Friday, January 28, 2011

Lata Mangeshkar (Maa Saraswati on Earth) is the first post of this year. I had few more options to post with. But I thought of starting this year with Maa Saraswati only. You guys very well know whom I am referring to ! None another than Bollywood Melody Queen Sur Kokila Sri Lata Mangeshakar Ji. She is very well known in India and won Bharat Ratna in 2001 for her tremendous incredible contribution in Hindi Cinema as a playback singer. Lots of information available on her at bunch of sites and in books as well. So, not indulging myself into providing the same.

Actually, this sketch I drew almost a year ago and decided to gift her. I had got the appointment also but at the eleventh hour It could not happen. She had already left to her village when I reached her house in Mumbai. I think my hard luck. There is each and every moment of our lives decided by almighty. So no worries. If it has been written in destiny, I will meet and get her blessings too! As I shared with you all earlier, her sketch had been the most attractive and most demanding art in my first art show, happened couple of months back in Bangalore.

I have not done any new sketch for couple of weeks since I am not getting enough time for the same. Nowadays more focused on music side. Probably in next post, I could share with you all some more updates on my music. Its difficult to work on times when expectations are more from you. You start feeling pressure. But assertively, that's the actual strength which is supporting us, encouraging us to do more and alarming for heeding our objectives.

We lost a great personality, incomparable singer, maestro of classical singing Bharat Ratna Pandit Sri Bhimsen Joshi Ji on 24th of this month. This news spreaded everywhere like a fire in a jungle and whole nation fell in a deep sorrow. May his soul rest in eternal peace ! I approached him last year to gift his portrait. But because of his prolonged illness, could not get a chance to make this happen. I think his blessings was not in my destiny. Anyway, he is no more with us physically, but yes, he is still alive in his songs ! One of his most popular songs, "Mile Sur Mera Tumhara...." will always keep resonating in everyones ears for years.

You all are my energy, my inspiration, my motivation and what could I say more...I think you all are cause to live this life and your invaluable support has made this life more beautiful. My religion is now entertaining you all, with all, what all God has blessed me with ! Keep blessing and wishing me my dearest ones ! My best wishes with you all too !

Your comments are most welcome on her sketch !

Best Regards to all,
Atul Ojhal

PS> If you are willing to buy this art, please click here.


  1. Hi Atul ,beautiful sketch of MAA ..hOpe you get an opportunity to meet her soon.

  2. very rare pic of Lata ji, AWESOME work Atul....all details are really gud....but this sketch is losing completeness because of incomplete Tanpura...

  3. @Raji .. Thanks for appreciation and wishes..

  4. outstandinggggggggggggggg!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)


  5. simply amazing Atul!! ...but I don't see you on BIGADDA nowadays..wht happened?? ..God Bless..

  6. long you tuk to complete this???....


  7. Maa Tujhe salaam ! ...superbly done Atul :)

  8. hey wht happnd ?? there was no post in previous mnth..

  9. Watch Lata Mangeshkar song Aap Ki Nazron Ne Samjha Checkout full video here

  10. Wow man ...awesome sketch !! you :))