The last divine Satsang and Darshan of the year 2018, one of the most extraordinary year in the continuing Avataric mission of Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba was held at Sri Sathya Sai Premamrutam Hall at Muddenahalli, Sri Sathya Sai Grama with a beautiful evening of music by the Sarod maestro Ustad Amjad Ali Khan and his illustrious sons and disciples, Sri Amaan Ali Bangash and Sri Ayaan Ali Bangash. Bhagawan was ushered in amidst soulful renditions of Bhajans soaked in love and devotion for God. Bhagawan compassionately went around the yearning devotees, and then took His seat.
No other musicians in India have a lineage as long and illustrious as this family, which stretches back in an unbroken link of seven generations over 200 years. The Bangash ancestors are credited for inventing the Sarod and Ustad Amjad Ali Khan who is the recipient of the Padma Shri, Padma Bhushan and Padma Vibhushan awards, has performed at several prestigious venues and music festivals, world over. The trio of father and sons have been ardent devotees of Bhagawan and have been blessed to perform in Bhagawan’s presence, both in Prashanti Nilayam and Muddenahalli on several occasions.
With Sri Mithilesh Jha accompanying on the Tabla and Sri Krishnan on the Mridangam, the evening’s concert began with a beautiful composition in Raag Jhinjhoti played by Sri Amaan and Sri Ayaan Ali Bangash. The next piece, was a mesmerising rendition of the popular Bhajan, Prema Mudita Manase Kaho by Sri Amaan and Ayaan along with Ustad Amjad Ali Khan. Ustadji then went on to play a few compositions in Raag Shudh Kalyan and Raag Shankara. This most scintillating recital was then brought to a close by a most soulful rendition of the two well-known traditional, devotional songs, Vaishnava Jana To and Raghupati Raghava Raja Ram.
Bhagawan then profusely blessed the whole family and after showering them with tokens of His love, received Mangala Arati. Prasadam was then distributed to all who had gathered and Bhagawan retired to His residence.