A Wonderful Musical Eveningon 28th March 2010

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On the eve of the 28th March 2010, Patanjala Yoga Kendra hosted an amazing music concert for the delight of the yoga students and music-lovers.

The soul-elevating concert was rendered by Pt. Barun Kumar Pal. Barun ji plays an instrument of his own creation, known as Hamsa Veena. Born into a musical family in Bengal, he was initiated into the musical tradition by his father Bankim Kumar Pal, a senior sitar player belonging to the Enayat Khan Gharana. However, his style has been influenced by many great artists like Pt. Nikhil Banerjee, Pt. Kartik Kumar and most significantly by his guru Pt. Ravi Shankar. Barun ji demonstrates tremendous control over his instrument. Undoubtedly, he has gone through a sustained and vigorous sadhana (dedicated practice) under the able guidance of his guru Pt. Ravi Shankar to achieve his goal. Indeed, his emotional and devoted music enters slowly into the hearts of the audience and remains there forever. 

Vladimir Malutin