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Flute is my way of living.I feel that its sound reaches out to the soul more directly than words. I was inclined towards this instrument since I was a kid. However I began my serious training in this arena at the age of 13. I have been learning Indian Classical Music since then and shall remain a student for my lifetime. I had the privilege to learn flute in 'Pt. Hariprasad Chaurasia' style from my first guru and that inspired me to make bansuri my life’s calling.

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Living By the ragas

Being a classical musician I live by the Ragas. For me every Raga is a medicine, a mantra. I do believe they have healing powers. For me every Raga has a soul. Everytime I practice a Raga I become peaceful and still. I was convinced that the essence of a Raga can be conveyed with or without the support of lyrics. That is the beauty of Indian music, it is an unusual combination of technique, structure and improvisation With the world of music opening up to new sounds and experiments, I am happy that bansuri allows me to express myself as part of fusion ensembles.

Flute Sisters Guru


Under the guidance of Pt. Kusumakar Pandya I received my initial training in flute and further have had the privilege to be trained by Pt. Vivek Sonar, disciple of living god of flute PadmaVibhushan Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia.I am indeed fortunate to inherit the Maihar Gharana lineage and lucky to follow the path paved by its founder Baba Allauddin Khan and Smt. Annapurna Devi. My guru insisted on learning by hearing and observation. He always discouraged recording and writing down lessons and taught me how to effectively communicate via Bansuri and put in feelings in the music to make it more expressive and appealing.