Roohani Sisters – Dr. Jagriti Luthra Prasanna (Lead Founder) and Dr. Neeta Pandey Negi are the leading vocalists behind the Sufi Jugalbandi concept. Both the vocalists are equally trained and taIented singers. Dr. Jagriti Luthra Prasanna and Dr. Neeta Pandey Negi, perform Sufiyana Qalams, Qawwali, Kaafi and Ghazals in traditional style along with their own improvisations and variations, merging it with the Jugalbandi style of Indian ClassicaI Music. Roohani Sisters intensely believe in the Sufi Tradition of Music complement each other with their different yet same style of singing. The ability to create that unique connect with the audience has always been a great differentiator. Dr. Jagriti Luthra Prasanna write and compose their own Sufi Qalams that has been a great hit with the listeners. Roohani Sisters are doctorates ( PHD Degree ) in Sufi Music from Delhi University. Dr. Jagriti has written her thesis on the work and contribution of Lt. Ustaad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan to Sufi Music while Dr. Neeta has emphasized the contribution of women in Sufi Music.
The ability to give mesmerizing and soulful performances has been passed on to them by their respective gurus and elders who believed in their idea of spreading the message of Sufi Saints. They perform different forms of devotioanl music such as Sufi Music (Qawwali, Kafi, Ghazals), Sugam Bhakti Sangeet and Nirgun Bhakti Sangeet. They performed many Sufiyana Qalams of Saint like Bulleh Shah, Baba Farid, Rumi and Amir Khusrau. Additionally, they perform different forms of music such as Nirgun Bhakti Sangeet and Sugam Bhakti Sangeet. Sugam Bhakti Sangeet like Guru Bhajans, Krishna Bhajans, Shiv Bhajans and Devi Bhajans which combines their classicism and modernity in right balance. Roohani Sisters rendered many poetry accredited to Kabir, Ramdas and Mirabai – the medieval Indian saint to which most of them are self- attribute. There poetries emphasize the transitory nature of life, nonattachment to the mundane, the inevitability of death, and salvation through devotion. They performed Nirgun Bhakti Sangeet at its excellence. This form of worship was propagated by Nirgun saints through their writings and songs by breaking away the oppressive caste and gender hierarchy associated with temple worship of icons.
Devotional music is their specialty. Coming from a Hindu upbringing they are also acknowledge that music has no boundaries. That is why their aim to maintain a balance and perfect blend of compositions consisting of different genres of music comprising Bhajans and Sufi renditions. Their collaboration with Sanskar TV and Divya Channel are a testament to our passion towards performing different forms of music. Roohani sisters are ICCR empannelled artist . They have rendered their devotional voices in SPIC MACAY as well as under MINISTRY OF MINORITY AFFAIRS as SUFIYANA CONCERTS IN HUNAR HAATS in ALLAHADAD, DELHI, LUCKHNOW AMD MUMBAI . The Roohani Sisters have performed at various prestigious stages of India like Dada Saheb Phalke International Film Festival, Wajid Ali Shah Festival, Jahan e Khusrau, Dilli Durbaar, Sahitya Aajtak, Jashne-e-Adab, International Sufi and Folk Festivals, Chittagong, Bangladesh, Delhi International Arts Festival, H C L concert series , Kadambari Rangmanch for Women and Child Welfare Program, Lokrang, Peer Parai Jane Re , AROHAN , Maha Kumbh Mela in Haridwar etc and also gave interviews for various channels like Doordarshan, ND TV Imagine, Aaj Tak, Pragya, Focus, R TV Bangladesh, Total Bhakti, News18 , sanskar etc.
Recently, Roohani Sisters , performed at the 26th edition of the Fez Festival of World Sacred Music, Morocco. Dr. Jagriti Luthra Prasanna is the daughter in law of the popular and esteemed artist of Shehnai and Flute – Pt. Rajendra Prasanna Ji from Banaras Gharana. She is a wife of Rajesh Prasanna , the eldest son of Pt. RAJENDRA Prasanna , and a fame flute player as Prasanna Brothers in the music industry. She has taken her basic Raagdari Taleem under Mrs. Ketaki Banerjee from Kirana Gharana. She learnt Indian classical music from Shri. Ritesh Mishra and his father Padma Bhushan Pt. Rajan and Sajan Mishra JI of the Banaras Gharana. She is also a sincere disciple of Ustaad Sakhawat Hussain, Grandson of Padma Bhushan Ustaad Mushtaq Hussain Khan of Rampur-Sahaswan gharana from whom she learnt the technicalities of Sufi and Ghazal Gayaki. Dr. Neeta, inspired by her grandfather Shri Shiv Charan Pandey, started learning Indian classical music at an early age. She learnt Indian Classical Music from Lt. Shri Vipin Mudgaliya and Smt.Indu Mudgal and Mrs.Ketaki Banerjee from Kirana Gharana. She learnt, Ghazal and semi-classical from Smt.Charanjeet Soni and Sufiyana Gayaki under the able guidance of her guru Lt. Ustad Iqbal Ahmad Khan, Khalifa of Dilli Gharana.
AWARDS and RECOGNITIONS 2019 – Narishakti Puruskar Narishakti ko Pranam Puruskar awarded by Brijbhoomi foundation for being amongst 51 most influential women in India. 2019 – Karamveer Chakra Award “Karamveer Chakra Award ” And Rex Karamveer Global Fellowship Given by Rex Foundation for making a positive contribution towards bringing a change and making a difference in the society through their Music.