Credentials

  • Stood first in all the light music categories at the International Children's year in 1979.
  • Stood first in all the light music categories at the International Year of Youth in 1980.
  • Received research scholarship from Sangeet Research Academy, Calcutta in 1987.
  • Received Gold and Silver Medal from All India Radio in 1989. Received National Scholarship from the Ministry Of HRD, Govt of India in 1995.
  • Appointed as the visiting lecturer of Lenasia School of music and Mayfair School of Music at Johannesburg in 1997. Appointed as the principle vocal teacher at the Indian Consulate, Johannesburg, South Africa in 1998.
  • Appointed as the Lecturer of Music in History and Society at the University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg in 1999.

Her melodious voice has been well appreciated and blessed by world famous musicians like Bharat Ratna Pandit RaviShankar, Ustad Zakir Hussain, Ustad Vilayat Khan, Ustad Ali Akbar Khan, Pandit V.G Jog, Pandit Budhadity Mukherjee, Pandit Kumar Bose and many others.

Chandra has taught in India, South Africa, USA and UK and has students from all communities and background.

Chandra sings like a grown up fully flaeged artist . . . ( this comment was made at Sangeet Research Academy, when Chandra was 13 ) - Late Pandit Ajay Sinha Roy

I can see music on her face - Ustad Ghulam Ali in London, 22 June 2012

What ever we have learnt from our Guru, we have given all that to Chandra. She is our daughter with a golden voice - Pt A. Kanan and Smt. Malabika Kanan( Chandra's Guruji and Guruma)

You sing so well; so relaxing is your voice. You look very beautiful on the stage, too - H. M. Queen Elizabeth II of England, June 2002. London