Shamsuddin Faridi Desai - The Tradition of Dhrupad on Been - Khandarbani

Shamsuddin Faridi Desai - The Tradition of Dhrupad on Been - Khandarbani

01. Raga Yaman - Alap
02. Raga Yaman - Jor
03. Raga Yaman - Jhala
04. Raga Komal Rishabh Asavari - Alap
05. Raga Komal Rishabh Asavari - Jor & Jhala


rest in peace (1938-2011)

read his story here


  1. lovely music. thanks for sharing

  2. miyan shamsuddin faridi was not only an artist but a great sufi saint who all his life disguise mimself as an artist from very early life he was into sprituality i tell you story1985 in mathura while he was playing one black cobra snake came and set quietly started listening his music and when people noticed his presence they killed the snake immediately then he stop playing and said to people why did you kill the snake he came to listen my music then people realize that they have mad a mistake
    Miyan Shamsuddin Faridi Desai is a Sufi who spends most of his time with the fakirs and dervishes at the Dargahs (mausolems, tombs) of medieval Indian Sufi
    saints like Shaik Kalimula and Baba Qutubuddin Bhaktiar Kaki in DELHI INDIA
    He always believed in everlasting beauty

  3. @nasir - thanks for your lovely story. things like that make doing this blog worthwhile.

  4. Thank you for this beatiful album and thank you nasir for the story!! Mashallah!

  5. when he died.. after 28 hours when people giving him last bath he opened his eyes and watch and then close WHEN YOUR SOUL BECOME STRONG IT CAN BE HAPPEN

  6. one time 10p.m. night he was playing miya ki malhar sky was clear i was watching suddenly cloud come and rain start. REAL HEART

  7. @gd - I just discovered your blog. You have posted a collection of some of the most wonderful Hindustani Classical Music. Your tastes are similar to mine and I am delighted to find some out of print and very rare recordings of some of my favorite musicians. Thank you so much for this.

    I notice you have not posted anything since 2012. Do you have any plans to continue the blog? I hope so.
    All the best to you.....