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|Hariprasad Chaurasia biography|
|Known for||Flustist and composer associated with Indian classical music and film compositions|
|Important dates||Birthday: 1 July 1938|
|Important places||Birth place: Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, India|
|Family||Father: His father was a wrestler
Spouse: Kamla Chaurasia, Anuradha Chaurasia
Children: Vinay Chaurasia, Ajay Chaurasia, Rajiv Chaurasia
|Teacher||Pandit Rajaram, Pandit Bholanath Prasanna|
|Life||Unlike many other musicians from musically inclined families, hariprasad chaurasia came from a family with no interest in music. Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia’s father was a wrestler. He actually had to learn music without his father’s knowledge as his father wanted him to become a wrestler. His mother died when he was only 6 years old. At a very young age, he started learning music and practicing at his friend’s house. His initial lessons came from his neighbour, Pandit Rajaram when he was 15 years old. At a later stage, he switched to playing flute under the guidance of Pandit Bholanath Prasanna for eight years.
In 1957, hariprasad Chaurasia joined All India Radio in Cuttack (Odisha) where he worked as a composer and a performer. At a later stage, while he was working for All India Radio, he started receiving guidance from reclusive Annapurna Devi who was the daughter of Allaudin Khan.
Hariprasad Chaurasia is best known for making Indian Classical Music popular all over the world. He is considered as a living legend and is considered amongst the greatest masters of the Bamboo flute. He has also worked as a music director for several films.
He also serves as the artistic director of World Music Department at Rotterdam Music Conservatory. He founded institutions like Vrindavan Gurukul in Mumbai and Vrindavan Gurukul in Bhubaneshwar. These institutes are schools which are dedicated to training students in classical music according to Guru-shishya tradition. He has also collaborated with many western musicians which include John McLaughlin, Ken Lauber and Jan Garbarek
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