Weavers Studio Centre for the Arts presented ‘Sabrang ke Nit Naye Rang’ – where the varied aspects of Ustad Bade Ghulam Ali Khan Music were presented by his grandson Ustad Raza Ali Khan at 94 Ballygunge Place. The occasion was graced with the presence of veteran singer Geetashri Sandhya Mukherjee. The program was organized on 19th April which comes at a time- between Bade Ghulam Ali Khan’s birthday on 2nd April and death anniversary on25th April.
A special documentary film on Ustad Bade Ghulam Ali Khan by Harisadhan Dasgupta was shown to the assembled guests. This was followed by a face-to-face session with the legend’s beloved grandson and disciple Ustad Raza Ali Khan who took the audience on a musical journey to explore the colorful world of ‘Sabrang’ Bade Ghulam Ali Khan.
Speaking on the occasion, Ustad Raza Ali Khan said “My granddad was also my guru. According to many musicologists all over the world, Ustad Bade Ghulam Ali Khan was hailed as the Tansen of the 20th Century. He was the greatest interpreter of the Patiala lineage and has been held in high esteem even today all over the world. This is simply because of his unique style. He was highly fascinated by nature and this also has its impact on his gayaki”.
Geetashri Sandhya Mukherjee who was a disciple of Ustad bade Ghulam Ali Khan said “This is a great way to pay tribute to my teacher. I am proud that I was his student. With this documentary, people will come to know more about the person that he was”.
Prof Goutam Ghosh introduced the session with the present Khalifa of this Kasaur-Patiala lineage and Pt. Parimal Chakravorty accompanied him on Tabla.
Music lovers of Kolkata therefore were exposed to a great musical evening and were also enlightened about the musical style of Ustad Bade Ghulam Ali Khan.