Sarod Maestro Rajeev Taranath Passes Away At 91

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Sarod maestro of international repute Rajeev Taranath has passed away in Mysuru on Tuesday (11th June 2024) in Karnataka after a prolonged illness. He was 91. His mortal remains will be kept for the public to pay their last respects till 1200 noon tomorrow in Mysuru. A disciple of Ali Akbar Khan, the reputed Sarod player Taranath had enthralled the audience across different continents. After obtaining his Doctorate in English Literature he had served as a Professor in different educational institutions. However he gave up his career to pursue his passion in music. He has composed music for many internationally acclaimed Kannada films including Samskara, Kanchana Sita and Kadavu. He served as the head of the Indian music programme at the World Music department of the California Institute of the Arts. He is the recipient of Padma Shri award in 2019. He is also honoured with Central Sangeet Natak Academy award, the state Sangeet Vidwan award, Chowdiah award, Kannada Rajyotsava Award given by Karnataka state Government among others for his valuable contribution to Indian classical music.

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