Monday, November 7, 2011

FAREWELL TO THE BARD, BHUPEN HAZARIKA- CAPT AJIT VADAKAYIL



The bard of India Bhupen Hazarika passed away at the age of 85 on Saturday.

I loved his heart wrenching song in the Bollywood film Rudali.

Music transcends all borders and religions and languages.

There is no need to give any sub-titles or translations.

Rudali means a nomad "professional wailer " at funerals of rich upper caste men.

The "dignified" house folk is not supposed to cry--right?. 

So these professional mercenary low caste mourners must tear their hair in grief and flail their arms in a most bizarre manner--right?.


ENJOY !

Male: Bhupen Hazarika




Female: Lata Mangeshkar




THE SONG IS OVER--LET THE MELODY LINGER FOREVER!

Flute


Mouth organ




CAPT AJIT VADAKAYIL
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3 comments:

  1. Hi Sir, great music, i have a question about the language "Tamil" and the sangam literature. Many Tamilians tend to claim that Tamil some how originated and developed on its own and without the influence of Sanskrit which seems like absolute bull.

    I know the the King who ruled over Tamil Nadu was "Pandya" who was a cousin of the Pandavas of Mahabharata. And He has fought with them in the battle field which proves that Tamil came after Mahabharata 5100 years ago approx.

    But, can you shed more light on the relationship between Tamil and Sanskrit so that they cannot create more separatism between the people of Bharata?

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  2. hi dhruv,

    sanskrit is 9500 years old.

    tamil is 6500 years old.

    malayalam is 6000 years old-- spoken since the times of Parashurama. high literature malayalam is closest among all languages to sanskrit. I studied sanskrit till 9th standard CBSE. since my mother tongue is in malayalam it was a piece of cake.

    the next oldest is sumerian 5000 years old
    egyptian 4500 years
    greek 3500
    hebrew 3000

    let wikipedia propaganda machine , and max mueller , say what they want!

    capt ajit vadakayil
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  3. Sorry for being rude, we have lost some one great who cannot be replaced. I do not mean to disrespect him, i just hope our music stays alive for the future generations to come.

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