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|Died||1985 (aged 43)|
New York City, United States
|Genres||Indian classical music|
Vasant Rai (1942–1985) was a Sarod player.
Personal life and education
Rai had been visiting the United States since his teen years. He settled in New York City in 1969 and lived mainly in the Greenwich Village area and also for a short time at the Chelsea Hotel when he was not touring. From 1969 to 1985, he conducted the Alam School of Music in Greenwich Village. Alla Rakha, Mahapurush Mishra, Shamta Prasad and Zakir Hussain usually accompanied him on the tabla.
- "Vasant Rai biography and interview". Raga.com. Retrieved 2012-04-04.