| 15 Jul 2024
AIRÆsæA Musical LegacyÆ of father-son concerts strikes a chord with audience

New Delhi: All India Radio, which highlights father and son duos in its monthly ‘Musical Legacy’, achieved a rare feat with an enthralling jugalbandi between four members of the same musical family from the Banaras gharana.

Renowned vocalist Padma Bhushan Pt Rajan Mishra presented a programme which featured him with Pt. Sajan Mishra, Ritesh Mishra and Rajnish Mishra.

The programme recorded for the National Channel will be broadcast at a later date.

The father and son duos hit the high note of their musical prowess and left the audience spellbound when they played Raag Nayki Kanhada and Raag Adana.

“Music is a therapy and cures people suffering from unknown illness”, Pt. Rajan said, adding that such events promote not only inter-generation legacy but also showcase skill learnt over centuries from forefathers.

His brother Pt. Sajan added, “AIR’s attempt to bring forth father and son together on the same platform is remarkable and worthwhile.”

The first concert of 'A Musical Legacy' series was inaugurated on 28 October this year with famed santoor Maestro Padamshree Bhajan Sopori and his son Abhay Rustum Sopori.

“The show is interesting and is being loved by all people especially classical music lovers. Since AIR has always organized musical shows to promote rich cultural heritage of India, this musical legacy is the first of its kind where both fathers and sons perform on the same stage” said AIR Director General Fayyaz Sheheryar.