Sharan Rani Backliwal

Born in 1929 in Delhi, Shrimati Sharan Rani learnt the Sarod from masters of the eminence of Ustads Allauddin Khan and Ali Akbar Khan. She has been performing on the concert stage from an early age, tours abroad taking her to the United States, Britain, France and the Soviet Union. Over many years Shrimati Sharan Rani has collected old and rare musical instruments, now donated to form a gallery in the National Museum, Delhi. A broadcaster of long standing, Shrimati Sharan Rani has several gramophone records to her credit, among them an album issued by Unesco. For her achievement in the field of music, Shrimati Sharan Rani was awarded the Padma Shri in 1968. For her eminence in the field of music and her contribution to its enrichment Shrimati sharan Rani Backliwal receives the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award for Hindustani Instrumental Music for 1986.