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Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia (Hindi:  पंडित हरिप्रसाद चौरसिया ) is an internationally renowned world class flutist from India. He is credited with popularising Indian Classical music in India and abroad through various experiments and innovations he made with the traditional music.

  • Born: 1st July  1938 , Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh , India.
  • Occupations: Flutist, Composer.
  • Instruments: Indian bamboo flute (Bansuri)
  • Inspired by / Guru(s) : Pandit Raja Ram of Varanasi (Vocal) ; Pandit Bholanath Prasanna of Varanasi (Flute); Annapurna Devi (Flute) (born: Roshanara Khan, duaghter of Ustad Allauddin Khan
  • Spouse: Anuradha, a classical vocalist from Orissa.
  • Children: Rajeev
  • Grandchildren: Renee and Raaina Chaurasia

When you leave nothing behind, you cry at the point of death, but I still dream, I dare to dream that through my playing and through my students my flute will be left behind as the memory of Krishna

Early life: 

Hariprasad Chaurasia was born on 1st July, 1938 in Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh. His father was a famous wrestler and had anspirations for his son to carry forward the legacy. His mother died when he was 6. The younger Chaurasia had an early love of music, however, and by the age of 15 was taking his first steps toward a lifetime as a performer by studying classical vocal with Pandit Raja Ram of  Varanasi.

Career:

Hariprasad Chaurasi began learning classical vocal music from Pandit Rajaram at the age of 15. Within a year, he switched to flute-playing after hearing Pandit Bholanath, a noted flautist from Varanasi on Radio. He tutored under Pandit Bholanath for eight years and in 1957, moved to Orissa where he became a staff artiste working as a performer and composer for All India Radio in Cuttack, Orissa. He met his wife of 39 years, Anuradha an established singer, there. Later he was transferred to All India Radio, Mumbai. There he met renowned Surbahar player Annapurna Devi his ‘Guruma’ and trained under her. She is the daughter of late Ustad Allauddin Khan and sister of famous Sarod player Ali Akbar Khan. He left All India Radio to pursue a career as a flutist and from then on there has been no looking back for him. He travels around the world giving concerts residing in Holland for almost half a year and making it a point to be at home in Mumbai, India for his 24-hour recital on the ‘Janmashtami’ day (Lord Krishna’s birthday). He has performed with greats like Yehudi Menuhin, John McLaughlin and Jean Pierre Rampal and as a part of his experimentation, he has tried pop, jazz, rock, western classical fusions with the traditional Indian music. He has also released many albums of his compositions and done film music with his friend and Santoor exponent Pandit Shivkumar Sharma for films like ‘Silsila’, ‘Darr’ and others earning mass appeal.

He has collaborated with several western musicians, including John McLaughlin and Jan Gabarek, and has also composed music for a number of Indian films. He has performed throughout the world winning acclaim from varied audiences and fellow musicians including Yehudi Menuhin and Jean Pierre Rampal.

Awards:

  • In 1984, in recognition of his outstanding contribution to music, he received the National Award of the Sangeet Natak Academy. In 1990, he was awarded the ‘Maharashtra Gaurav Puraskar’.
  • In 1992, received ‘Padma Bhushan’ and the ‘Konarak Samman’ by the Orissa state government.
  • In 1994, he was bestowed the ‘Yash Bharati Sanman’ by Uttar Paradesh government. This immensely popular humble artiste also gives training to several dedicated students.
  • In 2000, received Padma Bhushan.
  • In 2000, received Hafiz Ali Khan Award
  • In 2000, received Deenanath Mangeshkar Award
  • In 2008, The Art & Music Foundation of Pune, India felicted  him Pune Pandit Award.
  • In 2009, he received  Akshaya Sanman
  • In 2009, Pt. Chaurasia was awarded the National Eminence award, Nada Vidya Bharati by Visakha Music and Dance Academy, Vizag, Andhra Pradesh.

Honours:

  • On 1 July, 2008 on the occasion of his 70th Birthday, his official biography “Woodwinds of Change” by Shri Surjit Singh was released by none other than Mr. Amitabh Bachchan. Soon after, Panditji was honoured by the Dutch Royal family at a glittering ceremony at Amsterdam. He was conferred the title OFFICER IN THE ORDER OF ORANGE-NASSAU( “officier in de Orde van Oranje-Nassau”) and was honored by Princess Maxima herself. Pt. Chaurasia has been teaching Indian music at the Rotterdam Music Conservatory for the past 15 years. He is the Artistic Director of the Indian Music department.
  • This year shortly after his 71st Birthday he was honored by the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of France. He has been appointed as KNIGHT IN THE ORDER OF ARTS AND LETTER (“Ordres des Arts et Lettres”) in appreciation for the significant contribution he has made to spread culture in France and the rest of the World.
  • In 2009, Pt, Hariprasad Chauasia received Honorary Doctorate by the North Orissa University for his unparalleled role and contribution to the world of Indian Classical Music.

Discography:

Call of the Valley with Shivkumar Sharma and Brij Bhushan Kabra.

“Krishnadhwani 60” Vol.2
Flute – Hari Prasad Chaurasia
Tabla – Anindo Chaterjee
Raga – Jog & Desh
Music Today.

“Krishna Dhwani 60” Vol.4
Flute – Hari Prasad Chaurasia
Tabla – Shafaat Ahmed Khan
Raga – kaunshi Kanada
Music Today.
name “Krishna Dhwani 60 Vol.1″
Flute – Hari Prasad Chaurasia
Tabla – Shafaat Ahmed Khan
Raga – Mangaldhwani, Pahadi Dhun
Music Today.
name ” Krishnadhwani 60″ Vol.3
Flute – Hari Prasad Chaurasia
Tabla – Shafaat Ahmed Khan
Raga – Haripriya
Music Today. 

name “Pt. Hari Prasad Chaurasia – Flute”
Flute – Hari Prasad Chaurasia
Tabla – Shafaat Ahmad Khan
Raga – Hemavathi, Desh, Bhatiyali Dhun
The Gramophone Company of India Ltd.

