Interview with Rakesh Chaurasia: A flute player par excellence

Rakesh ChaurasiaHe was born to bear the burden of a legend: Being a nephew to Pt. Hariprasad Chaurasia demands staunch devotion and stern dedication if you have taken the windy path of blowing the flute. Rakesh has been holding the baton and taking the tradition to wider horizons while still recognizing the unparalleled stature that Pt. Hariprasad Ji has given to the bamboo flute.

Pt. Hariprasad Chaurasia and Rakesh Chaurasia

Yes, we are talking about Rakesh Chaurasia, who was asked if he wanted to play flute at the tender age of 4.5 years. He nodded and thus began the journey that is replete with musical excellence and crossing the borders of one’s own capabilities. He had to undergo all types of rigorous practice sessions that are at least 8 hours/day long (or longer). An entrepreneur similarly might be getting a chance to do something but he/she has to do whatever it takes to become a successful entrepreneur.

We present an audio interview with Rakesh taken telephonically.



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