Vidushi Annapurna Devi, the famously reclusive Surbahar player, the daughter of the great Ustad Allauddin Khan, founder of Maihar Gharana, the sister of Ustad Ali Akbar Khan, the teacher of the likes of Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia, Nityanand Haldipur, Nikhil Banerjee, Amit Bhattacharya, Pradeep Barot, Sudhir Phadke, Sandhya Apte, Saswatti Saha, first wife of Pandit Ravi Shankar, passed away in Mumbai this morning at the age of 91.

As a mark of tribute to one of the greatest living exponents of both the Surbahar and the Sitar, Delhi Public School Patna, organized a Spic Macay programme for students of classes IX-XII on Saturday,13.10.18. In this programme the audience listened to the enthralling  Rajsthani folk music  by Bhutte Khan Manganiar troupe and witnessed the invigorating Kalbeliya Dance performance.

The programme started with a bhajan dedicated to Vidushi Annapurna Devi, followed by welcome song. The other performances included few more songs, the best bit being ‘Damadum mast kalandar….’.

The singing was followed by the kalbeliya dance where the students’ got captivated watching the performers dance with seven ‘matkas’ on her head, dancing over glass tumblers and steel plates, dancing over open swords, picking up various items with their mouth, hands, eyes etc., twisting and turning their bodies with ultimate  flexibility and ease.

It was a mesmerizing performance. At the end, the school Principal; Mr. B. Vinod presented his gratitude and acknowledgement for such gracious performance.

Added on: 13 Sep 2018

Published by: School Admin