” Pt. Hariprasad Chaurasia – Flute”
Flute – Hari Prasad Chaurasia
Tabla – Shafaat Ahmed Khan
Ragas – Hemavathi, Desh & bhatiyali Dhun
The Gramophone Company of India Ltd.

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“Pt. Hariprasad Chaurasia – Flute”
Flute – Hari Prasad Chaurasia
Tabla – Shafaat Ahmed Khan
Ragas – Indira kalian, Dhun
The Gramophone Company of India Ltd..

“Morning to Midnight Ragas – Morning Ragas”
Flute – Hari Prasad Chaurasia
Raga – Basant Mukhari
RPG – The Gramophone Company of India, Ltd..

“Call of the Valley”
Flute – Hari Prasad Chaurasia
Santoor – Shiv Kumar Sharma
Guitar – Brij Bhushan Kabra
Ragas – Ahir Bhairav, Nat Bhairav, Piloo, Ghara, Bhoop, Desh, Pahadi,
Bageshwari and Dhun in Mishra Kirwani
The Gramophone Company of India Ltd..

“Venu” Flute –
Hari Prasad Chaurasia
Tabla – Zakir Hussain
Raga Ahir Bhairav
Rykodisc – 360 Productions

“Live in Ahmedabad ’89”
Flute – Hari Prasad Chaurasia
Tabla – Shafaat Ahmed Khan
Raga – Lalit, Bengali Folk tune in Bhatiyali.

“Immortal Series”
Flute – Hari Prasad Chaurasia
Tabla -Sabir Khan
Ragas- Jog, hansadhwani & Thumri Mishra Piloo
Super Cassettes Industries Ltd. 1990.

“Megh Malhar” Vol.3
Flute – Hari Prasad Chaurasia
Tabla – Anindo Chaterjee
Flute Support – Rupak Kulkarni
Vocal – Bhimsen Joshi
Harmonium – Purushottam Walawalkar
Tabla – Nana Muley
Ragas – Madhu Malhar & Miyan Ki Malhar
Living Media Ltd., 1991.


“Night Ragas” Vol.1
Flute – Hari Prasad Chaurasia
Flute Support – Rupak Kulkarni
Tabla – Anindo Chaterjee
Raga – Jhinjhoti
Living Media Ltd.

“Live in Amsterdam ’92”
Flute – Hari Prasad Chaurasia
Tabla – Anindo Chaterjee
Raga – Jog Kauns, Sindh Bhairavi
Stiching India Muziek, Netherlands

“Morning to Midnight Ragas – Afternoon Ragas”
Flute – Hari Prasad Chaurasia
Raga – Brindavani Sarang
Living Media Ltd.

“All time Favorites”
Flute – Hari Prasad Chaurasia
Tabla – Sabir Khan
Ragas- Madhumat Sarang, Miyan Ki Malhar, Rachna Pahadi
Super Cassettes industries Ltd.

“Live from Sawai Gandharva Music Festival – Video (VHS) ”
Flute – Hari Prasad Chaurasia
Flute Support – Roopak Kulkarni
Tabla – Zakir Hussain
Raga – Chaundrakauns
Sawai Gandharva Samaj.

“Live in Amsterdam ‘ 92”
Flute – Hari Prasad Chaurasia
Tabla – Anindo Chaterjee
Raga – Jog kauns & Sindhu Bhairavi
Stiching India Muziek, Netherlands.

“Afternoon Ragas” Vol.2
Flute – Hari Prasad Chaurasia
Flute Support – Rupak Kulkarni
Tabla – Anindo Chaterjee
Raga – Brindavani Sarang
Living Media Ltd.

“Raga-s DU Nord Et Du Sud
Flute – Hari Prasad Chaurasia
Tabla – Zakir Hussain
Flute Support – Rupak Kulkarni Christian Ledoux
Ragas – Puriya Kalian, Janasammohini
MPO France.

“Immortal Series – Flute Fantasia”
Flute – Hari Prasad Chaurasia
Tabla – Sabir Khan
Ragas – Bairagi, Rachana Suprabhat, Marwa
Super Cassettes Industries Ltd. 1992.

“Indian Classical Masters”
Flute – Hari Prasad Chaurasia
Tabla – Fazal Qureshi
Raga – Darbari Kanada, Dhun in Mishra Piloo
Nimbus Communication International Ltd.

“Daylight Ragas”
Flute – Hari Prasad Chaurasia
Tabla – Madan Mishra
Raga – Desi, Shudh Sarang, Dhun
Indische Tanzschule Chanda Dhara
Stuttgart, Germany.

“Flute – Hariprasad Chaurasia ”
Flute – Hari Prasad Chaurasia
Tabla – Zakir Hussain
Spanish Guitar – Sunil Kaushik
Raga Ahir Lalit and Dhun in Sindh Bhairavi
EMI India Ltd..


“Thumri – The Music of Love”
Flute – Hari Prasad Chaurasia
Tabla – Nizamuddin Khan
Raga – Mishra Khamaj, Piloo, Pahadi & Bhairavi
The Gramophone Company of India Ltd.

“Thumri” – The Music of Love
Flute – Hari Prasad Chaurasia
Tabla – Nizamuddin Khan
Ragas – Mishra Khamaj, Piloo, Pahadi & Bhairavi
The Gramophone Company of India Ltd.

