Sitar Queen of India
For Renu Jain, the Sitar and self are identical entities, and music is not just a discipline but life itself - vibrating and pulsating and full of color. The power of her music is most immediately encountered in the mesmerizing music of her Sitar and the intense sweetness that is the hallmark of her passionate and beautiful music. by sheer precision and an astute artistic sense she has made for herself a place in the limitless, infinite universe of indian Classical Music. A versatile Artist , she has spent her early years painting with oils and water colors, dabbling in ceramics and sculpture, discovering the grace of Kathak dance. After graduting in English Literature from Delhi University and majoring Interior Design from the University of Minnesota (USA), she resumed her love with music. In all, these pursuites she had the yearning to discover her own expression, which led her to the magical kingdom of 'Sapt Swaras' and the yearning became an obsession, occupying all her wakeful hours. As Payal Jain, Renu's daughter testifies by saying, " I grew up watching my mother practising her sitar as long as 20 hours a day. Her commitment to her music is unparalleled and it is her devotion, Passion and entire Life". This caliber was tenderly nurtured by her husband Dr. Prem Jain, as Renu says " I owe my music to him".