Legends of India, which aims to make an attempt to nurture Indian art forms and create awareness on Indian culture, is honoured to pay tribute to the late Tabla maestro, Pt. Shankar Ghosh on the occasion of its 17th Annual Sangeet Mahotsav. To mark this event, an ‘All Drum Orchestra’ composed by the Pandit titled ‘Music of the Drums’ shall be playing the inaugural number. This festival marks the 1st Memorial Concert dedicated to Shankar Ghosh.Pt. Shankar Ghosh was an exceptional teacher and a noted Indian tabla player belonging to Farukhabad Gharana. He was also an occasional Hindustani classical singer following the Patiala Gharana. He introduced the concept of tabla ensembles, employing various tablas playing the same pieces. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfRashid will be accompanied by Tanmoy Bose on tabla who has the charisma to mesmerise the audience with wonderful acoustics. Tanmoy’s ambition was achieved when Bharat Ratna Pandit Ravi Shankar, asked to accompany him to perform on a regular basis around the world.For the Legends of India, 2016 has been an important year. As a Non-Profit Organisation, their key initiative was organising monthly music event and visual art training at Tihar Jail, New Delhi, which intended to augment the rehabilitation process of prison inmates through music appreciation and art training. Morning Ragas with the Sangeet Natak Akademi brought both vocal and instrumental renditions by legendary maestros and upcoming artistes under the same platform. Their recent association with Amar Ujala Gharana & Parampara shall enable them to reach to a wider audience across the country. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveMoreover, their continuous efforts in promoting Indian cultural traditions has also been widely appreciated by the Government of India, who entrusted them to conceptualise and present a week-long festival on the occasion of 53rd Commonwealth Parliamentary Association Conference (CPA) and the 20th Conference of Speakers and Presiding Officers of the Commonwealth at New Delhi. This was a rare honour given ever to any organisation.The organisation’s greatest achievement is the ‘Legends of India Lifetime Achievement Award’ presented each year to living legends for their valuable contribution in the field of music, theatre and fine arts. “The role of music and art goes beyond performance. It helps to break down walls, cross barriers, and initiate a gradual change in the mind-set of a younger generation that is getting estranged from their roots,” feels Founder Chairman, Dipayan Mazumdar. The event is to be held on December 23 and is expected to be a treat for more than one reason. The event will feature ‘Music of the Drums’ followed by the solo performance of the Tabla maestro Bikram Ghosh. ‘Rasikas’ in Delhi is privileged to have an opportunity to enjoy the exceptional expertise of Ustad Rashid Khan in the slow elaboration of Vilambit Khayals. Rashid’s mastery in tonal variations, dynamics besides his marvellous voice culture has the ability to enthral connoisseurs and laypersons alike.