“In A Mellow Mood”
Flute – Hari Prasad Chaurasia
Flute Support – Rupak Kulkarni
Tabla – Shafaat Ahmed Khan
Raga – Shudh Basanth, Yogini, Pahadi Dhun
The Music India Ltd.

“Possession” Vol.3
Flute – Hari Prasad Chaurasia
Tabla – Zakir Hussain
Raga – Kala ranjani & Pahadi Dhun
Pan Music & Magazines Ltd. 1994
1994

“Immortal Series – Devine Drupad”
Flute – Hari Prasad Chaurasia
Tabla – Zakir Hussain
Raga – Jait, Bihag & Khamaj
Super Cassettes Industries Ltd.

“Possession” Vol.2
Flute – Hari Prasad Chaurasia
Tabla – Zakir Hussain
Raga – Hansadhwani
Pan Music and Magazines Ltd.

“Immortal Series – Devine Dhrupad”
Flute – Hari Prasad Chaurasia
Tabla – Zakir Hussain
Raga – Jait, Bihag, Khamaj
Super Cassettes Industries Ltd.

“Classic Greats1 – Ideas on Flute”
Flute – Hari Prasad Chaurasia
Tabla – Shubhankar Banerjee
Ragas – Haripriya & Mishra Tillang
The Gramophone Company of India Ltd..

“In Live Concert”
Flute – Hari Prasad Chaurasia
Raga- Yaman & Ragamaalika
EMI – The Gramophone Company of India Ltd.

“Cascades of Hindustani Music”
Flute – Hari Prasad Chaurasia
Tabla – Shubhankar Banerjee
Ragas- Bhairav & Yaman
Oriental Recoprods Inc.

“Maharishi Gandharva Veda” – Afternoon Melody Vol 16. No4
Flute – Hari Prasad Chaurasia
Tabla – Shubhankar Banerjee
Raga – Samanta Sarang
Maharishi World Centre of Gandharva Veda.

“Maharishi Gandharva Veda – Late Night Melody Vol.9 No.8
Flute – Hari Prasad Chaurasia
Tabla – Shubhankar Banerjee
Raga – Sindhu Bhairavi
Maharishi World Centre of Gandharva Veda.

“Maharishi Gandharva Veda – Sunset Melody – Vol.16 No.5
Flute – Hari Prasad Chaurasia
Tabla – Shubhankar Banerjee
Raga – Puriya Dhanashree
Maharishi World Centre of Gandharva Veda.

“Malhar-Chandrika”
Flute – Hari Prasad Chaurasia
Tabla – Sabir Khan
Raga – Miya Ki Malhar
Sarod – Amjad Ali Khan
Tabla – Rashid Mustafa Tirakwa
Super Cassettes Industries Ltd.

“Maharishi Gandharva Veda” – Sunset Melody Vol.9
Flute – Hari Prasad Chaurasia
Tabla – Shubhankar Banerjee
Raga – Marwa
Maharishi World Centre of Gandharva Veda.

“Maharishi Gandharva Veda” Afternoon Melody Vol.9 No.4
Flute – Hari Prasad Chaurasia
Tabla – Shubhankar Banerjee
Raga – Multhani
Maharishi World Centre of Gandharva Veda.

Maharishi Gandharva Veda – Evening Melody Vol.16 . No.6
Flute – Hari Prasad Chaurasia
Tabla – Shubhankar Banerjee
Raga – Maru Bihag
Maharishi World Centre of Gandharva Veda.

“Hariprasad Chaurasia – Flute”
Flute – Hari Prasad Chaurasia
Tabla – Sabir Khan
Raga – Kaunsi kanada
Nimbus Records Ltd.

“Music 157 – Live in London” 1990
Flute – Hari Prasad Chaurasia
Tabla – Fazal Qureshi
Raga – Jait
Navras Records Ltd.

” Music – Flute”
Flute – Hari Prasad Chaurasia
Tabla – Shubhankar banerjee
Ragas – Jaijaiwanti, Latangi, Dhun in Mishra Pahadi
The Gramophone Company of India Ltd.

“Great Jugalbandis” 2 CD Album
Flute – Hari Prasad Chaurasia
Vocal – Pt. Jasraj
Tabla – Zakir Hussain
Violin – Kala Ramnath
Raga – Jog
Navras Records Ltd.

Maharishi Gandharva Veda – Morning Melody Vol.16 No.2
Flute – Hari Prasad Chaurasia
Tabla – Shubhankar banerjee
Raga – Jait
Maharishi World Centre of Gandharva Veda.

“Music from the world of OSHO – Above & Beyond” – Two CD Album
Flute – Hari Prasad Chaurasia
Tabla – Shafaat Ahmed Khan
Ragas – Hemavathi, Dhun in Shivaranjani
Pan Music and Magazines Ltd.

“Maharishi Gandharva Veda – Morning Melody ” Vol.9. No.2
Flute – Hari Prasad Chaurasia
Tabla – Shubhankar Banerjee
Raga – Gujari Todi
Maharishi World Centre of Gandharva Veda.

Maharishi Gandharva Veda – Midnight Melody Vol.16 No.7
Flute – Hari Prasad Chaurasia
Tabla – Shubhankar Banerjee
Raga – Gungi Kanada
Maharishi World Centre of Gandharva Veda.

“Prem Yog”
Flute – Hari Prasad Chaurasia
Tabla – Vijay Ghate
Guitar – Jayantilal Gosher
Raga – Dhani & Shivaranjani
The Gramophone Company of India Ltd.

“Written on the Wind”
Flute – Hari Prasad Chaurasia
Tabla – Fazal Qureshi
Ragas – Marwa, Durga, Pahadi.

“Music – Flute”
Flute – Hari Prasad Chaurasia
Tabla – Fazal Qureshi
Raga – Darbari Kanada & Mishra Piloo
Nimbus Records Ltd.

