An internationally acclaimed flautist of India, Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia is a very popular and eminent artiste par excellence who is known for his outstanding contribution in popularizing Indian Classical Music all over the world.
Unlike many other great Indian artistes, Pandit Chaurasia does not come from a family of musicians. Rather, music is a path he found for himself and struggled very hard to overcome all the hurdles that came his way to emerge out successful with his sheer grit, sincerity, hard work, devotion and dedication.
His hardwork has given him recognition in india as well as abroad. Apart from winning the Sangeet Natak Academy Award - 1984 and Padma Bhushan -1992 hehas also won `Officer in de Orde van Oranje-Nassau-Netherlands- 2008`, `ordesdes arts et lettres france- 2008` and many more.
``Persons who have distinguished themselves by their creativity in the field of art, culture and literature or for their contribution to the influence of arts in France and throughout the world.`` The hindu