When Mangalampalli Balamurali Krishna met Gangubai Hanagal in January, there was 175 years of music in the frame. By a strange coincidence, when Pandit Jasraj called on Gangubai in Hubli on Monday, it was a quartoseptcentennial confluence, too.
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Oh, please. You are comparing a legend Gangubai Hangal with a wannabe. Technically, there is no such thing as Mewati Gharana. It is a faux creation of Jasraj, the celebrity. Jasraj effectively stopped singing when his brother died in the early 1970s. Since then he was simply worshipped the altar of celebrity-hood and forgotten the art.
Hey Quizmann, U must have drunk when you made the above statement , so you are excused …
I second you Quizman! And I am not drunk!
H Sufi and Quizman, feel blessed that u r on this beautiful earth…do not spoil the atmosphere with your irreverential comments about a legend ….it only reflects the colour of your ignorance…PITCH DARK BLACK. I know u guys wont take the trouble to learn and unlock your blockheads , so let me : It requires atleast 3 generations for it to be called a gharana andPandit Jasraj ji’s two elder brothers , father , uncle(tau) , grand uncle (father;s maternal uncle) have all been court musicians…so technically it is a well established gharana (not a fauxed creation) founded by Gaghhe Nazir Khan whose roots are in the Gwalior gharana. It doesnt really matter to anyone what u guys say….keep reminding yourself of this fact…yes I another thing…I completely agree with Rajiv Choudhury.