“Maharishi Gandharva Veda ”
Evening Melody Vol.9 No.6
Flute – Hari Prasad Chaurasia
Tabla – Shubhankar Banerjee
Raga – Desh
Maharishi world Centre of Gandharva Veda.

“Romantic Themes”
Flute – Hari Prasad Chaurasia
Flute Support – Ramakantha Patil
Tabla – Zakir Hussain
Ragas – Abhogi, Chandrakauns, Dhun in Mishra Pahadi
The Gramophone Company of India Ltd.

“Saptarishi – Live at Siri Fort”
Flute – Hari Prasad Chaurasia
Tabla – Shubhankar Banerjee
Ragas – Chandrakauns
Magnasound (India) Pvt. Ltd..

“The Mystical Flute of Hari Prasad Chaurasia”
Flute – Hari Prasad Chaurasia
Tabla – Zakir Hussain
Ragas – Bageshwari & Manjh Khamaj
Oriental Records Ltd.

“Music – Flute”
Flute – Hari Prasad Chaurasia
Tabla – Sabir Khan
Raga – Bhimpalasi
Nimbus Records Ltd.

“Maestro’s Choice”
Flute – Hari Prasad Chaurasia
Tabla – Shubhankar Banerjee
Raga – Durga & Bageshwari
Music Today.

“Basant Bahar’ Vol.4
Flute – Hari Prasad Chaurasia
Vocal – Pt. Jasraj
Tabla –
Raga – Bhavan Bahar, Adi Basant, Sahana Bahar, Pahadi Dhun
Music Today India.

“Chaurasia’s Choice”
Flute – Hari Prasad Chaurasia
Flute Support – Rupak Kulkarni
Tabla – Shubhankar Banerjee
Ragas Ahir Bhairav, Multhani, Mishra Kafi and Manjh Khamaj
OMI Music. Inc.

“Music – Flute”
Flute – Hari Prasad Chaurasia
Tabla – Sabir Khan
Raga Ahir Bhairav and Marriage Song from Uttar Pradesh
Nimbus Records Ltd.

“Maestro’s Choice”
Flute – Hari Prasad Chaurasia
Tabla – Shubhankar Banerjee
Raga – Lalit & Bhoopali
Music Today.

“Cascades of Hindustani Music”
Flute – Hari Prasad Chaurasia
Tabla – Shubhankar Banerjee
Raga – Bhairav & Yaman
Oriental Records Inc.

“Maharishi Gandharva Veda”
Midday Melody Vol. 16 NO. 3
Flute – Hari Prasad Chaurasia
Tabla – Shubhankar Banerjee
Raga Ahir Lalit
Maharishi World centre of Gandharva Veda.

“Maharishi Gandharva Veda”
Midnight Melody Vol.9 No.7
Flute – Hari Prasad Chaurasia
Tabla – Shubhankar Banerjee
Raga Abhogi
Maharishi World Centre of Gandharva Veda.

Untitled
Flute – Hari Prasad Chaurasia
Vocal – Pt. Jasraj
Tabla –
Raga – Bhavan Bahar, Adi Basant, Sahana Bahar and Pahadi Dhun
Music Today India.

“Romantic Themes”
Flute – Hari Prasad Chaurasia
Flute Support – Ramakant Patil
Tabla – Zakir Hussain
Raga – Abhogi, Chandrakauns, Dhun in Mishra Pahadi
The Gramophone Company of India Ltd..

“Hari Prasad Chaurasia & his Divine Flute”
Flute – Hari Prasad Chaurasia
Tabla – Sabir Khan
Tanpura – Shefali Nag & Abby Rabinovitz
Raga – Abhogi
Indische Tanzschule Chanda Dhara
Stuttgart, Germany.

“Flute Recital” Vol.2
Flute – Hari Prasad Chaurasia
Flute Support – Rupak Kulkarni
Tabla – Shubhankar Banerjee
Raga – jaijaivanti, Sindhubhairavi, Madhukauns
Melody Records Ltd.

“Valley Recalls – In search of Peace, Love and Harmony” Vol.1
Flute – Hari Prasad Chaurasia
Santoor – Shiv Kumar Sharma
Tabla – Anindo Chaterjee & Shafaat Ahmed Khan
Pakhawaj – Bhawani Shankar
Acoustic Guitar – Jayanti Shah
Raga – Bhoopali
Navras Records.

“Valley Recalls” Vol.2
Flute – Hari Prasad Chaurasia
Santoor – Shiv Kumar Sharma
Tabla – Anindo Chaterjee & Shafaat Ahmed Khan
Pakhawaj – Bhawani Shankar
Acoustic Guitar – Jayanti Shah
Raga – Bhoopali
Navras Records.

“Krishna’s Flute – Master of the Bansuri”
Flute – Hari Prasad Chaurasia
Raga – Bhoopali
Oreade Music, Holland.

“Classical Encounters – A live Experience with Pt. Hari Prasad Chaurasia”. Vol.2
Flute – Hari Prasad Chaurasia
Tabla – Shubhankar Banerjee
Flute support – Rakesh Chaurasia & Rupak Kulkarni
Raga – Bihag
BMG Crescendo (India) Pvt. Ltd.

“Fabulous Flute”
Flute – Hari Prasad Chaurasia
Tabla – Anindo Chaterjee
Raga – Chandrakauns, Manjh Khamaj, Folklore
Indische Tanzschule Chanda Dhara
Stuttgart, Germany.

“Classical Encounters – A live experience with Pt. Hari Prasad Chaurasia” Vol.3
Flute – Hari Prasad Chaurasia
Tabla – Shafaat Ahmed Khan
Flute Support – Rakesh Chaurasia and Rupak Kulkarni
Raga – Chandrakauns & Dhun
BMG Crescendo ( India ) Pvt., Ltd.

