DK Prabhakar

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Over the years, Mr. Dinesh Kumar Prabhakar’s performance expanded in repertoire to include compositions and he is credited with a number of musical performances in India and internationally.

One cannot help but recall his tuneful renderings of memorable notes in Japan, Singapore, Bangkok and back home at Vishnu Digamber Jayanti (Delhi), Hariballabh Sangeet Sammelan (Jalandhar, Punjab), Holi Festival (Amritsar), Basant Festival (Hoshiarpur) and Tansen Sangeet Samaroh (Delhi), amongst others. As his fame as an artist grew, Mr. Prabhakar gradually became a staple brand in the world of music, as once his father was.

In his 40+ years of experience, Mr. Dinesh Kumar Prabhakar rendered his services to All India Radio Delhi, for 16 years. He composed number of songs, orchestral compositions, musical features and received Five Akashvani Annual Awards in a row, for composing musical features. As Director of Music, at the Films Division, for 20 years (1991-2010), he has scored music for more than 350 Documentaries, News Magazines, Featurettes and Animation films. In 2010, he represented the Films Division, and received the prestigious National Award for the film The Assassination of Rajiv Gandhi, whose music he scored for.

He was invited by the (then) USSR Embassy, Department of Culture, to compose and conduct orchestral compositions for a music concert held to mark the visit of the Indian Prime Minister, Late Shri Rajiv Gandhi to the USSR.