pt vinayak torvi 0“Guru is not a person. He is Power. For the power accompanies his students everywhere.” These words were uttered by the famous Pandit Vinayak Torvi from Bangalore, the Shishya of Bharat Ratn Pandit-  Bhimsen Joshi. He performed the different ragas for our students of Kala Kendra in Milan Hall. For three hours he sang and explained to the students the different Gharanas- the history and lyrics of traditional Hindustani ragas, singing styles. He stressed the importance of riyas or practice. Our students asked important questions and doubts they had regarding music.His accompaniments were on Tabla Mr.Jagdish Arthakoti, Harmonium Mr.Kirti K. Badshesi,Tanpura Mrs. Kasturi Atravalkar. On the whole it was mesmerizing to hear them play and sing. An unforgettable time. Four of them were honoured by Fr.Paul D’Souza, with shawl and bouquets. Welcome was given by Mr.Jaideo Mukherjee, vote of thanks by Mr.B.P. Tiwary.

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