“When we sing, we are one soul singing, even though we are in two bodies” Says Pts. Rajan-Sajan Misra, Born into the family of great maestros of Banaras Gharana with Pt. Ganesh Misra (Great Grand Father). Pt. Sursahai Misra (Grand Father), Gayanacharya Pt. Bade Ram Das Ji Misra, Sarangi wizards Pt. Hanuman Prasad Misra (their Father), Pt. Gopal Misra (their Uncle).
Pts. Rajan-Sajan Misra’s taleem began as if with first breath of life. No wonder, therefore, their music is marked by an unequally reposeful exposition of the raga balanced with aesthetic tension generated through delicate handling of rhythm. The intricate creative process make their rendering both academically rich and melodically abounding. While executing intricate Tanns and Sargams, their wide ranging mellifluous voice, combine with masterly Sargams, their wide ranging mellifluous voice, combine with masterly command over the technique, enables them to translate their highest flight of imagination into sublime music.
They are today the foremost exponent of the Banaras Gharana of singing. Saraswati, The Hindu Goddess of music and learning, has amply showered her blessings on the two brothers: Rajan ji is a post graduate in sociology, and Sajan ji a graduate from the Banaras Hindu University.
Music that religiously observes the purity of raga, gifted with rare sensitivity, Pts. Rajan-Sajan Misra’s compositions reflect a high regard of literary content, which brings out their subtlest intended emotions and carry an instant appeal with the audience.
Pts. Rajan-Sajan Misra have delighted audiences all over the world, and their creativity and contribution to the art has won them wide recognition from various quarters, including the much prized honour, the Padma Bhushan Award, Sangeet Natak Academy Award given by the President of India. They have been conferred in the past, Kashi Gaurav Award, Sangeet Bhushan Award and Sanskriti Award given by the Prime Minister of India.
The other awards bestowed in 2014 & 2015 are Yash Bharti Award by Uttar Pradesh Govt, Tansen Award by Madhya Pradesh Govt. , Pandit Omkarnath Thakur Award by Gujarat Govt. and Master Dinanath Puraskar by Smt Lata Mangeshkar.
They have extensively toured all over the world. Many times to U.S.A. , whole of Europe, Singapore, Sri-Lanka and countries in Middle-East, Doha, Qatar, Dubai etc. They have given whole night concert in Royal Albert Hall (London) Lincoln centre in U.S.A. They have also received most respectful honour as citizenship of Baltimore city of U.S.A.
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