Pandit Jasraj has been honoured in Houston for his lifelong contribution to classical Indian art. He is happy that he is able to popularise Hindustani music in the US.
At an event in Houston on February 6, India House, an organisation representing Houston community in the US, recognised and honoured Pandit Jasraj.
"I have fond memories of my musical journey in America. I am happy that me and all my students are spreading Hindustani music among the people of North America and keeping the Indian art and culture progressive and relevant in contemporary times.
"Music has no boundaries and this award is a testimony to that. I am thankful to India House for honouring me with the lifelong distinguished and exceptional service award. This is a reflection of their love towards Indian classical music. God created music to spread love and unite souls across the world and beyond. I thank god for making me a musician, " Pandit Jasraj told IANS.
In 1995, the Pandit Jasraj School of Music Foundation was opened in Vancouver. After which, many disciples of Pandit Jasraj spread out to run many schools in New York, New Jersey, Tampa, Pittsburg, Atlanta, and in other cities.
He spends a few months every year teaching, performing and spreading the true essence of Indian classical vocal music in the US.