Smt. Lalith J. Rao

Smt. Lalith J. Rao - B.Sc., B.E., M.Sc.E (Canada) 

Smt. Lalith J. Rao is a musician by choice. Even though she has a Master’s Degree in Engineering from the University of New Brunswick in Canada, she decided to take up Hindustani vocal classical music as a full-time pursuit.

She received her early training in music from Pt. Rama Rao Naik, later Pt. Dinkar Kaikini, and finally for fourteen years from Padma Bhushan Ustad Khadim Hussain Khan, a doyen of the Agra-Atrauli Gharna.

Laith Rao has performed in all major Sangeet Sammelans all over India. She also performed many times in Europe, USA and Canada. She has to her credit several commercial cassettes and a commercial CDs. She is a top grade artiste of the All India Radio.

She was the Chief Coordinator for the Ford Foundation archival project of the Sangeet Research Academy of Calcutta for two years. During this period she recorded several old master of Hindustani Classical Music singing their traditional Ragas and compositions.

A traditionalist to the core, she espouses the beauties and intricacies of pure classical vocalism, exhibiting the purity of Ragas and highlighting the rich and varied repertoire of the multi-faceted Agra-Atrauli Gharana.

Here is composition sung in Raga Malati Bihag – Tala Madhyalaya Teentala, Lyrics : Barajo Na Maane…

1. Raga Bilaval Ke Prakar – A lecture demonstration by Smt. Lalith J. Rao
2. Archival audio recordings of Smt. Lalith J. Rao


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