MusicalNirvana - Articles on Ustad Bismillah Khan
Browsing the net, an article on Ustad's name in TOI caught my eye. Sensing something wrong, I opened it only to find that he passed away on 17th. Inspite of being on net every day, for more than 16 hours, reading ET frontpage everyday, I was unaware.
He is one of the Musical Mastero's whom I prefer to listen at any time of the day. classical music is my way for relaxation, whether its Carnatic or Hindustani, Vocal or instrumental, its always melodious when played by experts. Many a times, after returning from a hard day at work, feeling tired, I switch on the music and get a soothing sleep. However, the same is not felt if u try to relax watching TV. Reading is another aspect that provides me with the required relazxation.
Coming back, it is sad to learn that he passed without fulfilling his last wish. He is said to be a man of Simplicity. I feel that in this world where every thing is done for monetary benefits, he is never learnt to do that, else, for his skills, he would have been sitting in riches.