Nagma wahi nagma hai jo ruha sune aur ruha sunaaye.
(Music is that which originates from heart and touches the soul.)
-- Ustad Amir Khan
I am passionate about Hindustani Classical Vocal and Dhrupad. I like khayal
singers from the Gwalior, Agra, Jaipur traditions. My favourites include
Yashwant Bua Joshi, Ulhas Kashalkar, Malini Rajurkar,
Mallikarjun Mansur, Kesarbai Kerkar, Faiyaz Khan amongst others.
I am also a collector of khayal and dhrupad. I love collecting non-commercial recordings by old masters, lesser heard musicians, as well as good young musicians. I am excited to have rare recordings by old masters like Mallikarjun Mansur, Kesarbai Kerkar, Vinayakrao Patwardhan, Narayanrao Vyas, Gajananrao Joshi, Sharafat Hussain Khan, Tansen Pande; lesser heard musicians like Yashwantbua Joshi, Padmavati Shaligram, Rajabhau Kogje, Rasiklal Andharia, Nivruttibua Sarnaik; and young musicians like Mukul Shivputra, Kaivalya Kumar Gurav, Manjiri Asnare, Uday Bhawalkar etc.
I also like some old hindi film music, Talat Mehmood being my favourite.