His moment of international fame came in 2004 when he was invited to perform a tabla solo recital at India's oldest and prestigious music festival, "Harballabh Sangeet Sammelan". It's a rare opportunity for any professional musician to be given to showcase their talent. it's even more rare to find a foreign born person to be chosen. He was the youngest and first ever Canadian to perform there. His solo recital received rave reviews from the press and audience.
During his visit to India, he was given a chance to do a solo recital at the Namdhari Satguruji's presence in Bhaini Sahib. After Rohan's presentation, Satguruji clapped, which was highly unusual because HE, who has heard so many current and past maestroes, never claps. This was considered a blessing for Rohan by Satguruji's followers, who were bit surprized by HIS unusual response. Later, Satguruji gave present of Mala to Rohan.
Rohan is also very serious about his studies and is an honors student at a Ross Sheppard High School in the IB programme.
The Accolades :-
"Your performance brought tears to my eyes, how did you become so good at such a young age?"
- Adjudicator at Futurefest, st. Albert.in 1998
"When fingers of this young artist danced on the tabla, he brought audience to their feet."
- The Daily Ajit on his performance at Harballabh Music Festival, 2004.
"Mesmerizing performance by Rohan from Canada, the youngest artist this year."
- The Daily tribune, India, on his performance at Harballabh Music Festival, 2004.
"A young and very talented boy."
- Ghazal Maestro Jagjit Singh, 2004.
"He has got great music sense."
- Ustad Aashish Khan, 2003
"He has got very good hands."
- Ustad Shujaat H. Khan, 2002.
"What a talented young fellow!"
- Ghazal singer Satish Babbar, 2004.
"A true virtuoso!"
- Dr. Jonathan Baily of University of Lethbridge at Kwanis Music Festival,2001.
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