Indian American Captivates Singing Celebrating Women

On March 3, 18 year-old Indian American singer Pragathi Guruparasad celebrated Women’s History Month at the American Library with an intimate concert of Tamil, Hindi, and English songs celebrating women. Her choice of songs honored the multiple roles of women in creating a world of equality and compassion, from mother to teacher to activist.  Pragathi sang Chinna Chiru Kiliye, Uiyrum Neeye Udalum Neeye, Meri Ma, Every day is so wonderful, and more. The California native Pragathi returns each year to her family’s home in Chennai and is trained in Carnatic music as well as Western and Hindustani.  She is a true example of the importance and strength of the Indian diaspora and the deep ties between the U.S. and India. After competing on the 2012 Airtel Super Singer Junior competition, Pragathi has become a successful playback singer, working with award winning composers of South Indian film industry. Pragathi is currently in 12th grade, and will be attending university in the United States.

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Indian American singer Pragathi Guruprasad’s concert celebrating women in song in honor of Women’s History Month brings joy to her fans and portrays the vibrancy of diaspora community to U.S.-India relations. (State Dept.)