Our Scholars Perform
Dalia Rahut was one of the first scholars of ITC SRA, joining in 1978. Training initially under Pandit A. Kanan and subsequently under Vidushi Girija Devi from 1978 to 1992, she is a true representative of the Banaras Gharana, excelling in thumri, dadra, tappa, kajri, holi, chaiti, jhula, bhajan and other semi-classical forms. Post SRA, she has devoted her life to the promotion of light classical music through teaching, workshops and vocal recitals in India and abroad. Presently she heads the Indian Music Section of Calcutta School of Music. This is an excerpt from her recent recital at SRA, in February 2012. Accompanying her were Ashoke Mukherjee on tabla, Rupashree Bhattacharya on harmonium, Kamlesh Mishra on sarangi and Avanti Bhattacharya, on tanpura, as vocal support.