Pandit Sujan Rane, a multifaceted personality

Pandit Sujan Rane,  a multifaceted personality 

“Namaste , Shri Sujan Rane. Sir, Thanks for your blessings!!” Garje Marathi’s supporter, guide octogenarian Pandit Sujan Rane.

Such an inspiring personality!!  

*Professional Banker, Accomplished –acclaimed classical singer of Kirana Gharana, amazing Portrait painter

Sujan Rane went to Muscat, Oman in 1977 as a senior Official to establish Bank Al Ahli a local Bank , affiliated to  Societe  Generale, the French international Bank. He was successful not only in establishing it but turning it into a profitable Bank within a span of 8 years . Sujan went to Mumbai periodically to engage promising young Maharashtrians for this Bank . They worked successfully in helping himto turn this Bank into a profitable organization , which is now known as Bank of Muscat .

He returned to Mumbai in 1986 and worked as General Manager for Dhrangadra Chemical Works Ltd .  ( connected with Times of India Group of Companies ) and later as a  Consultant  to Manubhai Maneklal the Bear King of Bombay Stock Exchange . In 1992  he was employed on Vice-Presidential level of ABN-ANRO Bank in Saudi Arabia for their Operations in the Eastern Area, while teaching in the evenings , Economics, Banking Operations and Management Accountancy at Institute of Public  Administration, Al-Khobar , a Saudi Government College training Saudi  adult students for Positions in Saudi Government Departments . He was soon appointed a full-time Lecturer in this College and served the College for a few years before taking permanent residence in USA in 2000.

Sujan Rane has been in USA since then , promoting both Hindustani Classical Vocal Music of the Kirana Gharana and Portrait-Painting on a professional basis . During the last 20 years he had the privilege to execute portraits of several distinguished personalities in USA and India

Pandit Sujan Rane has been a Professional Hindustani Classical Singer as well as a Portrait-Painter over the last 40 years .

Music -

Senior  Shishya of Pt Firoz Dastur , doyen of Kirana Gharana who was a Shishya of Sawai Gandharva.

Presented recitals principally at -Indian Cultural Center, Muscat, Oman, Indian Cultural Center, Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia , Benares Hindu University. Varanasi , Tata Institute of Fundamental    Research  Mumbai, ITC Sangeet Research Academy, Calcutta , Kala Academy , Goa, International Cultural Institute , Bangalore ., Swami Vallabh Sangeetalay , Mumbai ., New York Cultural Center, New York. , Nehru Center, High Commission of India , London and many other small institutions


Commissioned to paint portraits of distinguished personalities like, besides several private individuals.

*Sultan Qaboos , former Ruler Of Oman, *Senator Mr Peter Inverso Of Republican Party of USA , *Indira Gandhi , former Indian  Prime Minister. ,* Shriyans Prasad Jain connected with Times of India. Mumbai. *Swami Chinmayanand for Chinmaya Mission, New Jersey, USA.  *Swami Vivekanand for Vivekanand Kendra , Kanyakumari, South India. *Donated portraits of Indian Classical Musicians  to Maharaja Sayajiraw University of Baroda in Jan 2021.

Held paintings exhibitions at Nehru Center. Mumbai, Shanmukhanand Cultural Center, Mumbai, Brihan Maharashtra Mandal Convention , Calgary , Canada