A selection of major events organised in collaboration with local promoters

1983: Pandit Ravi Shankar and Ustad Allarakha - at the prestigious Opera Comique, Paris, France

1985: Ustad Bismillah Khan - at the Autumn Festival, Madrid, Spain

1985: Pandit Ravi Shankar & Ustad Ali Akbar Khan in a jugulbandhi, Smt. Lakshmi Shankar, L.
- in an all-night concert in Montpellier, France

1985: Ustad Bismillah Khan, Pandit Shivkumar Sharma, Ravikiran - European tours in collaboration
with the Festival of India in France and the Autumn Festival of Paris

“Words are inadequate to express your wonderful efforts... for making (the show) professionally successful and personally satisfying”
Ravikiran - June 1994

1987 - Ustad Bismillah Khan - at the Festival Estival de Paris (Paris Summer Festival)

1987: Smt. Lakshmi Shankar, Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia, Ravikiran: in the second all-night
concert in Montpellier, France

1988: Pandit Ravi Shankar - a major concert to commemorate the 40th anniversary of India’s
independence in Paris, France

1988: Pandit Shivkumar Sharma - to felicitate Henri Cartier-Bresson, the noted photographer in an
event under the patronage of M. Francois Mitterand, President of France in Paris, France

1988: Smt. Joya Biswas - in a live TV performance to celebrate Fete de la Musique (International
Music Day) under the patronage of M. Jack Lang, French Minister of Culture, in Paris, France

1988: Rohinton Cama - major performance in the prestigious Musee Guimet (Museum of Oriental
Arts) in Paris, France

1992: Pandit Ravi Shankar & 1993: Ustad Bismillah Khan - 2 prestige concerts to commemorate
Pandit Jawarharlal Nehru’s birth anniversary at the Nehru Centre of the Indian High Commission,
London, UK

1993: Ustad Bismillah Khan: at the British Museum (Gallery of Oriental Antiquities) & the South
Bank Centre (QEH), London, UK

1994: Shri Gokulotsavji Maharaj - at the Autumn Festival of Lille, France and the Festival of Sacred
Music, Germany

1997: Smt. Sulochana Brahaspati & Maharajapuram Ramachandran - in a series of lec-dems for Spic
Macay (UK)

1997 & 1998: Smt. Lakshmi Shankar & 1999: Swapnasundari - For Multiculti’s series ‘Women in
Tradition’, South Bank Centre, London, UK

1998: Begum Parveen Sultana - to commemorate the year-long celebrations of the 50th anniversary
of India’s independence, High Commission of India, London, UK

“It is always ... memorable to work with you... your complete involvment is incomparable”
Begum Parveen Sultana & Ustad Dilshad Khan - February 1993

1997 & 1999: Malavika Sarukkai - at the South Bank Centre (QEH), London, UK

2000 - Ustad Zakir Hussain and the Masters of Percussion, South Bank Centre, (Royal Festival
Hall), London, UK

2001: Begum Parveen Sultana - South Bank Centre (QEH), London, UK
          Smt Lakshmi Shankar - Bhavan in London. Organised in celebration of her 75th birthday and 50 years of performing.
          Malavika Sarukkai (Bharata Natyam) – Commonwealth Institute, London, UK

2004: Smt. Lakshi Shankar – Two performances at the Auditorium du Musee Guimet, Paris, France

2005: Gauri Sharma Tripathi (Kathak) & musicians – Two performances at the Auditorium du Musee Guimet, Paris, France

2006: Smt. Lakshmi Shankar – South Bank Centre (QEH), London, UK.  Organised by Navras Records in celebration of her 80th birthday and 25 years of collaboration with Sargam

2007, 2009, 2011:  All India concert tours by Patricia Rozario (soprano), Charles Owen (piano), Mark Troop (piano), Dhilan Gnanadurai (baritone),  Alistair Digges (tenor), Joanne D'Mello (soprano) & Susanna Hurrell (soprano)

2009: Setting up of ‘Giving Voice to India’, an ongoing vocal training course in India by Patricia Rozario (soprano) and Mark Troop (piano)

2010: Malavika Sarukkai (Bharata Natyam) – South Bank Centre (QEH), London, UK as part of ‘Alchemy’, a south-Asian festival organised by SBC

2011: Begum Parveen Sultana (Hindustani Vocal) – South Bank Centre (QEH), London, UK as part of ‘Alchemy’.

“Thank you so much for taking such wonderful care of me ... for all the opportunities you have given me to broaden my dancing experiences”
Mythili Prakash - July 1999


The best of vocal music: Pandit Bhimsen Joshi, Pandit C.R. Vyas, Ustad Ghulam Mustafa Khan, Ustad Dilshad Khan, Geetha Raja

Sargam’s committment to dance: Smt. Darshana Jhaveri/Latasana Devi, Parvati Nair, Viji Prakash, Geeta Radhakrishna, Gauri Sharma Tripathi

Encouragement of younger talent: Aswathi Tirunal Rama Varma, Nina Burmi, Mythili Prakash, Seetha Nandakumara, Bimbavati Devi

The finest of the sarod: Ustad Ali Akbar Khan, Ustad Amjad Ali Khan, Rajeev Taranath, Parthosarathy


“I think sometimes, I think as to why we don't have a word which goes beyond the golden word 'thank you' ”
Gauri Sharma Tripathi - May 1999