KK’s career was the embodiment of a unique diversity
Shiv Kumar Sharma was a friend, philosopher and guide. A personal tribute by Vikram Zutshi
The santoor maestro epitomises the dictum that music has no religion
He composed memorable songs in forgettable movies but the remix revolution has kept his music alive
Lata sang for all of us. Her voice was instantly recognisable. Whoever the star, she brought us into the heroine’s inner life
She showed me a gramophone record made of gold. All the songs she sang in the UK were on it. Could I give her a letter for the Bombay Customs Commissioner, asking him not to charge any duty as the record had been presented to her?
She was simply magical behind the mike, and she wasn’t afraid to make mistakes or try something new. Her understanding of music was beyond ragas and talas, it was deeper than that