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Hindustani classical vocalist Pandit Jasraj ’s biography all set to be launched in August

New Delhi, July 30: An authorized biography of the 88-year-old Hindustani classical vocalist Pandit Jasraj, by Hindi poet Sunita Budhiraja, is set to formally launch in India in August after its US launch, publisher Vani Prakashan said. The 534-page book, “Rasraj: Pandit Jasraj”, has incidents and anecdotes from his life, from the time of his birth to his tabla-playing days and his journey when he became a renowned vocalist in Hindustani Classical music. It is available online on e-commerce sites Flipkart and Amazon priced Rs 2,400 for the hardcover and Rs 895 for the paperback versions. The Mewati-Gharana music maestro was awarded the Padma Shri in 1975, the Padma Bhushan in 1990 and the Padma Vibhushan in 2000. (IANS)

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