The day was the beginning of a new week in Delhi.
It was 6AM in the morning and the raag was Bhatiyaar,which for ages I’ve only heared about, but never listened to in any of the live performances.
The reason would have been that not many concerts are taking place now a days in the morning as early as 5AM ,the time at which it is usually sung.
My association with Aneeshji has been very recent but it seems that it has been for ages that I knew him,as a person and as a mentor.
Not only him but also his troup ,it seems has been associated with me.The gesture and companionship they did show towards me was really enthralling.
Sudhir ji has a long relationship with Goa(his gurus Pdt.Tulsidas Borkar and Pdt. Jitendra Abhishki Bua are both from Goa).Goa is the place where I learned and inculcated the passion about the music.
The one very intersting fact I have observed is that ,I planned to become a good musician under Aneeshji’s tutelage but now end up starting to learn to become a
good human being,after all that is the most important objective of one’s life , above all success and achievements ,isn’t it?
Met “Sudev Sheth” in the concert ,who is doing his graduation in University of California-Berkeley in “Political Science & South Asian Music”.Sudev is also learning under Aneeshji and
could found in him a very humble ,keen student of music.He has come to Delhi as an exchange program and to study about the Indian Music in Delhi and it’s developement in the last couple of centuries.Pretty nice research topic .
Lalit Kala Academi Studio in Garhi east Of Kailash was filled with the overwhelming presence of ART enthusiasts.
The students,professors,professionals mostly of whom were bengalis because the program was organised in the memory of late “Sankho Choudhury”.
The mehfil ended with the Bhairavi raag and bhajan in the same raag.The chirpings of birds,and white colour of curtains was creating a divine and peaceful environment.It was an open space
surrounded by the hostel ,a garden ,maidan and sculptures and paintings made by the fellow students of the academy.Inspired to learn and devote my carnal body to the development of Music.