“Pundit Hari Prasad Chaurasia”
Flute – Hari Prasad Chaurasia
Tabla – Sukhvinder Singh Namdhari
Ragas – Durgawati & Mishra Shivaranjani
Navras Records, London.

“In Concert – Vancouver, B.C.” Vol.2
Flute – Hari Prasad Chaurasia
Vocal – Pt. Jasraj
Tabla – Zakir Hussain
Raga – Jaijaiwanti
Emam for Pt. Jasraj School of Music.

“Classical Encounters – A live Experience with Pt. Hariprasad Chaurasia Vol.4
Flute – Hari Prasad Chaurasia
Tabla- Faiyaz Khan
Flute Support – Rupak Kulkarni & Rakesh Chaurasia
Raga – Puriya Kalian
BMG Crescendo India Pvt. Ltd.

“Hariprasad Chaurasia – Flute”
Flute – Hari Prasad Chaurasia
Tabla – Shivshankar Ray
Raga – Patdeep, Dhun
Nimbus Records.

“The Bamboo Flautist of His Generation
Flute – Hari Prasad Chaurasia
Tabla – Sabir Khan
Raga – Yaman & Shivaranjani
Indische Tanzschule Chanda Dhara
Stuttgart, Germany.

“Flute Recital” Vol.2
Flute – Hari Prasad Chaurasia
Tabla – Shubhankar Banerjee
Flute Support – Rupak Kulkarni
Raga – Jaijaiwanti, Sindhu Bhairavi & Madhukauns
Melody Records Ltd.

“Pt. Hariprasad Chaurasia – Nada in Jerusalem”
Flute – Hari Prasad Chaurasia
Tal – Coleman & Other Musicians
Raga – Shudh Sarang & Bagesri
Nada Productions, Haifa, Israel 1996.

“Classical Encounters – A Live Experience with Pt. Hariprasad Chaurasia” Vol.1
Flute – Hari Prasad Chaurasia
Tabla – Shafaat Ahmed Khan
Flute Support – Rakesh Chaurasia & Rupak Kulkarni
Ragas – Sandhya Shree
BMG Crescendo, India Pvt Ltd.

“Great Jugalbandis”
Flute – Hari Prasad Chaurasia
Vocal – Balamurali Krishna
Tabla – Zakir Hussain
Mridangam – Kumbhakonam M.Padmanabhan
Violin – Raghavendra Rao
Raga – Yaman (Kalyani), Kamavardhini, Bhoopali
The Gramophone Company of India Ltd.

“Great Jugalbandi”
Flute – Hari Prasad Chaurasia
Vocal – Kishori Amonkar
Tabla – Shubhankar Banerjee
Tabla – Balakrishna Iyer
Raga – Bhoopali
The Gramophone Company of India, Ltd.

“The Golden Collection (Classical) ” 2 CD Album
Flute – Hari Prasad Chaurasia
Tabla – Allah Rocha, Zakir Hussain, Nizamuddin Khan & Shubhankar Banerjee
Flute Support – Abby Rabinowitz, John Wubbenhorst
Raga – Jait, Shudh Sarang, Thumri in Mishra Khamaj, Bhairavi
The Gramophone Company of India Ltd.

“Immortal Essence”
Flute – Hari Prasad Chaurasia
Tabla – Anindo Chaterjee
Ragas – Lalit, Marwa, jaijaiwanti
Music India Ltd.

“Golden Raga Collection”
Flute – Hari Prasad Chaurasia
Tabla – Shafaat Ahmed Khan
Raga- Lalit and Bhatiyali
Times Music, Mumbai, India, 1997.

“Samarpan” – VCD Special 60th Birthday Edition.
Flute – Hari Prasad Chaurasia
Flute Support – Rupak Kulkarni & Rakesh Chaurasia
Tabla – Shubhankar Banerjee
Raga – Yaman
Disha Productions.

“The Charms Companion” Vol.4
Flute – Hari Prasad Chaurasia
Tabla – Fazal Qureshi
Raga – Bageshwari
BMG Crescendo ( India ) Ltd.

“Morning to Midnight – Morning to Dusk” Vol.2
Flute – Hari Prasad Chaurasia
Raga – Hansadhwani
Super Cassette Industries Ltd.

“Jugalbandi”
Flute – Hari Prasad Chaurasia
Santoor – Shivkumar Sharma
Tabla – Kashinath Mishra
Raga – Jhinjhoti & Mishra Piloo
The Gramophone Company of India Ltd.

“Jugalbandi”
Flute – Hari Prasad Chaurasia
Santoor – Shiv Kumar Sharma
Tabla – Kashinath Mishra
Raga – jhinjoti & Mishra Piloo
The Gramophone Company of India Ltd.

“Rasdhaara” 2 CD Album
Flute – Hari Prasad Chaurasia
Tabla – Shafaat Ahmed Khan
Santoor – Shiv Kumar Sharma
Pakhawaj – Bhavani Shankar
Raga – Jhinjhoti & Kirwani
Navras Records.

“Live Inside Khajuraho” Vol.2
Flute – Hari Prasad Chaurasia
Flute – Rakesh Chaurasia, Rupak Kulkarni
Acoustic Guitar – Jayantilal Gosher
Tabla – Rashid Mustafa
Pakhawaj – Bhavani Shankar
Ragas – Malayamarutham, Piloo, Hansadhwani, Vachaspati.
Music India.

“Live in New Delhi – ’89”
Flute – Hari Prasad Chaurasia
Tabla – Shafaat Ahmed Khan
Raga – Bageshwari
Time Music Premium.

