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Pandit Ravishankar - A Requiem
by Padmaja Iyengar - Paddy
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Pandit Ravishankar – A Requiem
(07 April, 1920 – 12 December, 2012)

 
Pandit Ravishankar’s sitar and music
Always created lasting spell and magic!
For him, boundaries mattered the least!
His music merged the West and East.
As his fingers danced on sitar strings
One felt drenched with several springs!
 
Don’t miss the Raag Pilu duet on sitar-violin*
By Pandit Ravishankar and Yehudi Menuhin
To experience real life euphoria
Created by their musical ambrosia!
Oh, this is just one of his several creations
That set high standards of music rendition!
 
Yehudi Menuhin or George Harrison -
They all had this to say in unison:
Ravishankar made Indian music univeral
His creativity and genius had no parallel!
 
Grammy’s posthumous Lifetime Achievement Award
Would certainly not be the last for this musical bard!
His music lives in many a heart
Of which he shall always be a part!
 
Pandit Ravishankar – Rest in peace!
Amidst Sitar notes that never cease!

 
* http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nTbeVr_B63Y
(Pandit Ravishankar & Yehudi Menuhin Sitar-Violin Duet & Tabla Ustad Allah Rakha – Raga Mishra Piloo - but the picture doesn't feature the maestros - sad!)

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December 12, 2012
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Views: 871      Comments: 6

Comments on this Poem

Comment Thanks very much Mr. TCA Srinivasaramanujan and Valemort.

Padmaja Iyengar
12/21/2012 14:52 PM

Comment A wonderful tribute.

valemort
12/21/2012 10:48 AM

Comment A moving tribute. As rightly said, Panditji's music was magic.

TCASrinivasaramanujan
12/17/2012 18:01 PM

Comment Thanks Dr. Bamji and Dr. Leela for liking this poem.

Padmaja Iyengar
12/14/2012 00:04 AM

Comment great tribute to the soul and master of music

Dr Leela Raman
12/13/2012 23:14 PM

Comment Well written


Mahtab S. Bamji
12/13/2012 22:22 PM




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