Kirana Gharana
Gharanais a school or style of singing in Hindustani classical music. The ragas of Hindustani music have distinctive characteristics that change with gharanas and these may derive from the place of origin of a style, distinctive voices, the style of singing and the approach to music. These styles are then called gharanas. Kirana gharana derives its name from the place Kirana near Saharanpur in Uttar Pradesh. The style of Kirana is distinctive with a vocal quality of gentle repose. Its raga elaboration has a distinctive design as it build up. This style is called barhat. Abdul Wahid Khan, Abdul Karim Khan and Sawai Gandharva are some of the famous names of this gharana. Today Pandit Bhimsen Joshi is the chief exponent of this style.