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A few of my best captures of the the Greatest Gems on the firmament of Indian Classical Music…. I have to dig deep into my hard drives to pull a few more; and also many more to be covered, I realize!

The BABA : Centurian Ustad Abdul Rashid Khan saab – baba’s intensity very few can match.

What a shrill, what a melody.... what an attitude; cannot walk but can take you elsewhere
What a shrill, what a melody…. what an attitude; cannot walk but can take you elsewhere

 
 

The charmer: Pt. Ravi Shankar wowed the audience world over with his music and charm for good seventy years

At ninety, he is still his charming best
At ninety, he is still his charming best

 
 

The pied-piper : Pt. Hariprasad Chaurasia really engages children. It comes naturally to him

Hariji interacting with children at Kohima convention of SPIC MACAY
Hariji interacting with children at Kohima convention of SPIC MACAY

 
 

Ustad Fahimuddin Dagar saab with is inimitable style kept the Drupad flag flying high

Dagar saab, an octaganarian, with his child-like enthusiasm always surprises me
Dagar saab, an octaganarian, with his child-like enthusiasm always surprises me

 
 

The nat-kat duo : Girija Deviji and Guru Birju Maharaj

Amazing jugalbandi of two outstanding natkats
Amazing jugalbandi of two outstanding natkats

 
 

The Booming duo : Pts Rajan Mishra and Pt. Sajan Mishra

Two bodies, one voice; Two voices, with all divinity
Two bodies, one voice; Two voices, with all divinity

 
 

The horse rider: Rudraveena maestro Late Asad Ali Khan saheb

Rudraveen looks like riding the great maestro. Sitting on the hunches and playing it for hours on, demands a lot
Rudraveen looks like riding the great maestro. Sitting on the hunches and playing it for hours on, demands a lot

 
 

As enthusiastic as ever – Ulhas hi Ulhas with this Kashalkar

Pt. Ulhas Kashalkar lights the stage with his vibrancy and resounding voice
Pt. Ulhas Kashalkar lights the stage with his vibrancy and resounding voice

 
 

Higher Octaves with high Octane – Guru T V Sankaranarayanan

Very few can match his pitch and speed. he just takes off
Very few can match his pitch and speed. he just takes off

 
 

One of the few outstanding female artists of current time – Sudha Raghunathan

Outstanding Carnatic musican, SUdha
Outstanding Carnatic musican, SUdha

 
 

I will add a few more by the end of the day, as I ran short of time…. catch more tomorrow…
 
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