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  • Pandit Jasraj’s Swarmandal and Artifacts on permanent display at the Indian Music Experience Museum

    Published on August 19, 2021

    Bengaluru: The Indian Music Experience Museum (IME) unveiled a new permanent display featuring the Swarmandal (musical instrument) and concert attire belonging to legendary vocalist Pandit Jasraj in a ceremony on 17th August 2021, which was the first death anniversary of the maestro. The artifacts were dedicated to the museum by Rao Rohit Singh and VsKumar, who were closely associated with Pandit Jasraj for several decades. These were received on behalf of IME by former CM and Union Minister, SM Krishna. The souvenirs are now on display at the museum’s Hall of Fame, along with the instruments and artifacts belonging to other legendary musicians such as MS Subbulakshmi, Ravi Shankar, Bismillah Khan, and Bhimsen Joshi.

    Speaking on the occasion, former CM and Union Minister, S. M. Krishna fondly recollected how he would never miss a single concert of Pandit Jasraj during his tenure as the Governor of Maharashtra, and said, “wherever his music was, I would follow”. 
    M. R. Jaishankar, Founder of IME and CMD of the Brigade Group expressed his gratitude for the dedication and reiterated IME’s commitment to preserving and propagating the legacy of Indian music and cultural heritage to future generations.
    The ceremony featured a short music concert of “Jasrangi”  – a unique style of duet singing envisioned by Pandit Jasraj. The Jasrangi was presented by vocalists Dr. Avinash Kumar and Rindana Rahasya, who are music faculty of Delhi University.
    Located in JP Nagar, the IME is currently open to the public from Friday – Sunday 10 am – 6 pm.