Chaurasia, Hariprasad

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Chaurasia, Hariprasad Gender: M
born on 1 July 1938 at 06:00 (= 06:00 AM )
Place Allahabad, India, 25n27, 81e51
Timezone IST h5e30 (is standard time)
Data source
Accuracy in question
Rodden Rating C
Collector: Seth
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 08°31' s_mo.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 22°48 Asc.s_cancol.18.gif 17°33'

Hariprasad Chaurasia (2015)
photo: Krupasindhu Muduli, license cc-by-sa-4.0


Indian classical flautist, who plays the bansuri, an Indian bamboo flute, in the Hindustani classical tradition.

Apart from classical music, he has made a mark as a music director for Indian films along with Shivkumar Sharma, forming a group called Shiv-Hari. He has collaborated with world musicians in experimental cross-cultural performances, including the fusion group Shakti.

He serves as the artistic director of the World Music Department at the Rotterdam Music Conservatory in the Netherlands. He was also the founder of the Vrindavan Gurukul in Mumbai (opened 2006) and Vrindavan Gurukul in Bhubaneshwar (opened 2010). Both of these institutes are schools dedicated to training students in Hindustani Bansuri in the Guru-shishya tradition.

He has collaborated with several western musicians, including John McLaughlin, Jan Garbarek, and Ken Lauber, and has composed music for Indian films. He has performed throughout the world, winning acclaim from varied audiences and fellow musicians including Yehudi Menuhin and Jean-Pierre Rampal. Chaurasia also played on The Beatles' 1968 B-side "The Inner Light", which was written by George Harrison.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • associate relationship with Harrison, George (born 25 February 1943). Notes: Music collaborators
  • other kin relationship with Chaurasia, Rakesh (born 10 January 1971). Notes: Uncle/ nephew

Source Notes

Ashish Seth by email: "The birth details of Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia, as shared by his relative to me [Early morning]. The birth time of 6 a.m. is speculative."


  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Folk Music (Hindustani classical music)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Instrumentalist (Bansuri)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Business : Director (Music)