Episode 22

Sunday, 9 June 2019

Mandir Shri Goverdhan Nath ji, Jaipur

Time: 7:30 am onwards
Venue: Mandir Shri Goverdhan Nath ji, inside the Hawa Mahal Complex, Jaipur
Artists: Shri Anwar Hussain and Group

Born in a famous musical family of Jaipur, Anwar Hussain (Leelu ji) began his primary training at the young age of seven from his father Ustad Abdul Rehman (Mittan Khan), who was an illustrious clarinet and santoor player. After learning from his uncles, Shri Munshi Khan and Late Ustad Yassin Khan, he received training from the internationally famed santoor maestro, Pandit Shiv Kumar Sharma. At present, he is being trained by Ustad Amir Mohammad Khan.

He has performed at various prestigious programmes organized in different countries, including France, Italy, and Switzerland. He makes the country proud by delivering excellent performances that are enjoyed enthusiastically by the audience. Apart from his solo performances, he has also performed with other instruments. His two audio cassettes have been released in France and India.

He is counted among other highly talented santoor players. His performances are capable of eliciting emotional responses, with balancing the laya and expressing emotion being his famed qualities. Currently, he is working at All India Radio as a staff artist.

Soul Connect musical series is an initiative of Siyahi, Soul Connect #Ep22 is organized in association with Rajasthan Forum, powered by the Raghu Sinha Mala Mathur Charity Trust, the Kamla Poddar Group, Dileep Industries.