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Classic crusader Durga is taking Pandit Jasraj Cultural Foundation places

The Pandit Jasraj Cultural Foundation is a big step towards creating a sustainable ecosystem for traditional music in India, Jasraj tells Vanita Kohli-Khandekar

Durga Jasraj
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Durga Jasraj

Vanita Kohli-Khandekar
How to make classical music cool? That is what has driven Durga Jasraj, 55, for long. The Pandit Jasraj Cultural Foundation, named after her late father, is arguably the biggest step in her efforts over two decades to “build the soft and hard infrastructure needed to sustain classical music,” as she puts it.
 
From singing the chorus, playing the tanpura at her father’s concerts, modelling, TV (Antakshari, Chandrakanta, Mahabharat), running a classical music company (Art and Artistes, AAA), Jasraj has struggled for long to give shape to her contribution to a world she grew up loving. As the daughter

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First Published: Jun 17 2022 | 7:37 PM IST

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