“Golden Raga Collection”
Flute – Hari Prasad Chaurasia
Tabla – Shafaat Ahmed Khan
Raga – Bageshwari
Times Music Mumbai India.

“Musical Titans of India – Jugalbandhi” Video (VHS)
Flute – Hari Prasad Chaurasia
Santoor – Shiv Kumar Sharma
Tabla – Anindo Chaterjee
Ghatam – T.H.’Vikku’ Vinayak Ram
Ragas – Bhoopali & Pahadi Dhun
Brindavan Gurukul Inc.

“Pure Joy – Positive Energy Music” Vol.2
Flute – Hari Prasad Chaurasia
Tabla – Anindo Chaterjee
Ghatam – ‘Vikku’ Vinayak Ram
Raga – Desh & Bhairavi
Ninaad Music & Marketing Pvt., Ltd.

“Pure Joy – Positive Energy Music”
Flute – Hari Prasad Chaurasia
Flute Support – Rakesh Chaurasia, Rupak kulkarni & Ramnath patil
Tabla – Anindo Chaterjee
Ghatam – Vikku Vinayak Ram
Raga – Desh & Bhairavi
Ninaad Music & Marketing Pvt. Ltd..

“Music without Boundaries ”
Flute – Hari Prasad Chaurasia
Acoustic Guitar – Larry Coryell
Tabla – Swapan Chowdhury,
Ghatam – T.H. ‘Vikku’ Vinayak Ram
Saxophone – George Brooks
Navras Records Ltd London.

“Maaya” – Far East
Flute – Hari Prasad Chaurasia
Ninaad Music & Marketing Pvt Ltd.

“Hriday – Cuba
Flute – Hari Prasad Chaurasia
Ninaad Music & Marketing Pvt. Ltd.

“Caravan” Spain
Flute – Hari Prasad Chaurasia
Ninaad Music & Marketing Pvt. Ltd.

“Live Concert at Savai Gandharva Music Festival”
Flute – Hari Prasad Chaurasia
Tabla – Sabir Khan
Raga – Mangal bhairav
Fountain Music Company, Pune.

“Gurukul – The Guru shishya Parampara”
Flute – Hari Prasad Chaurasia
Rakesh Chaurasia
Rupak Kulkarni
Raga – Mishra Khamaj
Sony Music & Navras Records, Ltd. London 2000.

“Adi-Ananth”
Flute Concerto – Hariprasad Chaurasia
Tabla – Shubhankar Banerjee
Conductor – Patricio Villarroel
L’Orchestre Transes Europeennes
Navras Records Ltd, London 2001, Creation Mondiale

“Love Divine – Paravies of Passion”
Flute – Hari Prasad Chaurasia
Milestone Entertainment (P) Ltd.

“Power & Grace” 1 – Live at the Saptak Festival 2001
Flute – Hari Prasad Chaurasia
Tabla – Anindo Chaterjee
Pakhavaj – Bhavani Shankar
Sense World Music.

Power & Grace . 2 – Live at the Saptak Festival – 2001
Flute – Hari Prasad Chaurasia
Tabla – Anindo Chaterjee
Pakhawaj – Bhavani Shankar
Sense World Music.

“Discovery of Indian Classical Music”
Live Program at Sawai Gandharva Music Festival – Pune
Flute – Hari Prasad Chaurasia
Tabla – Zakir Hussain
Ragas – Chandrakauns
Fountain Music Company, Pune.

“Flute Duet”
Flute – Hari Prasad Chaurasia
Flute – Rakesh Chaurasia
Tabla – Zakir Hussain
Live in Stuttgart..


“Flute Deity Hariprasad Chaurasia”
Flute – Hari Prasad Chaurasia
Tabla – Kumar Bose
Sense World Music, England.

“The Greatest Hits of Hariprasad Chaurasia”
Flute – Hari Prasad Chaurasia
santoor – Shivkumar Sharma
guitar – Brij Bhushan Kabra
RPG Music.

“Salvation” – Instrumental Bhajans
Flute – Hari Prasad Chaurasia
w/ other Musicians
RPG Music.

“Raga Darbari Kanada/Dhun in Raga Mishra Pilu”
Flute – Hari Prasad Chaurasia
Audio CD, Nimbus.

“Healing Music for Ayurved”
Flute – Hari Prasad Chaurasia
Audio CD, Label: Oreade Music.

“Four Dhuns”
Flute – Hari Prasad Chaurasia
Audio CD, Nimbus..


“Flute Deity”
Flute – Hari Prasad Chaurasia
Audio CD, Sense..


“Hariprasad Chaurasia & His Divine”
Flute – Hari Prasad Chaurasia
Audio CD, Chhan..

“First Lp Record”
Flute – Hari Prasad Chaurasia
Audio CD, Saregama.

“Guru-Shishya”
Flute – Hari Prasad Chaurasia.

“Sangeet Sartaj-Hariprasad Chaurasia”
Flute – Hari Prasad Chaurasia
Label : Music-Today..

“La Flute De Pundit Hariprasad Chaurasia”
Flute – Hari Prasad Chaurasia
Tabla – Zakir Hussain
Raga- Yaman
Fonds International Pour La Promotion
De La Culture De L ‘ Unesco

“Maharishi Gandharva Veda” – Late night Melody Vol.16 No.8
Flute – Hari Prasad Chaurasia
Tabla -Shubhankar Banerjee
Raga – Shudh Basant

“Romantic Raga”
Flute – Hari Prasad Chaurasia
Raga – Pahadi Dhun, Mishra Kafi, Maand Dhun, Piloo, Mishra Desh, Mishra Shivaranjani

“Hariprasad Chaurasia – The Most Celebrated Flautist of India”
Flute – Hari Prasad Chaurasia
Tabla – Fazal Qureshi
Raga – Miyan Ki Malhar
Indische Tanzschule – Chanada Dhara
Stuttgart Germany

“Indian Classical Masters”
Flute – Hari Prasad Chaurasia
Tabla – Fazal Qureshi
Raga – Darbari kanada & Dhun in Mishra Piloo
Nimbus Communication International

“Sound of Silence”
Flute – Hari Prasad Chaurasia
Guitar & Synthesizer – Sunil Kaushik
Flute – Abby Rabinovitz
Tabla – Shubhankar Banerjee
Ragas – Marwa, Keervai & Bhairavi
EMI – The Gramophone Company of India Ltd.

