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He is a flautist extraordinaire. His unparalleled mastery over the North Indian bamboo Bansuri flute has won him earned him highest acclaims across the globe.

Pandit Chaurasia was born in Allahabad, India. Young Hari Prasad began training as a wrestler until one day he picked up a bansuri. That single event changed the entire course of his life and the history of music. He then blossomed under the tutelage of maestros like Raja Ramji, Pandit Bholanath and finally Guru Annapoorna Devi, the daughter of the famous Ustad Allauddin Khan, the sister of Ustad Ali Akbar Khan.

As a world-renowned virtuoso of the Indian bansuri, Pandit Chaurasia has delighted and enthralled audiences around the world with his unique mastery of the North Indian bamboo flute (bansuri), his versatility and his inimitable style. He is the busiest and most sought-after contemporary musician in the world today.

Over the years, Pandit Chaurasia has been bestowed with numerous awards and honors - some of them are:

  • Padma Vibhushan (2000) by The Government of India - the 2nd highest civilian award
  • Hafiz Ali Khan Award for Outstanding Contributions to Indian Classical Music (2000)
  • Rajiv Gandhi Ekta Award (1999)
  • Kalidas Samman (1999)
  • Padma Bhushan (1992)
  • National Award by the Sangeet Natak Academy
  • Maharashtra Puraskar
  • Konarak Samman
  • Honorary citizenship of the City of Baltimore
  • Proclamation of July 25 as Hari Prasad Chaurasia Day in San Francisco

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Here are several of Pandit Chaurasia's albums. You can click on them to listen to excerpts from them and also buy.

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

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