From Dharwad, India’s best shehnai player today

On the birthday of Ustad Bismillah Khan, a gentle rewind of the only Kannada number to showcase the maestro: Karedaru kelade bande from the Raj Kumar-starrer Sanadi Appanna. And a quick introduction to S. Ballesh, a disciple of the ustad from Dharwad, whom S.P. Balasubramanyam introduces on MAA TV as the “finest player of the shehnai in Indian cinema today”.

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