An IIT-trained mathematician from Kolkata, who is also a renowned musician, enthralled audience at Flushing Hindu Temple Nov. 9 with a vocal classical music recital celebrating Diwali and an annual multi-cultural festival organized by Ranjanee, a local dance and music academy.
Rajib Kar Choudhury, a graded music composer of All India Radio who is currently a disciple of Pandit Ajoy Chakrabarty rendered both classical, semi-classical and contemporary folk for over an hour.
The audience at the auditorium listened with rapt attention. “Out three-hour music and dance program was highly appreciated by the audience that included both Indians and non-Indians,” said Subhra Goswami, founder and artistic director of Ranjanee.
Choudhury, who has a doctorate in applied mathematics from IIT Kharagpur, was inspired in his musical journey by his parents Pandit Amalendu Bikash Kar Choudhury and Vidushi Bharati Kar Choudhury. Photo above, Rajib Kar Choudhury, 4th from left, and other artists at the Hindu Temple program. A dance recital in progress.