Eyes so Soft

Don’t surrender your loneliness 
So quickly. 
Let it cut more deep. 

Let it ferment and season you 
As few human 
Or even divine ingredients can. 

Something missing in my heart tonight 
Has made my eyes so soft, 
My voice 
So tender, 

My need of God 

Shams al-Din Hafiz

(1325 – 1389 )

Padma Bhushan Rajan Mishra

‘Irreparable loss to the art and music world. ’: Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi condoles classical singer Rajan Mishra’s death

Indian Classical singer Rajan Mishra, a Padma Bhushan awardee, died of complications caused by COVID-19 at a hospital on Sunday. He was 70.

Belonging to the Benaras gharana, Mr. Mishra, along with brother Sajan Mishra, made a mark for himself as a vocalist in the khyal style of Indian classical singing.

Remember this Great artist who along with brother Sajan Mishra Performed in Courtyard of my home Heritage House in Jodhpur Rajasthan on Sunday, 30 April 2006 evening before a private audience of family and friends .

It was a mesmerizing evening , have the recording of this in my collection . He always performed so good , remember him listening since 1982 but one which left a timeless impression when both brother performed in Ahmedabad music festival in 2005 till early morning . Met and listened Duo Brothers on many occasions in different parts of India .

Truly India has lost a great music Artist as well a Guru who was open to share his genius to next generation ,

May God give peace to Departed Soul and strength to family and all music lovers across World to bear his Earthly absence .

Love all

( ram H singhal )