Anubodh - The Bansuri Maker
A few years back when I embarked upon making my first Bansuri flute I had not the least inkling that soon I will start to become known as a concert Bansuri maker. And that my passion to build Bansuri's would almost equal my passion for playing the magical instrument of Bansuri, the North Indian bamboo flute.
Though now on a second thought, it would be more correct to say that my drive and passion to build Bansuri flutes is actually propelled by my love and reverence of the ethereal sound of this ancient instrument and the great joy that I derive out of playing on it. And of course, the appreciation bestowed on my Bansuri's by many a well respected exponents of the instrument spurs me on to keep putting my very best in each single Bansuri I make.
Now how did I ever conjure up the idea of making one in the first place? Just after retiring from my decade and a half long entrepreneurial career in manufacturing industry, certainly manufacturing anything was not even the last thing on my mind! But during the twenty some years of playing around with Bansuri flutes, I had become aware of the acute dearth of well tuned flutes in the market. To find a good quality flute seemed like a seemed more like an act of fate.
Initially, to overcome this fatality factor, I hit upon the wild idea of building my own Bansuri! With my training and experience in mechanical engineering design & love for music coupled with the encouragement of my reclusive teacher Swami Vibhav , the very first flute I made was of incredible mellifluousness and had a perfect pitch. Suspecting that it might be just coincidental ...there I went ahead and made a bunch more in different sizes. Lo and behold! Got the same wonderful results as before. What else could it be but the blessings of Indian goddess of knowledge, music and arts - Ma Saraswati!
The encouragement and appreciation that followed from my gurus, friends and fellow musicians was so overwhelming that soon I was making Bansuri's in almost all the possible sizes for musicians in India and far-off corners of the globe. After living the U.S. for many years now I divide my time between India and the U.S., pursuing my love for Indian Classical music and building customized Bansuri's and Carnatic flutes. It is a great honor and blessing for me that my flutes are well recognized, appreciated and patronized even by the greatest living exponent of Bansuri, Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia.
I put my fullest attention to detail in creating an instrument of unmatched quality. I stand behind my work and guarantee its quality. All my Bansuri flutes bear my signatures burnt in as seal of quality. If you have any question regarding my flutes, e-mail me at and I will be glad to write back.