2014 ASHADI EKADASHI CELEBRATIONS IN PRASANTHI NILAYAM- DAY 3
Post Ashadi celebrations, running up to Guru Purnima, traditional cultural offerings are normally offered. Sitar maestro Pt. Prabir Bhattacharya together with famed Tablist Nishikant Barodekar presented a stirring musical performance at Prasanthi Nilayam.
An appreciative capacity audience responded well bursting into rapturous applause at intervals. Puttaparthi based Tabla player Nishikant Barodekar turned out to be a deft accompanist, changing tempo in tandem, making the concert quite live. Budding Sitarist from Sri Sathya Sai Mirpuri College of Music Sri Suryanarayan Murthy, who is incidentally under Prabir Bhattacharya's tutelage, accompanied the maestro on Tanpura.
Pt. Prabir Bhattacharya is a disciple of famous Pt. Deepak Choudhury who in turn is a disciple of world renowned Pt. Ravishankar. Pt. Prabir is also a visiting faculty at Sri Sathya Sai Mirpuri College of Music. He had the rare blessing of playing in Bhagawan's presence on two earlier occasions, in Prasanthi Nilayam.
The artist along with his accompanists were felicitated at the end of the programme.
Sri Sathya Sai Central Trust