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A transcendental music

What I learnt from Annapurna Devi.

Seeking Annapoorna Devi

I never met the reclusive musician. Yet she opened up her world to me


The Notes Won’t Fade

When she told her official biographer that there were many things to write about her father and little about herself, she, to me, was trying to explain that a recluse’s life would not offer direct meanings, unlike her Baba who had a sociable life along with 80 years of artistic expression.

Annapurna Devi: An Unheard Melody

Legendary musician Annapurna Devi passed away at 91, leaving behind a rich legacy. We speak to musicians about her music and life.

The recluse

The world of Annapurna Devi didn’t revolve around herself, or the audience. It harboured music devoted to a higher power.

Hindustani music loses a note: Annapurna Devi, 91

She has left behind only a handful of things — a covertly-made recording of raag Maanj Khamaj and the brooding notes of raag Kaushiki which have been floating around on YouTube.


Notes from behind a locked door

Only a few come this far, dogged music lovers who heard, on a cold winter morning, a scratched record of Annapurna Devi playing Raga Kaushiki and could never forget.

The Tambura man

Chander Tamburewala is a name which an older generation of classical heavyweights will identify with. After all, he was a fixture in all of their concerts .

Death of a Caregiver

Why the world of Indian classical music should mourn the death of Rooshikumar Pandya

Pranab’s sisters on way to Delhi for his swearing-in

Three of President-elect Pranab Mukherjee’s sisters are on their way to New Delhi to attend his swearing-in ceremony.