Musical Performance By RD Kailey at Doordarshan National Channel News

Inspired by the high musical aesthetics of his maternal uncle, R D Kailey had an early start in the field, at the age of 7 to be precise. Setting out on his artistic journey as a school & college student, R D started pursuing it seriously since the year 1994. Ustad Laxman Dass Sindhu, a renowned All India Radio (AIR) singer of Patiala Gharana, trained Kailey on Thumri (Indian Semi-Classical) and Kafi (Indian Classical) ragas for 6 years. In 2001, Kailey started learning Ghazals (Urdu poetry) from Pandit (Pt.) Mohinder Sarin, a very reputed Indian Semi-Classical singer & composer in Delhi. Like Ustad Sindhu, Pt. Sarin also graced the esteemed Classical music panel of AIR. Kailey’s final milestone of formal music learning was ‘Sangeet Martand’ Pt. Shyam Das Mishra of Barhia Gharana (Indian Classical). The training happened in Patna, Bihar and lasted for 2 years. Eventually, like his guides, Kailey too made it to the AIR ‘light’ music panel in 2000 as its approved member.

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