Rekha Surya

Dr. Mike Ghouse   June 15, 2019   Comments Off on Rekha Surya

Treat yourselves to an evening of classical Ghazals and Sufi poetry by the renowned singer who enthralls audiences with her rendition of Ghalib, Kabir, Faiz, Meer, Nasir Kazmi, Amir Khusro and others…

Classical Hindustani Ghazals by Rekha Surya Award-winning singer-composer

Washington – Sunday, August 11, 2019, 6-9 PM
Tickets – Free Eid Special | donations are appreciated
Must RSVp –

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Dallas – Saturday, August 17, 2019
Donation $25/person – $40/couple – VIP $50 $VVIP $100.00
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It is organized by a non-profit organization 

The purpose of the event is to refresh relationships between desi communities 

More about her after the two fliers for Dallas and Washington DC Events
The purpose of the event is to refresh relationships between desi communities


  • Dr. Renu Misra (240) 702-5268
  • Pavan Bezwada (301) 455-0073
  • Surinder Singh Gill (443) 454-9702
  • Rabin Goswami (301) 467-9253
  • Nuzaira Zafar (202)368-3019
  • Raj Saini (703) 376- 4623
  • Dr. Suresh Gupta (301) 332-9596
  • Arundhotee Goswami (240) 413-0400
  • Keerthi Swamy (240) 498-1023
  • Dr. Zafar Iqbal (240) 328-0162
  • Dr. Mike Ghouse (214) 325-1916


  • National Council of Asian Indian Associations
  • Aligarh Alumni Association – to be confirmed
  • Federation of Indian Christians
  • Sikhs of America – to be confirmed
  • Hindu org – to be confirmed
  • Muslim org – to be confirmed

DALLAS, TEXAS – AUG 17, 2019 at 7 PM

Date: Saturday, August 17, 2019 @ 7PM
Grand Center,  300 Chisholm Pl, Plano, TX. 75075
Organizer: Center for Pluralism

Donation: $25/person $40/Couple,
VIP $50 and $100

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A practitioner of the Lucknow Gharana of north Indian music, Rekha Surya has sung at prestigious venues in India and abroad including the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, Yale, Harvard, Cornell, MIT, and Columbia Universities.

She perpetuates the legacy of her legendary guru Begum Akhtar. She also honed her skills under the tutelage of another legend, Girija Devi of the Benaras Gharana, integrating both styles of singing into an individualistic style.

The event will be posted on Facebook, Linked-in, Eventbrite, Desi tickets and other media.

Organized by: The Center for Pluralism, a non-profit organization committed to building a cohesive America. Details at


Interview with Rajya Sabha TV’s show Shaksiyat:

Excerpts from reviews:

“Rekha Surya sang to a packed hall. Rekha belongs to the Begum Akhtar tradition, having studied under the Begum and followed that hypnotic inheritance with a great gift. Her voice is deep and resonant and her pronunciation has the same savor as the Begum’s – a sense of hopelessness and despair.”
-The Indian Express
“Begum Akhtar left the stamp of her genius on Rekha Surya.”
– Khushwant  Singh
(Singer and her Song – The Tribune)
“Rekha Surya enthralled. Her audience was spellbound by her Hori, Kajri, Jhoola, and Dadra, interspersed with Ghazal. She was sometimes sprightly, sometimes melancholy, always poignant.”

-The Bombay Times
“In today’s world of mediocre and diluted ghazal-singing, what a pleasure it was to hear Begum Akhtar’s youngest student Rekha Surya sing Ghazal in its authentic form.”
-Deccan Chronicle
“Rekha Surya’s rich voice and passionate music evoke an exotic image of a bygone era.”
-The Statesman
“Rekha Surya’s special mark is that she treats Ghazal as an allied form of Thumri and presents it alongside Thumri and Dadra, keeping Begum Akhtar’s legacy alive.”
-The Hindustan Times
“Rekha Surya is a talent to behold. Rarely does one find such confluence of restraint and abandon, discipline and playfulness, nerve-tingling sensuality and a near-sacred dedication to the Indian art of vocal exposition. Her voice has a presence. Raw and earthy, it announces itself. Her handling of rhythm is superb. ”
-Baltimore Sun
“The sensuous and the sublime become one when Rekha Surya sings Sufi poetry. Her enunciation of lyrics has astonishing clarity.”
-The Asian Age
“Rekha Surya sings Ghazal in the traditional style of Lucknow Gharana. She resembles her guru Begum Akhtar yet is unique.”
-The Hindu

I will be adding some of her popular ghazals 

Mike Ghouse, President
Center for Pluralism
Washington DC
(214) 325-1916

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