“Charm of the Bamboo flute”
Flute – Hari Prasad Chaurasia
Tabla – Anindo Chaterjee
Raga – Malkauns
Flute – N. Ramani
Violin –
Ghatam – Vikku Vinayak Ram
Mridangam – Bhaktavatsalam
Raga – handloom
Oriental Records, Inc.

“Kalpana – Imagination”
Flute – Hari Prasad Chaurasia
RPG Music

“A Kaleidoscope of various ragas”
Flute – Hari Prasad Chaurasia
RPG Music

“Krishna Utsav”
Flute – Hari Prasad Chaurasia
w/ Devaki pundit & Various Artistes
Sony Nad

“Kali – Classical Instrumental ”
Flute – Hari Prasad Chaurasia
Flute Support – Rakesh Chaurasia
Tabla – Yogesh Samsi
Pakhawaj – Bhawani Shankar
Vidal Paz & Other Artistes
Sagarika

“Pt. Hariprasad Chaurasia – the Living Legend of Flute Vol.2
Special 60th Birth Day Edition
Flute – Hari Prasad Chaurasia
Tabla – Anindo Chaterjee
Raga – kalaranjani
Chanda Dhara
Stuttgart, Germany

“Moon Light Moods – Flute Recital”
Flute – Hari Prasad Chaurasia
Tabla – Anindo Chaterjee
Flute Support – Rupak Kulkarni
Raga – Bihag, Kirwani & Mishra Khamaj Dhun
Venus Records & Tapes Pvt. Ltd.

“Sound of Silence”
Flute – Hari Prasad Chaurasia
Guitar & Synthesizer – Sunil Kaushik
Flute – Abby Rabinovitz
Tabla – Shubhankar banerjee
Ragas – Marwa, Kirwani, Bhairavi
EMI The Gramophone Company of India Ltd.

“Pt. Hariprasad Chaurasia – The Living Legend of Flute” Vol.1
Special 60th Birthday Edition
Flute – Hari Prasad Chaurasia
Tabla – Zakir Hussain
Ghatam – Vikku Vinayak Ram
Vol.1 – Raga Shivanjali, Lalit & Dhun
Vol.2 – Raga kalaranjani
Chanda Dhara
Stuttgart, Germany

“Indian Music” Vol.1
Flute – Hari Prasad Chaurasia
w/ other Artistes
Audiorec

“HariDhwani”
Flute – Hari Prasad Chaurasia
Flute Support – Rakesh Chaurasia & Rupak Kulkarni
Tabla – Rashid Mustafa
Pakhawaj – Bhavani Shankar

“Hariprasad Chaurasia & his Devine Flute”
Flute – Hari Prasad Chaurasia
Tabla – Sabir Khan
Tanpura – Shefali Nag & Abby Rabinovitz
Raga – Abhogi
Indische Tanzschule Chanda Dhara
Stuttgart, Germany

“Buston Abraham – Fanar”
Flute – Hari Prasad Chaurasia
Tabla – Zakir Hussain
Nada Productions, Haifa, Israel

“Nothing but Wind”
Flute – Hari Prasad Chaurasia
Music – Ilayaraja
Oriental Records, Inc., New York, N.Y.

“Fusion India” – Passage of India Series
Flute – Hari Prasad Chaurasia
Saxophone – George Brooks
Guitar – Larry Coryell
Tabla – Vijay Ghate
Navras Records, London

“Being Still”
Flute – Hari Prasad Chaurasia
Kennethlauber – Synthesizer

“Dhammapada – Sacred teaching of Budhdha”
Flute – Hari Prasad Chaurasia
Pakhawaj – Bhavani Shankar
Milestone

“Music-Flute”
Flute – Hari Prasad Chaurasia
Tabla – Shubhankar Banerjee
Raga – Abhogi, Chandrakauns, Dhun in Mishra Pahadi
The Gramophone Company of India Ltd.

“The Charms Companion” Vol.4
Flute – Hari Prasad Chaurasia
Tabla – Fazal Qureshi
BMG Crescendo

“Eternity”
Flute – Hari Prasad Chaurasia
Tabla – Zakir Hussain
Ragas – Bhoopali & Chaundrakauns
EMI – The Gramophone Company of India Ltd.

“Flute – Hari Prasad Chaurasia”
Flute – Hari Prasad Chaurasia
Tabla – Kashinath Mishra
Raga – Gurjari Todi, Baageshwari, mishra Piloo
EMI, India Classical.

“Maharishi Gandharva Veda”
Sunrise Melody Vol.16 No.1
“Live in Ahmedabad – ’89 ”
Flute – Hari Prasad Chaurasia

“Flying Beyond: Improvisations on Bamboo Flute”
Flute – Hari Prasad Chaurasia
Audio CD, Eterna..

