Bhai Baldeep Singh planned a unique ushering in of the 350th birth anniversary year celebrations of Sahib Sri Guru Gobind Singh by organising a Rânsubāi event. Rânsubāi literally means, from dusk (rân) to dawn (subāh). This all night long concert, something like which hadn’t been organised in great Indian state of Bihar in long time, was inspired by the following 16th century composition of Bhai Gurdas which spoke of the birth of Guru Nanak, the founder of Gursikkhī:

Satgur Nānak pargateyā, mitī dhund jag chānan hoyā
jeo kar sūraj nikaleya, tāre chape andere paloyā”

It simply means, “(None-other than the) Creator blessed (this darkened) world (with light) by way of birth of Nānak, as if the sun had risen, stars had hid, and darkness all gone!”

The contribution of Sahib Sri Guru Gobind Singh was extraordinary and unparalleled for religio-cultural diversity was at stake and if it hadn’t for him, several ancient ways of living and of learning would have long been extinct. The event bean with the oldest performing artist of Bihar, Pandit Raghuvir Mallik of Dumraon-Darbhanga tradition of music.

  1. Inauguration
  2. Pandit Raghuvir Mallik
  3. Sangeet Kumar Pathak
  4. Ashupreet Kaur & Jatha
    (Gurbani – Khayāl)
  5. Ashutosh Upadhyay
  6. Dr. Alankar Singh & Jatha
    (Gurbāni – Khayāl)
  7. Vidushi Jyoti Hegde
    (Rudra Vīna)
  8. Bhai Baldeep Singh
    (Jōri-pakhāwaj solo)
  9. Pandit Ram Kumar Mallick
  10. Bhai Balbir Singh Ragi
    (Gurbāni – Khayāl)
  11. Bhai Baldeep Singh
    (Poetry reading)
  12. Pandit Rajendra Gangani
  13. Pandit Yashpaul
  14. Mohan Shyam Sharma
  15. Jagat Narayan Pathak
  16. Nihal Singh
    (Tablā solo)
  17. Indra Kishore Mishra
  18. Dr. Anil Chaudhary