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  • 1. INDIA’S MUSICIAN
  • 2.  
  • 3. INDIAN MUSIC
    • The music of India is said to be one of the oldest
    • unbroken musical traditions in the world. Indian
    • Music is famous for its varieties. It Includes
    • folk,popular,pop and classical music.
    • Indian music is said to be one of the oldest musical
    • traditions in the world. It was inaugurated with the
    • chanting of the Vedic hymns.
  • 4. ORIGIN
    • The two main traditions of classical music
    • which have been Carnatic music was found
    • in the peninsular region whereas the
    • Hindustani music was found in the northern
    • and central parts.
  • 5. RAVI SHANKAR
  • 6. RAVI SHANKAR
    • “ Ravi Shankar is the Godfather of the World Music.”-George Harrison
    • Ravi Shankar, the legendary sitarist and composer is
    • India’s most esteemed musical Ambassador. Ravi Shankar
    • had an interesting childhood. He was born on April 7, 1920
    • in Benares into a Bengali Brahmin community. Since
    • childhood he played a number of instruments and even
    • sang in school functions.
    • Paris had a very strong influence on his mind. He continued
    • his education in Paris. On one hand he was exposed to Indian
    • music and of equal importance was his knowledge of Western
    • ways. This made him a master in the world of music.
  • 7.
    • It was in 1938 that he moved back to India to begin his formal training.
    • He introduced himself to Ustaad Allauddin Khan, affectionately known
    • as Baba.He also continued to travel back and forth between India and
    • the West.1966 was an important year for him.  It was during this time
    • that George Harrison of the Beatles became his student.
    • He has won many awards including the Bharat Ratna, several
    • Grammy awards, numerous honorary Doctorates.
    • But his life wasn’t easy. His mother died when he was very
    • young. There was the failed first marriage to Annapurna Devi, and the
    • premature death of his son. 
    • He is presently married to Sukanya, and their daughter Anoushka
    • Shankar , is a respected sitarist in her own right.  One other daughter
    • who has made a very big name for herself is the Nora Jones, the
    • famous singer.
  • 8. ZAKIR HUSSAIN
  • 9. ZAKIR HUSSAIN
    • The exponent who got tabla to centre stage was born on 9 March 1951.
    • He was born in Mumbai to well known tabla player Ustaad Alla Rakha
    • in India and is a graduate from St. Xavier's, Mumbai.
    • Zakir Hussain was a child prodigy and was touring by the age of twelve.
    • Zakir Hussain has performed throughout the world as a soloist . He
    • has completed courses in Chinese, African and Indonesian music
    • at the University of Washington in Seattle and since has been active
    • in fusion of music from several countries, particularly drums and
    • percussion.
    • He married Antonia Minnecola, a Kathak dancer and teacher.
  • 10.
    • He was awarded the titles of Padma Bhushan in 2002 and
    • Padma Shri in 1988.He became the youngest percussionist
    • to be awarded these by the Indian Government.
    • On 8 th February 2009, he won the Grammy Award in the
    • Contemporary World Music Album .
  • 11. M S SUBBULAKSHMI
  • 12. M.S.SUBBULAKSHMI
    • Madurai Shanmukhavadivu (M.S) Subbulakshmi, the nightingale of
    • Carnatic music was born in  Madurai, Tamil Nadu on September  16,
    • 1916 to noted Veena player Shanmukhavadivu and lawyer Subramania
    • Iyer.Young Kunchamma as she was called and her siblings was
    • brought up in a musical environment. Her mother used to play violin
    • and rehearse constantly and Kunchamma used to listen and hum ragas
    • along with the Veena and the Nadaswaram recitals frequently heard
    • from the temple. Her first Guru was Madurai Srinivasa Iyengar.
    • She did her formal schooling only till class 5th and music became the
    • world for her. She also learned Hindustani music from Pandit Narayan
    • Rao Vyas for a short while. Her first recording was at the age of ten,
    • when she recorded a couple of songs.
  • 13.
    • In 1940 she married Thiagaraja Sadasivam, a well known figure in the
    • Madras Congress circle, at Thiruneermalai.
    • Subbalakshmi has been the recipient of the highest awards and
    • honors the nation could bestow upon an artist and signification.
    • She has earned doctorates from famed universities and her divine
    • voice has earned acclaim from big and famous personalities like
    • Mahatma Gandhi, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru and many more. In 1998,
    • she was the first musician to receive the highest civilian award 'Bharat
    • Ratna' from the President of India. Padma Bhushan(1954), Padma
    • Vibhushan(1975), Ramon Magsaysay award (1974) are some of the
    • major awards she has received.  
    • She remains the simple, neat, devout, down to earth person she
    • always was and having a genuine interest in others. She passed away
    • at the age of 88.
  • 14. USTAD AMJAD ALI KHAN
  • 15. USTAD AMJAD ALI KHAN
    • Ustad Amjad Ali Khan is a highly acclaimed Indian sarod
    • player and composer was born on March 21 1946. Khan
    • was born to Hafiz Ali Khan, is the sixth-generation sarod
    • player in his family. His forefathers came from Afghanistan
    • to India and brought the Rabab which later developed into
    • Sarod.
    • He was taught by his father Hafiz Ali Khan , a musician to
    • the royal family of Gwalior .
  • 16.
    • Khan is married to Subbulakshmi and has two sons Ayaan
    • Amaan are already set to carry their Father's legacy to the
    • next generation of Hindustani Music and Sarod .
    • He was awarded India's second highest civilian award, the
    • Padma Vibhushan in 2001. And he was awarded the
    • Fukuoka Asian Culture Prize in 2004. On April 8, 2007, he
    • got international recognition too. He was honoured with the
    • Key to the City award by Kathy Taylor Mayor of Tulsa ,
    • Oklahoma state, for his long-standing contribution to the
    • Indian Classical Music .
    • .
  • 17.  
  • 18. SHANKAR EHSAAN LOY
    • Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy (S-E-L) is an acclaimed Indian
    • musical trio consisting of Shankar Mahadevan , Ehsan
    • Noorani and Loy Mendonsa .
    • Each member of this trio brings his own unique talents and
    • experiences to the group.Together they combine the
    • Carnatic and Hindustani vocal tradition (Shankar), Western
    • Rock (Ehsaan) and a deep understanding of fusion over
    • the Electronic Synthesizer (Loy).
  • 19.
    • The trio won several awards including
    • Filmfare awards , RD Burman award and In
    • 2004, they bagged the National award .
  • 20. THANK YOU
    • This presentation has been prepared by –
    • RAKHI AGGARWAL
    • CLASS-9 th
    • ST. MARK’S SENIOR SECONDARY PUBLIC SCHOOL