Abhi is an engineer by education, entrepreneur by profession and a music connoisseur at heart.
Abhi worked in several capacities as a software developer in India and the U.S. before co-founding Gist Digital, headquartered in New York city with offices in Northern Virginia and India.
Abhi was exposed to Hindustani Classical music from a very early age by his parents.
He learnt to listen to classical pieces with his father, who was a self-taught flutist.
He is very passionate about all forms of music. His business acumen and love for Indian classical music inspired him to join hands with his fellow founders to create NaadRang.
Aditi Lonkar born in Kolhapur, Maharashtra state, India began learning music in childhood under the guidance of her mother Late Smt. Vijaya Dongarkar, who was very good singer and teaching bhajan- classes in Mumbai.
She has participated in many light music competitions in School, College and at job while working in India.
She has a passion for music– classical, semi classical and light music such as abhangs, bhajans, Natya Sangeet, Hindi film Sangeet etc. Aditi also has passion for writing articles on various topics.
In 1990 Aditi came to US with her husband and had been active since then in numerous social activities for Marathi community, Chinmaya Mission, India International School, Fairfax county public schools and Northern Virginia religion interfaith community.
Nagesh has been an avid lover of indian classical music. Although his professional career has to do with data and computers, he has always maintained a relationship with Indian music.
Nagesh first thought about establishing an organization to promote Indian classical music in the DC metro area a couple of years ago. Unfortunately, the right mix of interested people was missing.
In 2015, with the help of others, he organized a concert by Shri Bhuvanesh Komkali, grandson of the legendary Pt Kumar Gandharva. From there on, after meeting Abhijit and Aditi, the concept of Naadrang was born.