Jamia Millia Islamia University, New Delhi & Azim Premji University, Bangalore cordially invite you to the Dr. Zakir Hussain Memorial Lecture followed by a musical by Steve Gorn and Pandit Dr. Nagaraj Rao Havaldar
Note on the speaker:
Prof. Abhijit Sen, Member, Planning Commission, Government of India
Prof. Abhijit Sen has a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Cambridge. He has joined Planning Commission on leave as Professor of Economics in Jawaharlal Nehru University. He earlier held teaching posts at the Universities of Sussex, Oxford and Cambridge and is currently on the Senate/Executive Committees of University of Delhi, IIT(Delhi) and National Centre for Agricultural Policy. Prof. Sen has authored /Co-authored more than 30 papers in the areas of Agriculture, Employment, EconomicReforms and Poverty.
About the music program Steve Gorn will present Hindustani classical on Bansuri. Pandit Dr. Nagaraj Rao Havaldar will sing Hindustani classical followed by a rendition of Hindi, Marathi and a Kannada Bhajan.
Pandit Dr. Nagaraj Rao Havaldar is a leading artiste of the Kirana Gharana. Pt. Havaldar is a disciple Pt. Madhava Gudi, himself a prime disciple of Bharat Ratna Pt. Bhimsen Joshi. Dr. Havaldar is president and founder of Sunaada Art Foundation, an organization that aims to promote and preserve Indian classical music for the future generations, by archiving rare recordings, organizing concerts, and promoting senior, but lesser known artistes in Hindustani music, especially from Karnataka.