Kumar Sarang is a santoor player who belongs to the Banaras and Maihar musical Gharanas. He developed his talent for the instrument under the tutelage of Pt. Tarun Bhattacharya who in turn was a disciple of Bharat Ratna awardee Pt. Ravishankar. Kumar has recorded at the All India Radio stations in Varanasi and Kolkata. He is proficient in Hindustani Classical Music, the accurate alaap, jod jhala, gats and tans in several talas. He can play semi–classical and folk dhuns, banarasi thumris, chaitis and dadras and has performed at several festivals across the country including the Shri Kumbha Mahotsav, Swara – Music for Life, Mahindra Kabira Festival and the Indo-American Chamber of Commerce. He will be accompanied by his father tabla maestro Lalit Kumar.
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