His kamaycha follows wherever he goes. Hakim Khan, 75, who performed at the Jodhpur RIFF along with folk artists singer Kamla Devi and Algoza player Dode Khan Fakir is as particular about his music as he is about the instruments used in it, specially the kamaycha that is losing its popularity by the day. A senior-most player from the Manganiyar community, he sings and plays the instrument simultaneously with perfect precision. He has been practising music since he was 12, under the tutelage of late Shri Jusba Khan Manganiyar of Dangri village, Jaisalmer. “I spent more than a year with him, learning the nuances. He was a hard task master and there was no place for any errors.” he laughs.