Source: The Hindu; Author: Vishnupriya Bhandaram; Photo Courtesy: K. Ramesh Babu

They can’t even remember when they started singing together. On this hot day in their quaint apartment in Barkatpura, Lalitha and Haripriya, the Hyderabad Sisters sit reticent As the gush of the air-cooler soothes the temperature of a room, the sisters think hard about the question and after a brief chat with each other, they agree they used to watch their mother learn music and that her guru taught them. They can’t put a date on it. Music, they say, came naturally. In fact, all eight sisters of the Bhaskara family are musical. One sings ghazals, two play the violin and another sister sings light Carnatic music for All India Radio. The sisters stress that singing and music happened serendipitously. “Nothing was ever planned,” says Lalitha. When they were 9 and 10 years old they gave their first concert at the Shankar Matham.

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