It was one evening music lovers will remember for a long time to come. A get-together for a cause. A cause that gave hopes to a mastero and his family. The mood at Bharathiya Vidya Bhavan (BVB) was all wrapped in emotion. One man seated on a wheel-chair on the front row as silent all through — Ustad Faiyaz Kahan.
The fund-raiser concert to support Ustad Khan was organised by Ananya Academy in BVB. People from different walks of life came forward and prayed for the speedy recovery of the artiste and well-being of his family.
As the artiste entered the hall on his wheelchair, the audience was dumbstruck by Khan’s passion towards the art. The concert was rendered by sarod artiste Rajeev Taranath, accompanied by Ravindra Yavagal on the tabla and sarangi artiste Sarfraz Khan along with Uday Raj Karpur.
While rendering the concert, Sarfraz Khan, son of Ustad Fiayaz Khan, said that his performance was dedicated to his mother and aunt who passed away in an accident.
The audience were in a trance as he rendered Raag Shyam Kalyan in the first half of the concert. The constant instruction by the father to his son, depicted how devoted Faiyaz Khan is towards music. Many were in tears as Sarfraz completed his rendition.
The second half was taken over by Rajeev Taranath. Rajeev prayed for the recovery of the artiste. Speaking at the event he said: “My brother, Faiyaz Khan has undergone a great tragedy in life. It is our duty to support him and ensure that he is back on stage very soon.”
Dr Ragahvendra of Ananya, the man who got the beneficiary idea together, said that musicians in Bangalore have become role models by supporting Ustad Khan, who is recovering from an accident. The organisers also thanked the readers of City Express, who chipped through various contributions to help the Sarangi sensation.