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Tochi Rainaa

Tochi  Rainaa Tochi Rainaa (Music Director) is a composer and a Sufi singer. Born into a family of musicians and saints, Tochi inherited his love for music from his grandmother. His family originally hailed from KOHAT (Pakistan) and later got settled in Patiala after the partition. He belongs to the musical Gharaana of Patiala. For almost 10 years during his formative years he took training in music from Pt. Vinod Kumar, disciple of Bade Gulam Ali Khan. Over a period of time he learned the craft from ‘Ustad Bhure Khan’, ‘Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan’, ‘Altaf Hussain Saarang’ (Afghanistan), ‘Pt. Mani Prasad ji’ and ‘Pt. Sitaram ji’. He learnt Tabla for almost 10 years and at present he is learning western classical guitar from ’Ram Ramchandran ji’. He developed an intense love for Sufi singing very early in life which has now become his identity. We all know him as ‘TOCHI RAINAA (SUFI SINGER). He along with Ram Ramchandran have undertaken a unique task of fusing two different genres of music viz., Sufi and Jazz. Soon they’ll be announcing their band ‘Bandagi’ which comprises of more than 250 artists.

FILM SONGS TO HIS CREDIT ARE:BULLESHAH from the movie ‘A WEDNESSDAY’ directed by NEERAJ PANDEY O PARDESI from the movie ‘DEV D’ directed by ANURAG KASHYAP EK TARA from the movie ‘WAKE UP SID’ directed by AYAN MUKHERJEE.

In his own words Tochi says, ‘I don’t create music from heart, but from my soul. And soul is the only source I have to come in contact with GOD Almighty.’

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