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Pandit Vijay Raghav Rao
Hindustani Instrumental Music (Flute)

Pandit Vijay Raghav Rao\'s romance with the read began more than seven decades ago and since the last six decades, he has been instrumental in making the bansuri as a true and essential symbol of Indian culture through out the world.

Born on November 3, 1925 in Chennai, Panditji is still active in interpreting our ancient music to modem years with an understanding that is at once chaste, yet traditional. His creative urge expressed itself in many critically acclaimed orchestration and dance ensembles, feature films and short films.

Bestowed with Sangit Natak Academy awards Panditji has also received several honourary doctorates from various universities as well as awards and honours from all over the world. Thus, Panditji, poems, orchestration and also in his choreography. Panditji\'s music score in Mrinal Sen\'s \'Bhuvan Sheme\' was honoured at New Delhi film festival. He also provided excellent music score to M.F. Hussain\'s short film. \'Through the eyes of a Painter\'.  Over the decades Pandit Vijay Raghav Rao has proved beyond doubt his preeminence for the young generation as a performer, Musicologist, Choregrapher, Music Director and as a great Guru.

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