Roohani Sisters Sufi Jugalbandi comprises of two equally trained and talented singers Dr Jagriti Luthra Prasanna and Dr Neeta Pandey Negi, who 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 Classical Music.
Dr Jagriti and Dr Neeta, who intensely believe in the Sufi Tradition of Music are at par with each other and are on the same hand complement each other with their different yet same style of singing. When they sing, you definitely know it is Roohani Sisters and not one of hundreds who all sound the same. And part of what gives them a little more edge is that in addition to great singing voices, they also write and compose their own Sufi Qalams. Dr Jagriti and Dr Neeta are doctorates in Sufi Music from Delhi University where the former has written her thesis on the work and contribution of Lt. Ustaad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan to Sufi Music and the latter has emphasised on the contribution of women to Sufi Music. Roohani Sisters have a firecracker performing personality and this confidence has been passed on to them by their respective Gurus and elders who believed in their idea of spreading the message of Sufi saints.
Dr Jagriti is learning Indian Classical Music from Padma Vibhushan Pt. Rajan Sajan Mishra of Banaras Gharana and is also a sincere disciple of Ustaad Sakhawat Hussain Khan, Grandson of Padama Bhushan Ustaad Mushtaq Hussain Khan of Rampur-Sehaswan Gharana, from whom she’s learning the technicalities of Sufi and Ghazal Gayaiki. Dr. Neeta has learnt Indian Classical Music from Gandharva Mahavidyalaya and from Smt. Ketaki Banerjee of Kirana Gharana, Ghazal Gayaiki from Smt. Charanjeet Soni and is currently learning Sufiyana Gayaki under the able guidance of her guru Ustaad Iqbaal Ahmed Khan, Khalifa of Dilli Gharana. Their Idea of Sufism lies in devotion, dedication and determination. They know exactly what they want and aren’t afraid to work hard to make it happen. Through Sufi Music they aim at giving their view of spirituality whole new dimension. Their music is for a Purpose, which is to make their listeners experience the real essence of Spirituality inherited in Sufi Music.
They sing Kalams of Baba Bulleshah, Sultan Bahu, Hazrat Rumi, Hazrat Ameer Khusrau, Baba Fareed and many such Sufi poets and poetesses. Their performances include a variety of Sufi Compositions like Hamd, Qaul, Naat, Manqabat, Qawwali, Ghazal etc. In order to keep up with the pace of changing trends in Music and to spread their idea of Sufism amongst the youth, they are also open to Bollywood Sufi Music.