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Music World Shocked by violinist Swarna Khuntia's sudden demise

Musicians, students. music lovers from all across the world are in a state of shock by sudden death of an acclaimed violinist Dr Swarna Khuntia. She died with Corona infection on Thursday 15 April 2021. She was diagnosed Corona positive on Saturday and was admitted in hospital on Monday with serious breathing issue. Music world is terribly shocked by this unexpected demise. 

The finest Hindustani violinist of this time in India Kala Ramnath said from USA " This is so sad| This was so quick! She loved my music and she was always in touch! I have no word to express my feeling! She was certainly a wonderful violinist and an amazing human-being!"

A prominent violinist and Ghazal singer based in the UK Kamalbir Singh said 'Swarna ji was too young to go like this. This is tremendous loss for the world of violin and world-music, in general"

A Hindustani classical vocalist Sanhita Nandi from USA said "This is just hard to believe! So sad to learn about the departure of a great soul! May her soul rest in peace!"

The co-founder of Saudha and a London based Hindustani classical vocalist Chandra Chakraborty said 'I was introduced to her divine music recently and she was supposed to join one of my interactive sessions by the end of April. She was an amazing human-being and an absolutely wonderful musician, too. My heartfelt condolence to her bereaved family."

A London based classical vocalist Chiranjeeb Chakraborty said "I am speechless! What a shocking death of an amazingly talented young violinist who could perhaps offer so much to the music lovers of the world"

A notable Hindustani classical vocalist of this time in India Supriyo Dutta said " This is absolutely a shocking news for the music circle of the world". 

An acclaimed Sitar player in India said  "It's very sad that such an extra-ordinary musician has to go so suddenly at such a young age!'

A Leeds based Hindustani sem-classical vocalist Sumana Mallik Basu said "I still can't believe that she is no more! Swarna ji was a wonderful human-being with a golden heart. It's indeed a big loss for the classical music fraternity. May her soul rest in eternal peace"


The director of Saudha T M Ahmed Kaysher said "Perhaps India can produce a few more violinists like Swarna Khuntia ji, but the whole world can't produce another version of amazing human-being like her! She was such a firm supporter of Saudha's art initiatives. An irrecoverable loss for Indian classical music!"

 Dr. Swarna Khuntia, a renowned North Indian Classical Violinist from India, is a senior Disciple of World Renowned Violinist Padmabhushan Dr. Smt. N.Rajam. She is now working as an Assistant Professor in Violin at the Department of Instrumental Music, Faculty of Performing Arts, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, U.P. Earlier she has worked as a Lecturer in violin at Indira Kala Sangeet University, Khairagarh, Chhattishgarh.

She also wrote a book called Violin and Violinist in Indian Classical Music, published by Akanksha Publication,New Delhi.

Dr. Swarna Khuntia was born in a family of musicians at Cuttack, Orissa. Her father, Pandit. Harmohan Khuntia is an outstanding Tabla & Odissi Pakhawaj exponent of Orissa, retired Staff Artist and a senior A- Grade of All India Radio, Cuttack. He is a disciple of Padma Vibhushan Pt. Gyanprakash Ghosh.

Venue: From Apr 15, 2021 to Apr 16, 2021 in


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