She is learning music from Geetaji. Her husband G S Hegde, while employed in a Bank, is also a well known Tabla player. As a music enthusiast, he has also formed an organisation called Sapthak with a purpose to promote and encourage 'young' artists by giving them a platform to sing. Sapthak arranges a concert every 4 weeks at Hegde's residence. Hegdes' have built a hall on their terrace specially for this purpose and it can accommodate about 150 people. A laudable effort.
They are also parents of Dhananjay Hegde who has made a name for himself as an accomplished singer of classical Vocal Hindustani music. (You can see his website by clicking on his name!)
Tara was invited to sing on Sunday the 24th and I am glad I advanced my flight from Bangkok to specifically attend her concert! She did well and said she felt comfortable singing and feels more confident after this concert. She sang for an hour and that is the longest she has performed so far in a public concert!
Hegdeji while introducing Tara spoke of her enthusiasm for music at an young age of 60 and her significant contribution in bringing classical Hindustani music to Bangkok. Below are some pictures thanks to Sapthak.