Santosh Mishra


Santosh Mishra teaching his nephew Anket (2002), Varanasi 2009

Santosh Mishra is at present the most successful sarangi player in Varanasi. His father Bhagwan Das Mishra and uncle Narayan Das Mishra were important musicians of the Banaras gharana. His sons Sandeep and Sangeet are now both in their twenties and working as sarangi players in Mumbai. I first filmed him teaching his sons in 1994 to 1996. For this project, I worked with him mainly teaching his nephew Ankat (2002) and his student Rudraksha (1989).

Santosh Mishra teaching advanced student Rudraksha, Varanasi February 2009

© Lucy Durán, Nicolas Magriel, Geoff Baker 2011