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Rajinder Kachroo is well known name in the field of devotional and Sufi music. The talented singer has enthralled music lovers all over India through his concerts and audio cassettes. Blending his artistic talent with the changing musical scenario, he has accomplished a difficult task of producing quality music, which is successful commercially too. Rajinder Kachroo is a well-trained classical singer, who has experimented with the different forms of music, light classical, folk and devotional music. His success can be attributed to the fact that he has rich experience in presentation and production of music. Rajinder Kachroo has a natural talent for composing music and he has given some great devotional songs to the listeners.

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Rajinder Kachroo has been in the field of singing for the last three decades. He started at an early age of six with a performance at the Kheer Bhawani temple in Kashmir with a scintillating performance. Since then he has never looked back. Trained in classical form of music by Pandit V.P.Dhar and Pandit Mani Prasad and in light music by Satish Bhatia, Rajinder Kachroo has so far performed not only all over India, but abroad also. He has wide following, which can be gauged from the fact that his R.K. fan club has arranged for him to perform in more than 20 U.S. cities time and again since 1986. Earlier in 1982 he visited Britain and enthralled audience by his performances on a trip sponsored by the prestigious British Council.

Rajinder has done great service to Kashmiri music by bringing out around half a dozen cassettes on Kashmiri folk music & devotional songs. He has already sung more than300 Kashmiri songs on radio and is a well-known name to the listeners of Radio Kashmir. Rajinder Kachroo is top grade artist of All India Radio and TV.

Rajinder Kachroo has many audio cassettes of Bhajans like, Ram Krishna Hari, Bapu Ke Priya Bhajan, Ram Nam Ati Meetha Hai, Krishna Naam Sukhdham, Bam Bam Bhola, Ram Sancho Tero Naam, Shiv mahima, and Om Bhajans & Bhajans of Devi Maa (goddess Durga, to his credit. These cassettes can  be Download MP3 of Audio Cassettes.

Rajinder Kachroo has performed in live concerts at Haridwar, Lucknow, Varanasi, Allahabad, Bhopal, Gwalior, Hyderabad, Jammu, Srinagar, & many cities of Punjab. His fan following across India & abroad has grown many fold since 80s when he first started his concert tours.

Being a natural composer, Rajinder Kachroo is now in to giving music for ballets. Two ballets which have been repeatedly shown at Delhi, Hyderabad, Rajkot and Kankhal are on the life of Ma Sarada (consort of Sri Ramakrishna Paramhansa), and on Lalleshwari (saint poetess of Kashmir). have music composed by him, in addition to the voice rendered by him.

In 2002 Rajinder Kachroo was sent by lCCR for promoting indian culture to Mauritius where he enthralled audiences with his vast repertoire of Bhajans and soofiyana qalam.

On the occasion of Independence Day of 2003 Rajinder Kachroo composed and sang patriotic poetry of Prime Minister Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee for Doordarshan's National Network, which has been telecast time and again.

Year 2005 & 2006, &2009 were musical trips to US, where Rajinder enthralled audience with his rendering of Devotional songs, Sufi qalam & ghazals. Special mention is to be made of a programme on the Independence Day celebration at Indian Embassy in Washington DC which was attended by many from far flung areas of US. Rendering of National songs was very well received. Recently from Aug to Sept 2013, Rajinder enthralled Indians settled in Sydney and Melbourne cities of Australia with his own compositions of Bhajans, Ghazals, in Kashmiri, Hindi and Urdu.

From the year 2006 onwards Rajinder has been in to mentoring of young and old for leading a happy life. His thrust on being happy through practice of meditation and linking life with good deeds has turned many atheists in to spiritual path. “Jeevan Jeenai Kee Kala” is his theme in almost most of the Bhajans. His Bhajans and Sufi songs have content which touches the heart of each and every listener. He believes that God can be visualized through music.

Rajinder is an ardent believer of Indian values. He practices Yoga, Pranayam and meditation on daily basis. His music therapy with the principals of Ashtang Yoga, have proved beneficial in the case of persons with depression. Those addicted to smoking or drugs have benefited greatly by his therapy. His desire to teach children the nuances of yoga and Pranayam has now become his passion.

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