Inclusive Music Band – “Pehli Baarish”


To invite the Pehli Baarish Inclusive Music Band, call Ms Ritika Sahni

at +91 9769357390 


Inclusive Band “Pehli Baarish” performing for Fazlani Global Academy





Pehli Baarish is the brainchild of playback singer and Founder-Trustee of Trinayani Ms Ritika Sahni



This inclusive music band brings together artists with and without disabilities



Started in Mumbai in 2014 and Kolkata in 2018 



Aims to provide a dignified livelihood to talented & professional musicians with disabilities as well as change the perception and representation of people with disabilities as mere receivers of support and welfare, to individuals, contributing and giving back to society



The band performs professionally upon the invitation. Here is a list of some places for whom we have performed:

Enjoy some of our pro bono performances over here: Oh Saathi Chal, Gore Gore – Love You Zindagi cover and Zindagi mil ke bitaneyge

 Pro Bono-

  • Leprosy Mission

  • Prerana

  • Urja

  • Chembur Children’s Home

  • Umerkhadi Remand home

  • YWCA-Asha Sadan

  • King George Memorial Hospital

  • Adhaar




  • Bandra Durga Puja, Mumbai,

  • The 10th year celebration of Fazlani Globale Academie,

  • HPCL Diversity Month Celebration in Mumbai,

  • Kalaghoda Arts Festival in Mumbai,

  • HPCL Event at Vizag,

  • CavinKare Ability Awards Chennai,

  • FLO FICCI in Hyderabad,

  • Tata Mumbai Marathon,

  • Rotary Club of Mumbai Nariman Point

  • Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation-run organization ETC,

  • The Annual Fest, Quintessence 2020 of Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai

  • WALMART, Hyderabad 

  • The Best D&I Practices of Asia Seminar & Awards 2020

  • Microsoft 

  • Diageo 

  • Durga Puja 

  • Goldman Sachs 

  • A recorded performance for General Electric


Check out a performance from the Pehli Baarish Music Band over here

Meet the Team 


The Music Band Pehli Baarish is led Ms Ritika Sahni. It also comprises artists with and without disabilities which is the essence of diversity and inclusion. 


Among our visually impaired musicians we have had Sachin Gaikar, Ashok Arya, Deepak Pandit and Sachin Patil on Tabla, Congo and Dholak, Augustine Chettiar on Octopads, Dhawal Bhavsar, Rahul Gujjal, Sarfaraz Quereshi, Mahesh and Nitesh Sonawane on Keyboards, Ashok Parmar, Jayant, Sapna, Mangala and Siddhesh Patil on vocals and Kishor Gohil and Budhha as the compere for our shows. 


We are grateful to our friend Kishor Gohil, well known visually impaired compere and event organizer for all his support. 


For several shows, we are also joined by two young talented guests- Rucha Shere and Ananya Halarnkar.

Rucha Shere has completed her Master’s in Sanskrit with first-class and has her own Sanskrit Academy and YouTube channel संस्कृत रुचि with Rucha Shere. She has a congenital disability – Down syndrome.

Ananya Halarnkar has a YoutTube chanel called –  “Voice of Ananya Halarnkar”. She is a Sangeet Visharad & wants to take up music as a career. Ananya is on the Autism spectrum.



Pehli Baarish Team for Microsoft
Pehli Baarish for Goldman Sachs
Guest artist Rucha Shere with Pehli Baarish
Guest artist Ananya Halarnkar at Pehli Baarish show for Diageo









All shows led by Ms Ritika Sahni are designed mutually in consultation with the client, the song list is decided to suit the taste of particular audiences and is rehearsed before the show. We hope to touch every soul with our music.

Pehli Baarish Inclusive Music Band is available for performances.

Reach out to us at [email protected] or [email protected] for more details.