Our wishes to India’s single female Santoor player Dr. Varsha Agrawal (born 29 Jan 1967)
Posted by ElJay Arem (IMC OnAir) on January 29, 2013
Santoor is rare musical instruments of Kashmir and to find a female artist playing on this is rarest. Dr. Varsha Agrawal is an emerging Santoor Player. She is one of the most brilliant artists of Santoor. She has polished her art by strenuous training and Riyaz. and has won appreciation from audience all over the country.
Jhalawar is the place where the childhood memories of great Sitar player, Bharat Ratna Pt. Ravi Shankar have been fondly cherished. Dr. Varsha, grand daughter of renowned Physician of Rajasthan Dr. Kalyanmal Agrawal, belongs to Jhalawar.
Dr. Varsha Agrawal started learning Vocal & Tabla at an age of six from Shri Elahi Bakshji Jhalawar & Shri Girdhari Lalji Dangi, Ajmer (Raj.), since then she has been learning Vocal, Tabla & Santoor under the able guidance of Pt. Lalit Mahantji Ujjain who is a renowned Tabla Artists of Banaras Gharana and a leading disciple of Padmavibhushan Pt. Kishan Maharajji, Varanasi and Lt. Pt. Riz Ramji Desad, Mumbai of Delhi Gharana.
(Source: 01/2013 – Artists-India.com)