Baluji Shrivastav is one of the great instrumentalists India has produced excelling in sitar, surbahar (bass sitar), dilruba, pakhavaj and tabla. Amazingly he was not born into a well known musical dynasty and was not guided by famous gurus.
The traditional guru-shishya (master-disciple) system of passing on knowledge assumes that the shishya performs various duties and favours for the guru, a real barrier for a blind person.
Apart from his initial instruction at blind school Baluji is mainly self taught… read more
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