- Photos by Gurliv Singh.
Paper said, “campaign for the Delhi Sikh Gurudwara Management Committee ends, voting tomorrow..!” and I wondered what would be in store..!
Both Ghevar Khan (Kamaycha) and Feroze Khan (Dholak) were very emotional upon meeting Bhai Gurcharan Singh.
Bhai Gurcharan Singh especially enjoyed ragas Maru, Sorath and Asa and praised both Feroze and Ghevar for their “sureela (tuneful), tala wich (rhythmically sound) and bikhDa (complex)” singing as he put it.
Feroze Khan is one of the finest dholak players in Rajasthan and a very talented singer.
It was such an honour meeting him after Ma’s cremation day – I will always be grateful to him for his prayers for her..!
Being with him is like being a toddler yet again in one’s mothers’ lap or, as an awed trekker on a massive mountain range..!
Manleen Kaur Sandhu (backdrop) of the American India Foundation, visually documents my conversation with Bhai Gurcharan Singh regarding the the musico-political scenes pre-partition.
Ghevar Khan, Bhai Sahib Gurcharan Singh and Feroze Khan.