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Padmini Rao studied under Ustad Zia Mohiuddin Dagar, the Dhrupad and Rudra veena maestro. She received her master’s degree in music from SNDT University in Mumbai, India, under the guidance of Padma Bhushan, Dr. Prabha Atre. Padmini has been Dr. Atre’s student for over 20 years. Her music is thus a blend of two of India’s most enchanting musical streams: the dhrupad and the khayal.
“Refinement was the keyword of Padmini Rao’s performance…The Meera and Kabir Das bhajans testified to her pursuit of superior aesthetics.” Lalithaa Krishnan in The Hindu, August 25, 2006.
“Padmini Rao sings with her heart and her passion flows deep from her voice.” The Hindustan Times, Bhopal, March 28, 2004.
“Rao, who has been described as one of the most promising singers of the Kirana Gharana, has become a global ambassador for Indian classical…
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