Today I learned: the All India Radio signature tune was composed by Walter Kaufmann, Czech refugee to India, in 1936.
Kaufmann later moved to the US, and served as a Distinguished Professor at Indiana University Jacobs School of Music during 1975-1984. IU Press published some of his books: "The ragas of South India", "The Ragas of South India", and "Musical Notations of the Orient".
The tune in question:
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