From my 2018 Darbar interview with Rupak Kulkarni: “Rang Malhar happened by chance. It was the rainy season, and I was playing in a monsoon festival. I was the last performer, and by the time my turn came then all types of Malhar family ragas had been played already. I thought I should come up with a different one: and Rang Malhar came out. It is quite a unique combination, mixing Shuddh Sarang and Miyan ki Malhar”. As yet unrecorded.
—Rupak Kulkarni (2018)—
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