Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Behti Hai Ganga Vahan Mera Dhaam

Ashok Bhandari and I met in Banaras in 1974. We were studying in the same class in the Banaras Hindu University (BHU). He was staying in a hostel, while I lived with my parents. I had been playing harmonica since I was 7-year-old. Ashok had just started learning harmonica. He was particularly fascinated by my playing the Jewel Thief song, 'Yeh Dil Na Hota Bechara', which involved changing scales quite frequently.

Since then, a lot of water has flown down the Ganga river. Ashok not just learned harmonica but became a maestro. He became a professional magician and used to always end his magic shows with a few numbers from Hindi film on the harmonica.

Here is a song from the film 'Jis Des Mein Ganga Behti Hai':


Ilayaramana said...

I am watched two videos of Shri.Ashok bandari.No words to express my happiness,day by day he is inspiring the Jr.Harmonica players like me with his harmonica miracles expecting more videos of him from you.
thank you
Harmonica...our passion!

Anonymous said...

अशोकजी क्या सुर और लय के साथ बजाते हैं । उन्हें सलाम ।