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Pall of gloom

Bharat Ratna Bismillah Khan?s death has plunged the music world into grief. Renowned classical singer Pt Rajan Mishra said, ?Since I belong to Varanasi, I got several opportunities to meet Bismillah Khan and he always blessed me.

india Updated: Aug 22, 2006 00:11 IST

Bharat Ratna Bismillah Khan’s death has plunged the music world into grief. Renowned classical singer Pt Rajan Mishra said, “Since I belong to Varanasi, I got several opportunities to meet Bismillah Khan and he always blessed me.

Ustad saheb had given a new height to the art of shehnai. It was Khan saheb’s devotion that made the instrument so very popular”.

Noted sarod maestro Pt Jyotin Bhattacharya also expressed sorrow at the maestro’s demise and said the loss was irreparable.

“The shehnai recital of Bismilah Khan in Hindi movie Goonj Uthi Shehnai had left a memorable impact on the mind of music lovers,” he said. He had got an opportunity to hear the Bismillah Khan’s concert in Chapra, Bihar, where people went crazy asking him to play again and again.

Padma Vibhushan awardee and noted tabla maestro Pt Kishan Maharaj too, expressed his sorrow on the demise of Bismillah Khan. He also visited the ancestral house of Khan Saheb in Harha Sarai area to pay homage and to console the bereaved family members of Khan Saheb. Similarly, classical singer Pt Channu Lal Mishra expressed deep grief on the demise of Khan Saheb and termed it as an ‘irreparable loss’. Indeed, the loss is irreparable... and not just for the world of music!