Parween Sultana: ITCSRA Artist of the month August, 2015

Artist of the month

Born in 1950 in Nowgong, Assam, Begum Parween Sultana received her initial tutelage in the Patiala gharana style, from her father, Janab Ikramul Majid,. She continued her musical training under Pandit Chinmoy Lahiri. And finally became a disciple of Ustad Dilshad Khan, her guru and husband which enabled her to assimilate in her gayaki the essence of both the Patiala and Kirana gharanas.

Parween Sultana made a mark as a performer early in life and gained wide popularity with her dramatic, breathtaking performances. She has participated in a number of prestigious concerts around the world and has produced many records, cassettes and compact discs. She has enthralled music lovers with her immaculate clarity of notes in a voice which traverse 3 octaves and carries with it a surcharged energy. She has received several honours for her music. Awarded the Padmashree when she was only 22, she has also received the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award.


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Maluha Maand 14.03


Maru Bihag 28.54
Artist of the month - August, 2015 : Parween Sultana

Archives :
July, 2015 - Partha Chatterjee
June, 2015 - Purnima Sen
May, 2015 - Ali Ahmad Hussain Khan
April, 2015 - Ashwini Bhide Deshpande
March, 2015 - Rajendra Prasanna
February, 2015 - Venkatesh kumar
January, 2015 - Suresh Talwalkar
December, 2014 - Kala Ramnath
November, 2014 - Ajoy Chakrabarty
October, 2014 - Mohi Bahauddin Dagar
September, 2014 - Uday Bhawalkar
August, 2014 - Pravin Godkhindi

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