Wednesday 8 June 2016

Raag Megh Malhaar in the Golden Temple

I was told by my ustad at the Prayag Sangeet Samiti, Allahabad ( where I learnt classical Hindustani music for 3 years during my student days, some half a centurry back ), that once the great classical music singer and teacher Vishnu Digamber Paluskar ( 1872-1931 ) visited the Golden Temple in Amritsar.
 The Sikh priests there requested him to sing raag megh malhaar in the Harminder Sahib, the innermost part of the shrine, which he did.
 I tried to find out whether the recording of his song exists, but could not. Perhaps it does not now exist, or was not recorded.
 So this is the closest I could get to it, though of course not sung by him

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