Mandira Lahiri

- Classical Vocalist...

Achievements

Mandira is gifted with a very sonorous voice.  She has a unique style of singing inherited from her guru.  Her style of khayal singing is characterized by pure and meticulous treatment of ragas.  Taans and sargams are developed on a variety of rhythmic patterns which travel through the octaves.

Mandira Lahiri is a foremost representative of Pt. Chinmoy Lahiri's Gharana of North Indian Hindustani Classical music.She was born in Assam and was initiated to Vocal music by her maternal uncle Late Sri Birendra Kumar Phukan.  Later on with her advancement as a student she came to Kolkata to study under Guru and father-in-law late Pandit Chinmoy Lahiri, the prolific teacher/performer who produced some outstanding performers like Begum Parveen Sultana.She has a few recordings to her credit.  Her CD “RASAMANJARI” through Biswas records, USA is being widely distributed and loved. 

Two other CDs named “Bhajan Deep” (Hindi Bhajans composed by V. Balsara) & “Bhubono Bhoria Baje” (Bengali Ragpradhans composed by Late Pt. Chinmoy Lahiri) have been released by Biswas Records in the U.S.A.  She has also a few cassettes publishes under the guidance of Sri V. Balsara which is also very well received.

Performances

  • Performance at the Dept. of Information & Cultural Affairs, Govt. of West Bengal
  • Performance at the Nehru Centre, London
  • Performnace at Bangiya Sangeet Parishad, Kolkata
  • Performance at Sankat Mochan Sangeet Samaroh, Varanasi
  • Performance at Chandayan, New York
  • Performance at Sangeet Natak Academy - Guwahati
  • Performance at the Prasar Bharati, and in various places in India
  • Performance at Chandayan, Washington DC