Sandeep Ranade (alias “Naadrang” born 1981) is an Indian Classical khayal vocalist from Pune. He became internationally recognized for his composition about coronavirus, “Na Corona Karo,” which went viral on social media. Ranade is regarded for his work about the techniques, aesthetics, and philosophy of music articulated as a contemporary “naad yoga”.
Born in Bangalore, Ranade began learning music at an early age and gave his first public performance at age 6. He studied computer software and engineering at University of Pune and Johns Hopkins University, later working at Microsoft and Google. Ranade performed music extensively across North America during that time. He later returned to Pune to focus on music, teach, and build a start-up.
On March 18, 2020, Ranade spontaneously composed a song in Raag Basant, “Na Corona karo,” about how to prevent transmitting the coronavirus just as Indian public health officials began implementing curfews. Widely circulated on WhatsApp, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, Ranade’s song won praise for its creativity and clear message about how to stay safe.
Popular musicians like A. R. Rahman, Pandit Jasraj, Shankar Mahadevan, Daler Mehndi, Adnan Sami, Shubha Mudgal, Meeta Pandit, and others publicly praised Ranade for his composition and singing. Ranade was named alongside other pop musicians who worked to raise awareness about COVID-19 prevention. Ranade appeared on several media outlets to discuss his song and why hygiene and social distancing are so important to prevent the virus from spreading.
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