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The Hansa Veena is a new musical instrument
developed by none other then Ravi Shankar in 7th of April, 2000. The
development of the hansa veena was undertaken by Vishan Das, M/S Rikhi
Ram and Sons of Delhi who under a collaborative effort. Not unlike the
Chatturangui or Mohan Veena this instrument possesses similar
characteristics in tuning, range and tone. This instrument has 5 playing
strings and 13 sympathetic strings. The Hansa veena is also played with
a slide. One of the main exponents of this instrument is Pandit