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Jay Thakkar is an Indian classical flautist, composer, teacher, abstract painter and an architect. He graduated as a Bachelor of Architecture (B. Arch) from Sir J. J. College of Architecture, Mumbai, India in the year 2000. Apart from his training in Indian classical music on the voice and on the Bansuri (bamboo flute) under several eminent teachers, he finally trained in the nuances of the Hindustani Raga system with the renowned flautist Pt. Hariprasad Chaurasia for seven years between the years 1999 and 2006. Presently, he divides his time among activities including teaching Indian classical music on the flute, performing classical music on Bansuri live in concerts, producing and releasing CD albums of his classical flute music through his independent label MUSICABSTRACT and creating and exhibiting original abstract paintings.