CELEBRATION OF 150TH BIRTH YEAR OF BABA ALLAUDDIN KHAN
1. It was an elite gathering of renowned musicians and music lovers at the NCPA Auditorium, Mumbai on 20th Oct. 2012, where in AIR had organized a musical evening to mark the 150th Birth Year of Baba Allauddin Khan Sahib, the doyen of the Maihar Gharana. All India Radio fittingly chose the occasion to release five volumes of orchestral compositions by eminent vadyavrinda Composers like Pt. Pannalal Ghosh, Pt. Ravi Shankar, Pt. Vijay Raghav Rao, Anil Biswas, Emani Shankar Shastri. T K Jayarama Iyar, M Y Kamashatri etc. besides that of Baba Allauddin Khan Sahib.
2. The function was presided over by the Chairperson Prasar Bharti Board, Smt. Mrinal Pandey. Sarangi Maestro Pt. Ramnarayan was the Special Guest of the evening. After the CD release function, the audience were treated to a delightful Sarod Recital by Pt. Basant Kabra, orchestral compositions of Baba Allauddin Khan Sahab presented by the Mehar Band, concluding with an enchanting Flute Recital by Pt. Hari Prasad Chaurasia.
3. After the program the audiences while leaving the auditorium were heard saying that it was an excellent musical evening and a fitting tribute to Baba Allauddin Khan Sahib.
4. Press Reports on this event have high words of appreciation for AIR efforts in propagating music and for organizing this event.