Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Pt. Vishwa Mohan Bhatt ( Mohan Veena Creator)

My apologise on delaying post for such a long time. Extremely sorry for this. Its been really a learning period for me. I had to go through life's difficult circumstances in this period. My parents were not well. I also had health issues, specially lower back pain. It could be because of over stress while practicing Tabla, Guitar and Keyboard. Mom still not well and I am recovering. In this span even scheduled things could not happen on time, all delayed. These things keep remind us that there is someone Who is controlling all of us and having a remote control. The Supreme power, Almighty !! But my dears show must go on. So its on ! I could not entertain you all with my art works. But I can ensure for next one soon. May I beg forgiveness for this unwanted delay this time ?

You could learn by now with this portrait and post title. He is none another than Padm Shree (2002) Grammy Awardee (1994) Shri Vishwa Mohan Bhatt. He is creator of Mohan Veena. This instrument was named on his name only. 'Mohan' was taken from his name 'Vishwa Mohan'. He has performed in 81 countries according to one music forum in Jaipur where I was invited by Vishwa Mohan Ji couple of days ago. He was glad to see my art work, this above portrait and I was overwhelmed by the response of audience. Thanks a lot Pandit Ji for this opportunity, invitation and the appreciation later on. None the least, A big thank you to all of you who actually encourages me to contribute my efforts in Arts, Music & Literature. Below are couple of pics from event.

I was lucky to meet one more living legend Shri Hari Haran Ji on the same evening. Sharing you one pic from his performance also.


Some more updates would come soon. Keep in touch. I need your wishes and blessings ! ...and ya this post on very special date and time, its 12:12:12:12:12  :-)

Regards & Love,

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Gulzar - A Living Legend (Lyricist, Poet, Scriptwriter, Film Director & Producer)

It's been a long time for my art work to be reviewed by my well wishers. So dearest ones here is an assignment for you :-). In this post as you would have recognized by now. The portrait is of a great Indian poet, Bollywood Lyricist, a Script Writer and a Director. He is none another than Gulzar Saab, a living legend. He was known with the name 'Sampooran Singh Kalra' before he penned his name 'Gulzar'. There is no need to throw light on him, on his work, his familiarity in India, world wide popularity since its very well known and felt like Sun rays which reaches everywhere ! The Maestro has a bunch of awards in his bag. 'Padma Bhushan' in 2004, Sahitya Academy award in 2002, a good number of National Film and Filmfare awards. None the less he penned the Oscar awarded song 'Jai Ho' too.

This sketch I completed a while ago and there was a meet also scheduled with the maestro. But because of his business in very important tasks it could not happen somehow. He was supposed to visit my town and meet me but his event didn't get materialized and finally meet could not happen. We say, there is a time for everything, so for this too ! Its all according to Almighty's creation. So we have to follow and satisfy with the same and keep trying doing our best.

I composed one small poetry in Gulzar Saab's excellency which I wanted to recite in presence of maestro and I would, when there is a meet with him. Here I would like to share couple of lines from that poetry. Enjoy reading --

सोच के समुन्दर में गोते लगाके, खोजे मोतियों से बनाते रहे हार 
प्रवीण प्रख्यात प्रवेन्द्र प्रेरक, लेखक कवी महान गीतकार गुलज़ार 

I will share the whole poetry after presenting it to him. It may happen very soon ! Gulzar Saab has released an album 'Tera Bayaan Ghalib' on 15th Feb 2012. This album contains Ghalib's letters recited by Gulzar Saab and Nazms by Late Ghazal's maestro Jagjeet Singh. Guys go and grab your copy !

As we all know, Bollywood Shahanshah Shri Amitabh Ji underwent abdominal surgery. It was a legacy issue from his accident happened while shooting for Coolie movie. A day before he was discharged from the hospital. Now medication will take place in his home only. My heartiest wishes for Amit Ji's speedy recovery !

New updates in my next post. Till then bye and May God Bless You All !

Love and Regards to All,
Atul Ojhal