Day 3 , the final day of the Gaan Sarawati Mahotsav , started the morning session with Pt Dinkar Panshikar ( disciple of Pt. Nivruttibua Sarnaik ) presenting a rare Jaipur-Atrauli raag , Virat Bhairav made popular by his guru Nivruttibua Sarnaik.The bandish “Bhola Bhola” (भोला भोला ) was followed by Shivstuti “Ganga sir dhare” (गंगा सीर धरे ). Then came another rare raag , Sukhiya Bilawal with a bandish “Devi Durge” ( देवी दुर्गे ) . A bandish in raag Deshkar “taaro shyam kare thakurai” (तारो श्याम करे ठकुराई) and a bhajan in Kirwani “tan man chain nahi” (तन मन चैन नहीं ) concluded his presentation. He was accompanied on Harmonium by Aditya Oke and on Tabla by Jitendra Kulkarni.
The other highlight of the morning session was the rendering of raag Charukeshi by Vid Malinitai Rajurkar with a bandishes ” balamava gaye parades” (बलमवा गए परदेस ) and “mharo man dor” ( म्हारो मन डोर ) accompanied on Harmonium by Dr Arvind Thatte and on Tabla by Bharat Kamat. She concluded the morning session with a Tappa in Kafi “bol suna jani re” (बोल सूना जनि रे ) and Bhairavi “aali dhit hat tera chailla” ( आली धीट हट तेरा छैला ).
The evening session kicked off with the rendition of young talented upcoming star of Jaipur- Atrouli gharana , Manjiri Asnare-Kelkar , whose voice quality and poise was impressive. She ably demonstrated her lineage to the Jaipur-Atrouli gharana by the choice of her raags and her performance, first raag Khokar a variant of Bihagada which is a characteristic of all young Jaipur singers with a bandish “Aaj ananda mukhachandra” (आज आनंद मुख चन्द्र ) and then raag Raisa Kanada , prized jewel of Jaipur-Atrouli reminding of Surshree Kesarbai Kerkar , with a specialized chalan.
The Story of Khokar goes like… once Ut Aladiya Khan was performing Bihagada for some time and took some taans not typical of Bihagada but were very pleasant to ears. One of the disciples asked about this to the master and then the Ustad Aladiya Khan replied that he was singing Bihagada with a lost mind ( मै बिहागड़ा “खो कर” गा रहा था ) .. hence the name Kho-kar (lost mind) .. the other explanation by Deepak Raja is here