Author: Anuradha GhoshPublisher: Publications DivisionYear: 1990Language: EnglishPages: 66ISBN/UPC (if available): N/A
It requires immense courage, candour and access to lofty language to write anything about a great personality, more so, if he happens to be one’s own Guru. All of us respected and called Ustad Allauddhin Khan Saheb as our Baba. He was in any case a most unusual personality. Baba belonged to an age and time which upheld high values and an undying faith in the austerity of their vocation. His musical testament was based on the Sanatan, the immortal precept of simple living and high thinking. In fact, in his truly integrated life, Baba practised what he preached. He stood steadfast in his ideals. He was truly like someone who looked one the tempests and remained unshaken.Baba lived the life of an ascetic. But the role that he played as a performing artist was a mere forced one. This was, as he said, because he loved music more than his life. He was not cut out to be an ordinary entertainer by temperament. Nor did he have the traits of the generalized image of a musician.
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