 Gallery:

Young Hariprasad, the executive working as a stenographer with Milan Mills in Allahabad in the 50s

Young Hariprasad, the executive working as a stenographer with Milan Mills in Allahabad in the 50s

Early experience at Music conducting: at the All India Radio, Cuttack

Early experience at Music conducting: at the All India Radio, Cuttack

Sadhana: days and nights of dedication for young Hariprasad, in the 60's

Sadhana: days and nights of dedication for young Hariprasad, in the 60’s

Receiving the Kal ke Kalakaar award, Mumbai in the 60s

Receiving the Kal ke Kalakaar award, Mumbai in the 60s

With the nightingale of cine music, Lata and Usha Mangeshkar at a public function in Tirupati temple

With the nightingale of cine music, Lata and Usha Mangeshkar at a public function in Tirupati temple

Silsila: In a converstaion with Bollywood cinestar Amitabh Bachchan, with film producer Yash Chopra and Shiv Kumar Sharma in 1985

Silsila: In a converstaion with Bollywood cinestar Amitabh Bachchan, with film producer Yash Chopra and Shiv Kumar Sharma in 1985

Soulmates: Shiv and Hari

Soulmates: Shiv and Hari

Jugalbandhi: with tabla doyen late Allarakha Khan

Jugalbandhi: with tabla doyen late Allarakha Khan

Shaking a leg in tuxedo: with kathak exponent Sitara Devi and Shiv Kumar Sharma

Shaking a leg in tuxedo: with kathak exponent Sitara Devi and Shiv Kumar Sharma

With Mahmood

With Mahmood

With Suman Kalyanpur

With Suman Kalyanpur

Unknown

Unknown

Unknown

Unknown

With Mohammad Rafi

With Mohammad Rafi

Making music: in the studios with tabla wizard Zakir Hussain during the production of the album

Making music: in the studios with tabla wizard Zakir Hussain during the production of the album

Ravi Shankar and friends world tour: with Sitar maestro Ravi Shankar and Shiv Kumar Sharma

Ravi Shankar and friends world tour: with Sitar maestro Ravi Shankar and Shiv Kumar Sharma

Part of an India delegation in Paris with wife Anuradha in 1973.......

Part of an India delegation in Paris with wife Anuradha in 1973…….

Concert performance in Paris at an early stage in his career with wife Anuradha

Concert performance in Paris at an early stage in his career with wife Anuradha

Stirking a chord with John McLaughlin

Stirking a chord with John McLaughlin

With Ian Anderson and the Jethrotull group

With Ian Anderson and the Jethrotull group

Yash Bharati Samman: receiving the award from the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Mr. Mulayam Singh Yadav

Yash Bharati Samman: receiving the award from the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Mr. Mulayam Singh Yadav

Konark Samman: receiving the award from the Governor of Orissa

Konark Samman: receiving the award from the Governor of Orissa

Padmavibhushan awardees: at the ceremony outside Rashtrapati Bhavan

Padmavibhushan awardees: at the ceremony outside Rashtrapati Bhavan

Padmavibhushan Ceremony: in the hands of Narayanan in 2000

Padmavibhushan Ceremony: in the hands of Narayanan in 2000

Ustad Hafiz Ali Khan award: in the hands of Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh and Amjad Ali Khan

Ustad Hafiz Ali Khan award: in the hands of Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh and Amjad Ali Khan

Padmabhushan Ceremony, receiving the award from the President of India Mr. R. Venkatraman in 1992.....

Padmabhushan Ceremony, receiving the award from the President of India Mr. R. Venkatraman in 1992…..

Dinanath Mangeshkar Award in 2000

Dinanath Mangeshkar Award in 2000

Festival of India in Japan inauguration with Late Prime Minister of India, Rajiv Gandhi

Festival of India in Japan inauguration with Late Prime Minister of India, Rajiv Gandhi

Glimpses of a golden childhood: Osho remembers Hariprasad in his autobiography. At Oshodham, Pune

Glimpses of a golden childhood: Osho remembers Hariprasad in his autobiography. At Oshodham, Pune

Call of the Valley: The trio behind the success with guitar exponent Brij Bhushan Kabra and Santoor Maestro Shiv Kumar Sharma

Call of the Valley: The trio behind the success with guitar exponent Brij Bhushan Kabra and Santoor Maestro Shiv Kumar Sharma

Shastapoorthi: Hariji weighed in food grains on his 60th birthday (1998)

Shastapoorthi: Hariji weighed in food grains on his 60th birthday (1998)

Celebrating Gokulashtami: a tradition kept by Panditji since 20 years where flute is played for 24 hours before the Lord on his birthday, along with his disciples

Celebrating Gokulashtami: a tradition kept by Panditji since 20 years where flute is played for 24 hours before the Lord on his birthday, along with his disciples

On his 70th Birthday, his official biography released by none other than Mr. Amitabh Bachchan

On his 70th Birthday, his official biography released by none other than Mr. Amitabh Bachchan

Jugalbandhi with Shivji

Jugalbandhi with Shivji

Starting his dream Gurukul - Vrindaban

Starting his dream Gurukul – Vrindaban

Becoming a guru and starting his dream gurukul - Vrindaban

Becoming a guru and starting his dream gurukul – Vrindaban

Becoming a guru and starting his dream gurukul - Vrindaban

Becoming a guru and starting his dream gurukul – Vrindaban

With his dedicated wife Anuradha at home doing riyaaz

With his dedicated wife Anuradha at home doing riyaaz

Posing with wife Anuradha for India Today's exclusive photo essay shot by ace photographer Raghu Rai

Posing with wife Anuradha for India Today’s exclusive photo essay shot by ace photographer Raghu Rai

Family

Family

Hariprasad Chaurasia | हरिप्रसाद चौरसिया

Hariprasad Chaurasia | हरिप्रसाद चौरसिया

Hariprasad Chaurasia | हरिप्रसाद चौरसिया

Hariprasad Chaurasia | हरिप्रसाद चौरसिया

 

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