Pandit Vishwa Mohan Bhatt

Pt. Vishwa Mohan Bhatt


"Music is the language of God created for the benefit of Mankind. To me music is the medium to talk to God."

Pt. Vishwa Mohan Bhatt, also known as V. M. Bhatt (born 27 July 1950), is Grammy-winning Hindustani classical music instrumentalist who plays the Mohan veena (slide guitar). He is best known for his Grammy award winning album A Meeting by the River with Ry Cooder. He is also known for other fusion and pan-cultural collaborations with Western artists such as Taj Mahal, Béla Fleck and Jerry Douglas. Exposure such as an appearance on the 2004 Crossroads Guitar Festival, organized by Eric Clapton, allows his playing to reach a larger audience.

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