October 16, 2018



  1. This article is wonderfully written by Lachman Balani.

    I came to know Panditji in March 1989 when I wrote to him to be our honoured Patron of our society, Surdhwani which was founded by my husband, Sistachar Sarcar and I was also the Co-founder. Panditji also performed for Surdhwani at the Wulfrun Hall, Civic Halls in Wolverhampton in July 1992. We came very close to Panditji, Sukanya ji & Anoushka. We met Panditji quite a few times when he performed in Birmingham. The last time was on the 16th of June in 2011 @ the Symphony Hall in Birmingham. Pandit ji wanted to see us after the concert and we saw him in his Green Room. I will never forget our meeting that night! It was very special.

    I will never forget his love and affection towards us as he knew we were trying very hard to popularize Indian classical music in the West and he supported us.

    We often listen to Panditji as we possess many CDs and LPs since we started collecting in July 1970. Panditji’s music will remain with us forever.

    Maitreyee Sarcar HF FRSA [Mrs],

  2. Thank you for your kind words Maitreyee.
    And thanks for your bit of information. Nice.I only met Panditji once in 1971 backstage at Madison Square Garden in NYC. He was there with Alla Rakha. I interviewed them for my university newspaper.Great soul. Kept calling me ‘beta’.

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