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The South Asian Symphony Foundation works toward building peace and mutual understanding in South Asia through the medium of music and the creation of the unifying platform of a South Asian symphony orchestra .
Nirupama Menon Rao
Nirupama Menon Rao was Foreign Secretary of India (2009-2011) She was Ambassador of India to China (2006-2009) and Ambassador of India to the United States from 2011 to 2013. Ambassador Rao is a Founder-Trustee with her husband, Sudhakar, of The South Asian Symphony Foundation (www.symphonyofsouthasia.org) – a not-for-profit Trust which is dedicated to promoting mutual understanding in South Asia through the creation of a South Asian Symphony Orchestra
Born and raised in Lahore, Pakistan, Ali Sethi apprenticed under classical singers Ustad Naseeruddin Saami, a doyen of Delhi Gharānā, and Farida Khanum. After majoring in South Asian Studies from Harvard University, he published a semi-autobiographical novel, The Wish Maker, about politics and family in Pakistan. Ali is known to audiences in India because of his performances through Coke Studio.