Monday, April 22, 2013

Ustad Amjad Ali Khan (Sarod Maestro)



Life has different colors. Sometimes its soothing to eyes sometimes not. Its been 'not' for a long time for me. But undoubtedly, every color shows different scenes and every scene comes up with colorful lights (lessons of life). Mother was not well for quite a long time. A bunch of investigations have been raised. Finally all end up with a surgery. She went under it. It was a major operation and took around 6 hrs. But it went successful and now she is recovering. This disease was very unique and rare. Few of the doctors said it was never seen before at their hospital. Anyway, all is well now and I am happy. :)

My apologies to you all for this delay. I will try to reduce this next time. This art work, as you would have recognized by now, is of none another than 'Padma Vibhushan' Sarod Maestro Ustad Amjad Ali Khan. He is unique in his style and being heard all over the world. He performs with his two disciple sons Amaan and Ayaan. I had a few words with Ayaan a couple of months ago and he was very curious to see this art work. I am hoping my art work satisfies his expectations. Amjad Saab has served for the nation for so many decades and rewarded by Padma Vibhushan. So I have decorated his portrait with tri color nation flag, 'Tiranga'.

Sarod is a very beautiful instrument and it shines more when Amjad saab plays. This instrument known to be invented by his family sixth generation before. He has recently released a book "My Father, Our Fraternity". It was launched by the 'Star of the Millennium Shri Amitabh Bachchan Ji. This book is a tribute from a son, himself to a father, Hafiz Ali Khan. He tells his father's story and his world in this book. So I strongly recommend to buy this book and know about him more. I salute Amjad Saab for putting an effort for his father's life and work.

Our existence is because of our mother and father. But what I see now a days that in old age they struggle to find their existence. What all they did for us, we say its their duty but it's not vice versa in most of the cases. They served their children as a duty but children serve them as a favor. We Indian are definitely losing our 'Sanskaar and Sanskriti' or it used to be in papers only ! I try to follow those papers and find a pleasure while serving my parents and I do hope all will, who all read this post.

Enjoy each and every moment of this life. Its written by the Supreme ! I would come soon with new art work . Till then Alvida...May you live with peace and love !

Regards & Love,
AOD