Mandira Lahiri is a foremost representative of Lucknow Gharana of North Indian Classical (hindustani) Vocal Music. She was born in Assam and was initiated to vocal music by her maternal uncle Late Sri. Birendra Kumar Phukan. Later on with her advancement as a student she came to Kolkata to study under Guru and father-in-law late Pandit Chinmoy Lahiri, the prolific teacher/performer who produced some outstanding performers like Begum Parveen Sultana.
In 1975 Mandira's talent was nationally recognized for the first time. All India Radio awarded her with the highest position in light classical vocal music, which other than khayal is also her subject of excellence. Now she holds the top grade in this classification in AIR.
Mandira is gifted with a very sonorous voice. She has a unique style of singing inherited from her guru. Her style of khayal singing is characterized by pure and meticulous treatment of ragas. Taans and sargams are developed on a variety of rhythmic patterns which travel through the octaves. She has performed in USA several times and has appreciated by all.
Type : Audio CD
Item(s) : 1
Coupling No. : CD-BMC-043
Released : April-2004
Pkg Type : Jewel Box
Net Wt. : 80gms