Bombay Sisters

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Bombay Sisters
Genres Carnatic music
Occupation(s) Classical Vocalist, Duo singers

The Bombay sisters, C. Saroja and C. Lalitha, are a Carnatic music singing duo.[1]

Early life[edit]

C. Saroja and C. Lalitha are sisters who have been trained by H. A. S. Mani, Musiri Subramania Iyer and T. K. Govinda Rao.[2][3]


Part of the trend of duo singing in Carnatic music, which started in the 1950s, with performers like Radha Jayalakshmi, and Soolamangalam Sisters,[4] they have been singing since 1963 when they started with light classical music, subsequently progressing to Strong Carnatic and classical music; they sing in multiple languages including Sanskrit, Kannada, Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam, Hindi and Marathi.[5] They are also known for promoting young musicians through endowments and scholarships.[6]



  1. ^ Saravanan & Hari Krishnan. "Interview with Bombay Sisters". Retrieved 2009-08-03. 
  2. ^ "Bombay sisters in concert". The Hindu. September 22, 2007. Retrieved 2009-08-03. 
  3. ^ "C Saroja & C Lalita - The Bombay Sisters". Retrieved 2009-08-03. 
  4. ^ "Sisters in song". The Hindu. January 30, 2010. 
  5. ^ "Concert by Bombay sisters". New Straits Times. February 16, 1994. p. 13. Retrieved 2009-08-03. 
  6. ^ "Bombay Sisters with their senior students playing Tanpura at Music Academy". 
  7. ^ "Bombay Sisters to get Isai Perarignar Award". The Hindu. November 11, 2006. Retrieved 2009-08-03. 
  8. ^ "Profile - Bombay Sisters". Retrieved 2009-08-03. 
  9. ^ "Sheer hard work has brought us this far". The Hindu. September 28, 2007. Retrieved 2009-08-03. 
  10. ^ "Sangita Kalanidhi award for Bombay Sisters". The Hindu. July 20, 2010. Retrieved 2010-07-20. 

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