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Dr. Swarna Khuntia, a renowned North Indian Classical Violinist from India, A senior Disciple of World Renowned Violinist Padmabhushan Dr. Smt. N.Rajam. She is now working as an Assistant Professor in Violin at the Department of Instrumental Music, Faculty of Performing Arts, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, U.P. Earlier she has worked as a Lecturer in violin at Indira Kala Sangeet University, Khairagarh, Chhattishgarh.

Written a book “Violin and Violinist in Indian Classical Music” Published by Akanksha Publication,New Delhi.

Dr.Swarna Khuntia was born in a family of musicians at Cuttack, Orissa. Her father, Pandit. Harmohan Khuntia is an outstanding Tabla & Odissi Pakhawaj exponent of Orissa, retired Staff Artist and a senior A- Grade of All India Radio, Cuttack. He is a disciple of Padma Vibhushan Pt. Gyanprakash Ghosh.

Professional Training

SWARNA has started her musical career in 1987 with her initial training in Violin from guru Sri. Prafulla Kumar Ray. After completing her Graduation in Chemistry she has joined Banaras Hindu University for B. Music course in 1990 where she got an opportunity to learn Violin under the guidance of world Famous Violinists Padmabhushan Dr.(Smt.) N. Rajam who is the pioneer of “GAYAKI ANG” Playing style on violin.completed her Bachelor in Music (1993) with 1st Division & Gold Medal and later she completed her Master in Music (1995) & Doctor of Music (1997) form Banaras Hindu University under the able guidancship of Dr. N. Rajam.

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