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Hari Can Sing – But the applause for Hariharan has got loud only after the success of Colonial Cousins

Others | Oct 26, 1996

somehow, Hariharan has managed not to let his erratic choice of musical assignment corrupt his voice. He says he would still love to cut a classical record. Take a year off from everything, concentrate on riyaaz, slip into another world.

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