My Taleem from my Guru- Part 2
My taleem from my Guru was not just confined to the learning sessions at home. It continued everywhere when I was travelling with him for concerts and in the concerts. In taxies ferrying us to concert halls or coming back to hotels or wherever we stayed, he would be teaching something new- all impromptu lessons ( I wonder what the taxi drivers thought! ). He was constantly remembering new bandishes or phrases and teaching them to me. Such occasions were a feast for me whenever he happened to ruminate and consciously remember and teach me. ” Look,Son, this is another bandish in Khokar ( ‘Aajake dina shubha dina,piya ghara aaye ananda…’) which Manji khansaheb used to sing,this from Burji khansaheb ( ‘ Saaranga Samana laage’) which he would sometimes call ‘ Maargi Bhairav’, and not ‘Ahir Bhairav’,” and I would gleefuly lap it up all.