Ustad Bade Ghulam Ali Khan And His Contribution To Indian Music
Book Summary of Ustad Bade Ghulam Ali Khan And His Contribution To Indian MusicAn unquestioned genius, Ustad Bade Ghulam Ali Khan (1902-1968)was one of the greatest vocalists of the 20th century. For him, music was a wayof life, not merely a profession. He quenched the thirst of countless thirstyminds with his ever-lasting melodious music. Apart from the singing power andskill, Khan's genius found expression in a large number of bandishes,which are composed under the pen name of Sabrag. He also created the magnificentsurmandal, an instrument which has become popular today with most of theleading vocalists of the country. Ustad Bade Ghulam Ali Khan was elected asFellow of Sangeet Natak Academy and was honoured with the Padma Bhusanby the President of India. The Vishwa Bharti University conferred on him thetitle of Doctor of Literature. Apart from these official honours his dotingaudience referred to him by various affectionate names such as Sfta-e-mouseeqi,Sangeet Samrat, Sur-Devta. This book traces his life, music, self composed bandishes, their notationand his unaccountable contribution to the Indian music.
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