I am a lively and creative person who enjoys being a dedicated professional in the field of Indian classical music. I live in London where the diverse cultural and music scene is ideal for the work that I do.
My inspiration to begin playing the Harmonium and Tabla stemmed from listening to the traditional folk sounds of northern India. The enjoyment and desire to learn further meant that after graduating in Law at UCL, I committed to training in a more formal manner by studying music at the MS University in Varodara, Gujarat. The infinite number of musical sounds that can be created from the process of playing an instrument has taught me to appreciate the present and to realise that each and every moment is to be cherished and enjoyed. I strongly believe that music brings us closer to our true nature.
Those who have inspired me within the sphere of Indian music include Kumar Gandarva, Kishori Amonkar, Ajoy Chakraborty, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Abida Parveen, Aziz Miah, Jagjit Singh, Chitra Singh, Anup Jalota, Hariharan, Ghulam Ali, Mehdi Hassan, Munni Beggum, Beggum Akhter, Talat Aziz, Mohammed Rafi, Nikhil Banerjee, Shivkumar Sharma, Brjbhushan Kabra, Zakir Hussein, Anindo Chaterjee and Trilok Gurtu.
Outside of my work, I have a passion for sport and play Tennis, Table Tennis, Football and Snooker. I am also keen on playing strategy games, in particular Poker and Backgammon.
I balance my music and sport with the spiritual practice of meditation which builds my sense of awareness and acts as a source of relaxation and reflexion.