Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia playing the bansuri
Photographed by Shiva
Bansuri (bamboo flute) maestro Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia mesmerised UoH with his recital on the Sunday (August 8) evening. His ragas of yamen and praharee accompanied by Vijay Ghate on Tabla and Rukmini Devi on Tambura enthralled the gathering. Maestro’s bansuri cast a magic spell on the audience who couldn’t resist from making rounds of applause.
The maestro was here to inaugurate VIRASAT-2010 organised by the Hyderabad Chapter of the ‘Society for the Promotion of Indian Classical Music and Culture Amongst the Youth’ (SPIC MACAY). Kiran Seth, the founder and Chairman of SPIC MACAY, lit the lamp as he was asked to do so by the maestro.
Pandit Hariprasad was honoured by Prof. Seyed E. Hasnain, Vice Chancellor of the UoH. The UoH subchapter of SPIC MACAY was started in 2007 providing a good platform to organise cultural programmes involving many internationally acclaimed artists.
Ms. Kavita Dwibedi, Odissi performer, Mr. C. P. Mohan Kumar, Registrar of UoH, Prof. B. Anantha Krishnan, Faculty Co-ordinator, Rajeev Vellichetti, Cultural Coordinator of the UoH, Vikas Nagrare, Vice-Chairman to SPIC MACAY, Kumar Ashish, Coordinator to Subchapter of SPIC MACAY UoH, were also present.