PATNA: Bachcha Nasim Kausar, a nationally-acclaimed, Bhagalpur-based Qawwali singer,
enthralled the audience with his scintillating performance here on Saturday.

The divine music wafted through the corridors of Patna high court as Ustad Kausar and his
group took the centre stage to regale the audience with sufiana-qawwali rendition – ‘Ninad Aab-
e-Hayat’ – organized by the Takshila Educational Society in collaboration with Delhi Public School
on the high court mazar premises.

As the evening progressed, the intense tempo and mellifluous renditions of ‘Hazrat Ali Manqabat
– Hazrat Ali karam’ and ‘Khwaja Gharib Nawaz ki Manqabat’ mesmerized the audience. The
ghazal ‘Aa dil main tujhe rakh lu…’ was enjoyed by all. His performance having the central
theme of love, devotion and longing were received with applause by the audience.

The universal nature of Sufi philosophy together defined by the group’s soulful renditions
mesmerized all those present. Earlier talking to TOI, Ustad Kausar said, “I have been performing
for the last three decades; for me music is my life and I relate to God with my music.”

Kausar has given his performance in various cities of the country but says that Bihari audience is
the best. “I have performed a number of times in Patna, yet every time I get the same warm
welcome here.” He said.

The Ustad and his group has frequently performed for All India Radio. Their performances have
also been witnessed and appreciated on television.

Talking about his career, Kausar said, “My father is my inspiration and I took my professional
training under Guru Kameshwar Pathak.”

On this occasion, eminent sarod artiste CL Das was honoured with the lifetime achievement
award for the pivotal role that he had played in preserving the Indian heritage and his
contribution to Hindustani music.


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