poet and visiting faculty, University of Mumbai and Savitribai Phule Pune University, will offer his brief remarks as a Jury.

Zoom link for the programme
Meeting ID: 814 9428 7930
Pass Code: 316265
- Dr Meena Vaishampayan, Chairperson – Tikekar Centre
-Dr Usha R Vijailakshmi, Officiating Hon. Secretary

Monday, 1st February, 2021
Welcome and Announcement of Award : Dr Meena Vaishampayan
Presentation of the 5th Fellowship award : Prof Suhas Palshikar
Acceptance speech and presentation by the 5th Awardee : Ms. Jai Vipra
Brief remarks by the Jury : Dr Rajeev Naik
Introduction of the Chief Guest : Mr. Pradeep Champanerkar
Speech by the Chief Guest : Prof Suhas Palshikar
Conversation with the Chief Guest and Q&A Session : Moderator Ms Smruti Koppikar
Vote of thanks : Dr Usha R Vijailakshmi
Master of Ceremony : Mr. Vilas Dhavale

The Asiatic Society of Mumbai
Mahamahopadhyaya Dr. P. V. Kane Institute for Post-Graduate Studies and Research
cordially invites you to the
Kane Seminar
“Sea faring and Maritime Trade in Ancient India with special reference to the Western Coast”
on Saturday, the 17th September 2022,
in the Durbar Hall of the Society
Dr. Ranabir Chakaravarti
Visiting Fellow, Max Weber Centre for Advanced Cultural and Social Studies, University of Erfurt, Germany 
will inaugurate the seminar and deliver online Keynote Address at 10.30 a.m.
Commodore Shrikant Kesnur
will deliver the Valedictory address at 3.20 p.m.
Registration Fees : Rs. 300/- (Students),
Rs. 500/- (Members) and Rs. 1000/- (Others)
Google form link -

- Dr. Parineeta Deshpande, Hon.Director

- Prof. Usha R Vijailaksmi, Chairperson
- Prof. Mangala Sirdeshpande , Hon. Secretary


Lit Club Lecture :

Aroon Tikekar Fellowship Award and Guest Lecture

MRC Lectures

Foundation Day

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