The function was held to pay a tribute to Pt DV Paluskar and Shobha Gurtu. ‘Baithak’ is a new cult and it is a platform for upcoming and lesser known artistes, or rather ‘legends in the making’.
The group has been organizing the series ‘Baithaks & Morning Raag’ in collaboration with Sangeet Natak Akademi every month.
Dipayan Mazumdar, founder chairman ‘Legends of India’, said, “By presenting Legends of India, we are hoping to preserve the traditions of Indian Cultural Heritage for the younger generation as we strongly believe that it will help them become better human beings.”
Arshad Ali, known to be a maestro par-excellence, mesmerized the audience with the strike of the first note of raag shudh kalyan, and continued his magic with vilambit jhoomra taal followed by raag khamaj. Pubayan’s performance of raag kedar set a romantic mood. Anubrata, son of Pandit Anindo Chatterjee also accompanied Purbayan on the tabla.
The performance seemed to have mesmerised the connoisseurs of Indian classical music, as Arshad & Purbayab took the concert to its crescendo for the span of three and hours for all the music lovers attending the show.
Present at the event were Ustad Hashmat Ali Khan, Rashmi Aggarwal, Shrinjini Kulkarni, Dr Suresh Goel, Dr Bharati sarkar and Dr Udit Raj. From organizing live performances of renowned artists, to providing a forum for the younger talent, ‘Legend of India’ is a unique institution bringing together, having legends and those in the making.
The organisation not only organises annual festivals and events but also undertakes research and document for the origins, subtle nuances and changes that the Indian art forms have undergone through centuries.