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R.I.P. … female Sarodian Vidushi Zareen Daruwala (born 1946) is no more…

Posted by ElJay Arem (IMC OnAir) on December 20, 2014

Just received the sad news from Mumbai by Kishor Merchant. Our condolences go to the family, close friends and musical fans. R.I.P. 

close up picture from INT concert (Tks to Nikhil N Mehta for sharing)

close up picture from INT concert (Tks to Nikhil N Mehta for sharing)

<pVidushi Zareen Daruwala was born in 1946. She was a child prodigy and a celebrated sarod player of India.

Zarin Daruwala on CD Cover "Ornate Strings Sarod" with Ragas: Malkauns, Kafi, Gavti and Bhairavi  (EMI - RPG CLASSICAL / CDNF 150046)

Zarin Daruwala on CD Cover “Ornate Strings Sarod” with Ragas: Malkauns, Kafi, Gavti and Bhairavi (EMI – RPG CLASSICAL / CDNF 150046)

One of the very few female Sarod players represented on highest level theHindustani vocal styleAgra Gharana.

She was trained by several eminent musicians like Pandit Haripad Ghosh, Pandit Bhishamdev Vedi, Khayal vocalist Pandit Laxman Prasad Jasperware (doyen of Jaipur & Goswami Gharana) , violinist Pandit V.G. Jog (1922-2004) and Pandit Shrikrishna Narayan Ratanjankar (1900-1974) of Agra Gharana.

She became Zareen Sharma after she married the famous sitarist Pandit Ashok Sharma (youngest son of Bhagatram, the famous Husnalal-Bhagatram film music duo).

As a musician of the top order she received several honours including Sangeet Natak Academy Award and Dada Saheb Phalke Award.


Video: Raag ChandraNandan by Sarodian Vidushi Zareen Daruwala…

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