Rajan and Sajan Mishra

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Rajan and Sajan Mishra
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Rajan and Sajan Mishra performing at Bharat Bhavan Bhopal (July 2015)
Background information
GenresIndian classical music
MembersRajan Mishra
Sajan Mishra

Rajan and Sajan Mishra (Hindi: पंडित राजन-साजन मिश्र) are brothers and vocalists in the khyal style of Indian classical music.

Rajan Mishra performing at Bharat Bhavan Bhopal (July 2015)

Early life[edit]

Rajan (born 1951) and Sajan (born 1956) Mishra were born and brought up in Varanasi. They received their initial musical training from their grandfather's brother, Bade Ram Das Ji Mishra, and also their father, Hanuman Prasad Mishra, and from their uncle, sarangi virtuoso, Gopal Prasad Mishra, and started performing while they were still in their teens.[1] They moved to Ramesh Nagar in Delhi, in 1977, where they continue to live.[2]


Rajan and Sajan Mishra belong to the Banaras style of singing, and they have been performing to audiences all over India and the world for many years. They gave their first concert abroad, in Sri Lanka in 1978, and soon they went on to perform in many countries across the world including Germany, France, Switzerland, Austria, USA, UK, The Netherlands, USSR, Singapore, Qatar, Bangladesh and Muscat.[3][4]


They were awarded the following awards:


  1. ^ Rajan and Sajan Mishra in Varanasi on YouTube
  2. ^ HT Live, Hindustan Times, 15 September 2011. p. 4.
  3. ^ Rajan-Sajan Mishra
  4. ^ Mishra Brothers Indian Performing Arts Association of Charlotte.
  5. ^ Awardees Padma Bhushan Official list.
  6. ^ An Interview The Hindu, 17 March 2007.
  7. ^ Awards - Hindustani Music - Vocal Sangeet Natak Akademi Official website.
  8. ^ Tansen Award

# Posthumous conferral