Dr. Rita Dev is a notable name in the arena of Hindustani Classical Music. A rich vocalist from the famous Banaras Gharana, her repertoire includes both classical and semi-classical genres like Khayal, Thumri, Dadra, Kajri, Holi, Jhoola, Chaiti, Tappa and Bhajan.
Trained under Padma Vibhushan Vidhushi Dr. Girija Devi, the legendary Queen of Thumri for over 25 years, Dr. Rita carved the beautiful style of the Gharana. She is A grade artist of All India Radio, and her performances across the country are documented by Doordarshan and leading television channels.
Dr. Girija Devi bestowed to her the most precious blessing in the Guru-Shishya Parampara – Ganda Bandhan, a very special spiritual ceremony between a Guru and the disciple, showing trust and confidence of Guru to the disciple to take forward the beautiful legacy of Puravang Gayaki.
The quality of her imaginative presentation, mastery over the subtleties of melody, stirring portrayals and perfect renditions of intricate appealing phrases in alap, bolbanav, sargam and taan are described as elegant and soothing.
“In India, classical music is not considered as a source of entertainment but it is regarded as a source to connect with the divine being,” she says.
Recipient of prestigious awards including Pt. Omkarnath Thakur Award, Sangeet Ratna, Swara Ratna, Dr. Rita has performed in all major and popular music festival of India namely, Sawai Gandharva Bhimsen Mahotsav Pune, Tansen Samaroh Gwalior, Baba Allaudin Khan Sangeet Sammelen Maihar, Abdul Karim Khan Music Festival Miraj, Uttarpara Sangeet Chakra Kolkata among others.
The brand identity of her divine music is blending emotions to the tune of literature that connects the audiences with delight. Dr. Rita Dev is a G Certified classical vocalist. You can visit her website at www.ritadev.com and follow her on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn.