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?.
Male: Bhupen Hazarika
Female: Lata Mangeshkar
THE SONG IS OVER--LET THE MELODY LINGER FOREVER!
CAPT AJIT VADAKAYIL