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Dear Music Lovers,

Rithwik Foundation for Performing Arts is proud to present an exclusive e-Swaranubhuti program, featuring Ustad Shahid Parvez & Pt. Ronu Majumdar.

This program was originally showcased as one of the performance segment in the Anandotsav concert, which was organised by Aamad Pratishthan, in association with Rithwik Foundation for Performing Arts in December 2023, in Mumbai.

Featuring: An Instrumental Duet with

Ustad Shahid Parvez (Sitar) & Pt. Ronu Majumdar (Flute)

Accompanied by:

Shri Ojas Adhiya (Tabla)

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Ustad Shahid Parvez Khan stands as a globally acclaimed virtuoso of the sitar, recognized among the foremost players worldwide. Honoured with prestigious accolades such as the Padma Shri from the

Government of India and the Sangeet Natak Academy Award, ParvezJi regularly embarks on concert tours spanning India, Europe, North America, Asia, and Australia, captivating audiences with his musical prowess.

Shahid ParvezJi’s musical expression is both innovative and ever-evolving. His distinctive tone and keen artistic sensibility have established him as a revered performer and composer. The potency of his music emanates from the dynamically charged sound he conjures on stage, accentuating the unique capabilities of the sitar while drawing inspiration from diverse musical influences recognizable to discerning ears.

He not only upholds tradition but also pushes its boundaries, elevating it to greater heights of aesthetic beauty.

As the seventh-generation representative of the Etawah Gharana, Shahid Parvez Khan was introduced to the rich traditions of the Gharana at a young age by his father and mentor, Ustad Aziz Khan, a renowned musician and son of the legendary sitar and surbahar virtuoso, Ustad Waheed Khan.

Hailing from a lineage that produced revered figures in Hindustani Classical Music, including Ustad Sahabdad Khan, Ustad Imdad Khan, Ustad Enayet Khan, and Ustad Vilayat Khan, Shahid Parvez Khan continues to carry forward the legacy with distinction

Pt. Ronu Majumdar

Born on June 22, 1963, in Varanasi, Pt. Ronu Majumdar’s musical journey began during his formative years in the vibrant musical atmosphere of the city. Varanasi, teaming with musical luminaries such as the eminent tabla maestro Pt. Kishan Maharaj, the Thumri Queen Smt. Girija Devi, and the legendary Ustad Bismilla Khan, played a pivotal role in shaping RonuJi’s early musical influences.

Growing up in a disciplined manner, Pandit Ronu Majumdar diligently followed the Guru-Shishya tradition, visiting his mentor’s house for lessons. His unwavering dedication, commitment, and focus bore fruit, helping him overcome the challenges of a challenging life.

PanditJi emerged as a trendsetter and style influencer, contributing significantly to the global popularity of the flute during his era. His remarkable journey is marked by numerous accolades, starting with the All-India Radio Award, Aditya Vikram Birla Award (1999), Sangeet Natak Academy Award (2014), Lifetime Achievement Award by Navbharat Times, National Kumar Gandharva Award (2006), and Pandit Jasraj Gaurav Puraskar (2008), presented by the Honourable Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Shri. Devendra Phadnavis.

Acknowledged as India’s top-ranking flautist, Pandit Ronu Majumdar’s music has brought solace to countless ears. Collaborating with musical legends such as Gulzar Sahab, R. D Burman, Vishal Bhardwaj, Baaba Maal, Asha Bhosle, and Khayyam, he has left an indelible mark on the industry. Noteworthy is his contribution to Pt. Ravi Shankar Ji’s album ‘Chants of India’ and his participation in the merchant ivory film ‘In Custody’ (1994), alongside Zakir Hussain and Ustad Sultan Khan.

Beyond national borders, Panditji has gained international acclaim with releases like ‘Primary Colours’ in Hollywood. Collaborating with global icons like Ry Cooder, George Harrison, Michael Stipe, and John Hassels, he has showcased the versatility of his artistry. His album ‘Passages’ with Philip Glass stands as a testament to his global impact

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