Ab to Madhav mohe ubaar... An old Bhajan by Lakshmi Shankar.
  • Classical music composed by A couple of days back I was talking to my younger sister . She is a Tabla teacher and I was telling her about my Electronic Tabla. While telling me about various Taals of Tabla. She told me that apart from Kehrava the other Taal which can be played with various songs is Roopak Taal. She sung first line of this Bajan to tell me how Roopak Taal suits this old Bhajan. In my childhood I had listened to it on radio and from my elder sister. this revived my old memories so i searched it on Net. I noted that this is sung by Lakshmi Shankar I found out from Net that Lakshmi Shankar (born 1926) is a Hindustani classical vocalist of the Patiala Gharana. She is known for her performances of khayal, thumri, and bhajans. Born in 1926, Lakshmi started her career in dancing. In 1939, when Uday Shankar brought his dance troupe to Madras, (recently renamed Chennai), she joined the Almora Centre to learn Uday Shankar's dance style based on the Indian classics, and became a part of his troupe. She later married Uday Shankar's brother, Rajendra (with nickname Raju). During a period of illness, Lakshmi had to give up dancing, and already having had a background of Carnatic music, she undertook learning Hindustani classical music for many years under Ustad Abdul Rehman Khan. Later, she also trained with Ravi Shankar, the sitar maestro. Lakshami toured America with Ravi Shankar and George Harrison in 1974. After Ravi Shankar's heart attack she conducted his touring band. Lakshmi Shankar has ...

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