Mahima Dayal Mathur, professionally known as Bawari Basanti is a Hindustani Classical and Folk singer, recording artist and songwriter from New Delhi, India. Mahima started to learn music at the young age of nine, when her grandmother, Late Smt Lalita Dayal would take classes for classical music in their family home. A culturally rich foundation at home provided the foundation for her art and nourished her creative abilities. She later studied Hindustani Music under Jyotika Paust at Shri Ram Bhartiya Kala Kendra and then Prayaag Sangeet Samiti. She went to Swarnabhoomi Academy of Music to learn performing arts from Raphaelle Brochet and is currently working on collecting sounds and making experimental music.