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News |  08 Feb 2023 21:12 |  By RnMTeam

Padma Vibhushan Ustad. Ali Akbar Khan Centennial Celebration at Swara Samrat Festival Season 10 Grand Finale

MUMBAI: Shreeranjani Foundation Trust invites classical music & dance lovers to join in the Grand Finale of the 10th Season of the annual Swara Samrat Festival (SSF), celebrating the centennial of the legendary Sarod master, Padma Vibhushan Swara Samrat Ustad. Ali Akbar Khan. The mega festival of Indian Classical Music & Dance will take place on Saturday, February 11th, and Sunday, 12th from 4.00 p.m. to 10.00 p.m. at the historic Balgandharva Rangamandir in Bandra West, Mumbai.

The Grand Finale of SSF Season 10 will feature a star-studded lineup of Indian classical icons, including Vidushi Ashwini Bhide Deshpande, Ud. Shahid Parvez, Pt. Tejendra Narayan Majumdar, Pt. Nayan Ghosh, Pt. Jayateerth Mevundi, Pt. Uday Bhawalkar, Pt. Deepak Maharaj and Pt. Suresh Talwalkar's 'Taal-Yatra'. The festival is a tribute to India's rich cultural heritage and a showcase of the greatness of our classical music and dance.

SSF Season 10 has already left its mark in Delhi, Kolkata, and Bengaluru, featuring the iconic Pt. Hariprasad Chaurasia, Ud. Zakir Hussain, Dr. L. Subramaniam, Vidushi Bombay Jayashri, Ud. Rashid Khan among others. The Grand Finale in Mumbai is expected to be the highlight event of the season.

I bow down to my Guru, the great legend, Swara Samrat Ustad Ali Akbar Khan, and sincerely take forward the huge responsibility of keeping his musical philosophy alive among the current generation. I can never repay the debt of the immeasurable taalim and musical thinking ability I have been fortunate to have learned from him. I am extremely looking forward to paying my homage to my master in his centennial celebration. Say’s Pt. Tejendra Narayan Majumdar (Sangeet Natak Akademi Award-Winning Sarod Maestro).

Ustad Ali Akbar Khan was a legendary Sarod maestro and one of the greatest musicians of all time. His divine music continues to inspire generations and he was a Himalayan figure in the music scene not just in India but the entire world. Pt. Nayan Ghosh, a renowned Tabla maestro, had a close bonding with him through his father and uncle who were also colleagues and contemporaries of Ustad Ali Akbar Khan. The association between their two families goes back to Ustad Ali Akbar Khan's father Ustad Allauddin Khan. Pt. Nayan Ghosh feels grateful for the opportunity to spend time with the great maestro and is honored to be performing a Tabla solo in tribute to him as part of the Swara Samrat Festival. He expresses his congratulations to the Shreeranjani Foundation and his appreciation for Pt. Tejendra Narayan Majumdar and his team for their devotion and dedication in presenting the festival with numerous artists performing. He bows down to Ustad Ali Akbar Khan and pays his respects to his great soul.

Founded in 2007, Shreeranjani Foundation Trust is a dedicated organization working to promote and raise awareness of India's classical music and dance. It was founded by Sangeet Natak Akademi Award Winning Sarod Maestro Pt. Tejendra Narayan Majumdar, along with his wife, Dr. Manasi Majumdar, and their son, Indrayuddh Majumdar. The foundation’s flagship annual festival, Swara Samrat Festival began in 2013, as a musical homage to Tejendra’s Guru, Swara Samrat Ustad Ali Akbar Khan.

"The immense gratification and delight we feel in organizing the festival with all our passion surpass the difficulties and efforts we put into securing the funding, promoting it across the nation, and executing it flawlessly. By the grace of God, the past 8 days in Delhi, Kolkata, and Bengaluru were a huge success with full attendance and an outpouring of appreciation from the audience. We are eager to see the positive response from our beloved audience and music connoisseurs in Mumbai." - Indrayuddh Majumder, Sarod Player & Co-Founder, Swara Samrat Festival, Trustee Shreeranjani Foundation Trust.

Join us in paying homage to Ustad Ali Akbar Khan and celebrating India's musical heritage. Don't miss the chance to experience the beauty of India's classical music and dance.

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