Vaishnav Jan To - Enlightenment

Author: 
Kamlesh Tiwari

Shree Kamlesh Tiwari joined the Indian Revenue Service in 1971 and superannuated in 2007. At an early age Kamlesh to play the flute under the tutelage of Pandit Bholanath ji of Allahabad and his famous disciple Pandit Hari Prasad Chaurasia. Kamlesh was accepted as Pandit Hari Prasad Chaurasia's disciple after a stern test in 1972. During his service years Kamlesh got several opportunities to perform at official and informal functions. Kamlesh is currently a graded artist of vocal and flute with All India Radio (AIR) Allahabad. Music runs in the family. Kamlesh’s father was also an All India Radio artist at Allahabad. Post retirement Kamlesh lives with his spouse at Allahabad.

Kamlesh Tiwari performs a vocal and flute rendition of Vaishnav Jan To, a popular Bhajan by Gujarati poet Narsinh Mehta. The Bhajan was a must at most prayer meetings of Gandhiji.

This recording is one of many from Kamlesh's archives.

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Both vocal & flute were soulfully rendered.

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