Patiala: North Zone Cultural Centre, Patiala organised a ‘Sangeet Utsav’ at Kalidasa Auditorium, Virsa Vihar Kendra, Patiala on Monday Ustad Mujtaba Hussain, renowned Indian Classical Flute Exponent of Gaya Gharana, Lokesh Anand, one of the most outstanding Shehnai player of India and Madhuresh Bhat, Tabla Maestro from Benaras Gharana were invited to perform in this prestigious Utsav.
Major General Ajai Singh, GOC, Armed Division was the Chief Guest of the programme. He inaugurated the show by lighting the lamp along with other dignitaries.
Ustad Mujtaba Hussain belongs to the family of musicians. His grand-father Ustad Rahim Bakhsh khan was a renowned Shehnai player and his father Ustad Peer Bakhsh was a celebrated Shehnai and Flute player. Mujtaba started his solo flute concerts at the age of 12.
Lokesh Anand’s Shehnai playing is characterized by an immaculate blowing and fingering techniques, command over laya, richness and clarity of swaras. He has performed almost in all the major music festivals. Madhuresh Bhat, Tabla Maestro from Benaras Gharana also performed on the said occasion.DP
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