Unsung: Raga Ahir Bhairav Track list
1 Raga-Ahir Bhairav - "Rasiya Mhara", "Aas Laagi Main Ko Tumri"
2 ''Tirchi Najariya Laagi Pyaari" Thumri (Based On Raga Khamaj)
Overview for Unsung: Raga Ahir Bhairav
Pandit Bhimsen Joshi
Pandit Bhimsen Gururaj Joshi leads the renaissance of Indian classical music with utmost passion and dedication. Born on 4th February 1922 in the small town of Gadag, Karnataka, he is renowned for his unmatchable brilliance and charismatic personality. A burning passion for music has made him a living legend. It is this passion for music that urged him to run away from home and pursue musical studies after he heard the recordings of Abdul Karim Khan at a local store. After he returned home, he started his tutelage under the Sawai Gandharva (Pandit Rambhan Kundgolkar), who was himself a pupil of Abdul Karim Khan for 10 to 12 years. This rigorous training chiseled his already tuneful voice and his constant quest for ever domains enabled him to develop his own distinctive style laced with brilliance.
He excels in gamakar, meend, taankriya and at adapting interesting characteristics from other Gharanas. His rapid tans gliding through all the saptaks sends the listeners in raptures. He has been honoured by the Padamshree, Sangeet Natak Academy Award and the Padma Bhushan. Mastery over the soul of swar and raga makes him one of the most popular and dedicated artistes in the realm of Hindustani Shastriya Sangeet.