Vedaaranya Heritage Arts and Healing Festival 2016

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Sajan Misra

Sajan Misra

Rajan and Sajan Mishra (Hindi: राजन और साजन मिश्रा) are brothers, renowned singers of the khyal style of Indian classical music. They were awarded the Padma Bhushan in 2007, Sangeet Natak Akademi Award, jointly in 1998and the Gandharwa National Award for 1994-1995
They are part of a 300-year old lineage of khyal singing of the Banaras gharana, the Mishra brothers have been performing to audiences all over Indian and the world for many years, and have so far released over 20 music albums in genres ranging from classical Khayal gayaki, to semi-classical tappa and bhajans.
Rajan (born 1951) and Sajan Mishra' (born 1956) were born and brought up in Varanasi. They received their musical training from their grandfather, Bade Ram Das Ji Mishra, and also their father, Hanuman Prasad Mishra, and from their uncle, sarangi virtuoso, Gopal Prasad Mishra, and started performing while they were still in their teens,they moved to Ramesh Nagar in Delhi, in 1977, where they continue to live
They gave their first concert abroad, was in Sri lanka in 1978, and soon they went on to perform in many countries across the world including, Germany, France, Switzerland, Austria, USA, UK, The Netherlands, USSR, Singapore, Qatar and Muscat.