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Surmandal's Tribute to the Legends of Hindustani Classical Music

In a harmonious collaboration between Surmanadal and Telangana Tourism, the enchanting strains of Hindustani Classical Music are set to grace the cultural landscape of Hyderabad. On the 7th of April 2024, at the illustrious Jawaharlal Nehru Architecture and Fine Arts University, immerse yourself in the ethereal Morning Raaga, featuring the maestros Pt. Shubhendra Rao on Sitar and Vidushi Dr. Ashwini Bhide on Vocal.

Pt. Shubhendra Rao: Bridging Cultures Through Music

Internationally acclaimed virtuoso, composer, and cultural icon, Pt. Shubhendra Rao, emerges as a beacon of musical transcendence. Under the tutelage of the legendary Bharat Ratna Pandit Ravi Shankar, Pt. Rao's artistry extends beyond mastery of the Sitar, resonating as a conduit of cultural exchange worldwide. His compositions, including the evocative "Yathra," and the poignant "Ekta," herald a convergence of Eastern and Western musical traditions, garnering acclaim from The New York Times to audiences at the Sydney Opera House.

A luminary in his own right, Pt. Rao, alongside his wife Saskia Rao, pioneers music education through the Shubhendra and Saskia Rao Foundation, redefining pedagogical paradigms in India's scholastic landscape.

Vidushi Dr. Ashwini Bhide: A Harmonious Blend of Artistry and Intellect

Embark on a melodic odyssey with Vidushi Dr. Ashwini Bhide Deshpande, an illustrious torchbearer of the Jaipur-Atrauli gharana. Rooted in a lineage steeped in musical heritage, Dr. Bhide's journey from the realms of scientific inquiry to the intricacies of Hindustani classical vocals epitomizes the fusion of intellect and artistry.

The Rhythmic Tapestry: Accompanying Maestros

Pt. Ram Kumar Mishra, an exponent of the Banaras Gharana, leads the rhythmic ensemble, accompanied by the tabla wizardry of Shri Tanay Rege, and the harmonic embellishments of Dnyaneshwar Sonawane on the harmonium. Together, they weave a tapestry of sonic brilliance, enriching the Morning Raaga with their virtuosity and finesse.

Experience the Harmony: Admission Free

Join us on this musical pilgrimage, where the soulful strains of Hindustani Classical Music echo through the corridors of time. Admission is free, and bookings can be made through

Morning Raaga: A Confluence of Tradition and Innovation

Mark your calendars for the 7th of April 2024, as Morning Raaga unfolds at Jawaharlal Nehru Architecture and Fine Arts University, Masab Tank, Hyderabad. Let the mellifluous melodies of Pt. Shubhendra Rao and Vidushi Dr. Ashwini Bhide transport you to realms of sublime bliss, in a celebration of music's timeless allure.


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