Steeped in the glorious traditions of the Indore Gharana Gayaki of the legendary Ustad Amir Khan, known for its soul stirring & blissful music, Naresh Malhotra comes off as one of its highly talented third generation exponent. Meticulously groomed for over two decades in the true Guru - Sishya Parampara by Pandit Tejpal Singh, senior of the renowned Singh Bandhu, who is the foremost living disciples of the great maestro, he has acquired firm grip on the subtleties and nuances of the Indore gayaki. Although Khayal and Tarana are his forte, he also renders devotional music particularly bhajans with interns feeling and fervor. Characteristic features of his singing are:
- Systematic elaboration of the raga with Merukhand technique
- Rendering in full the Sthai and Antara of the composition
- Vilambit composition, mostly set to Jhoomra taal
Judious use of Saragams, Gamaks, meends etc
- Artistically patterned tanas and their rendering in natural voice and expression in accordance with the mood/rasa of the raga.
Naresh Malhotra has done his M.Phil (vocal music) from Delhi University. He is a gold medalist in M.A. (vocal music) from M.D. University, Rohtak. He also holds ‘A’ Grade Vocalist of All India Radio and Doordarshan. He has taught many students in past 20 years in Faridabad, Almora, Bhopal, Mathura, Gurgoan, Jind and Delhi.