Ustad Shamsuddin Faridi Desai (1938-2011)

Another Rudra Veena Maestro, Ustad Shamsuddin Faridi Desai has passed away. Excerpts from interview with Lyle Wachovsky, “The Qadri Sufis regard music as a pathway to God” ( April 2004) can be found here. Downloads of Ustadji playing Ragas Bhupali and Darbari Kanada are available here. Scroll down to listen to Raag Komal Rishabh Asavari and Raag Yaman on the Veena by Ustadji.

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Raag Komal Rishabh Asavari

Raag Yaman

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6 Responses to Ustad Shamsuddin Faridi Desai (1938-2011)

  1. nasir says:

    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

  2. nasir says:

    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. oh… I missed this info…. very sad… 2011 was a tough year for all the music lovers around the globe. We lost so many too often we were mourning for the greatest music maestros we have lost as composer or film maker, as vocalists (Rabindra Sangeet, Khayal, Dhrupad and Ghazal), Sarangi, Flute and Sitar player or as percussionist (Tabla)…. Therefore I presented end of last year a radio show giving tribute… http://bit.ly/s9fbid . Does anybody has a list of recordings (CDs, DVDs) by Ustad Shamsuddin Faridi Desai ? – Tks in advance… Warm greetings from Europe/North Germany (Hamburg) – TC/LJRM

  4. shiri das says:

    banda parwar mere har gham ka madaawa tum hu, mujh ku duniya se garaz kya meri duniya tum hu, ik nazar daal du beemar shifa paajaae, jiska sani nahi woh masiha tum hu, darbadar mujh ku bhatkne ki zarurat kya hai, me bhikari hu tumhara mere aqa tum hu, taj our takht ku kya khaq nazar me laon meri nazaro metu rahmat ka khazina tum hu, {}[ shiri das ]{}

  5. no says:

    Maine US Zaat Pay Likhnay ki Jisarat ki Hai,
    Jis k Daman Pay Farishton Nay Ibadat ki Hai.

    Kis Ki Jurrat Mere Aqa K Barabar Aaye,
    Mere Aqa Ne To waliyoun Ki Imamat Ki Hai

    Zakham Kha Kar Bhi Jo Pholoun Ki Ridaye Bakhshe
    Mere Aqa Ne To Kantoun Se Bhi Mohabbat Ki Hai

    ALLAH ALLAH Woh Kya Log Thay Jin Logo Ne
    Chalte Phirte Mere Aqa Ki Ziyarat Ki Hai

    Jahano Pay Zaminon Pe Hukomat ki Hai
    “Jis Ne Mere AQA ki Ata’at ki Hai”

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