Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Saaz ki aawaaz

Ustaadji nahin rahe. Shehnai will never sound the same.

6 comments:

Music Fan said...

so true u are..

it is hard to imagine shehnai without him..... it is one of those things you dont even want to acknowledge....may his soul rest in peace...

Aakarsh said...

it was the death of a great musician..but also of a great human being...

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Gandaragolaka said...

Come to think of it, how many of us have 'heard' him??, and I mean live...

Have his recordings lessened the loss of the maestro?

Random Walker said...

gglaka: His recordings have not lessened the loss of the Maestro for this simple reason: we will never get the chance to see him play live again - all the ideas, all the blisses that could have been, won't be. And I have never seen him play live.

Exhibition grounds always used to have Ustadji's shehnai tape playing every year. Once I actually heard a bedsheet salesman singing along with the shehnai without actually being conscious of it. That was the only time I actually felt good accompanying my mom in haggling.

yadbhavishya said...

I think we will now feel the silence louder.

I saw him play in parade grounds, albeit from a distace of half a kilometer. Was probably 6-7 years old. Could not understand then, why so many people were intently listening to "boring, sad music".