This romantic raga is a creation of sitar maestro Debu Chaudhuri. It is a combination of Kalyan and Bilawal ragas. He begins with a brief alap followed by slow and fast compositions in teental of 16 beats. After Kalyani Bilawal, the maestro plays folk music from Rajasthan, Punjab and Bengal as well as a dhun (light tune) in Bhairavi. He is accompanied on the tabla by maestro Shafaat Ahmed Khan of the Delhi Gharana (school).
Winner of the Padma Bhushan, one of India’s most prestigious awards, Pandit Debu Chaudhuri, is a legendary figure in Indian classical music. He is a disciple of the great sitar master, Ustad Mushtaq Ali Khan of the Senia Gharana, the traditional school of Indian classical music named after Tansen, the father of Indian music.