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Yousuf Kerai

Lecturer, Mathematics School of Science & Engineering

Yousuf Kerai learnt to sing and play the harmonium under the tutelage of the late Master Babu Khan at the age of eight. At 16, he was accepted as a student of the tabla maestro, Ustad Khurshid Hussain, and has been playing tabla for the last 18 years. Yousuf holds a BA in mathematics and an MAT in teaching mathematics. He has lectured and taught courses on music and mathematics at The Aga Khan University (2011 - 2014), Peaceniche-T2F (2010-2011), School of Leadership’s Young Leaders Conference (2011 & 2012), Tedx Karachi (2014), Loyola University (2015), Habib University (2016) and has held many recitals and orchestra performances with master musicians in the US and Pakistan. Yousuf currently serves as a faculty member at Habib University where he teaches courses in mathematics, history of mathematics, and music and mathematics. He is also the founder of Tarz Group, an ensemble of classically trained musicians, committed to helping young listeners delight in their South Asian musical heritage. Tarz Group has held many live concerts in Karachi and Lahore and have released an album titled, The Essence of South Asia, which is available internationally on digital music platforms.

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