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Beed and Osmanabad districts in Marathwada. Lakshwadeep and Gujarat, "Atleast they are acknowledging us now./ She wears her grief, a moon-soaked white/ corners the sky into disbelief The late Agha Shahid Ali began writing his tribute to Begum Akhtar when he returned from her funeral 40 years ago this month Last week on October 7 the 100th anniversary of her birth Shubha Mudgal offered haazri at Begum Akhtar’s mazaar in Pasand Bagh Lucknow Understandably she felt intimidated and decided not to sing any ghazals or other compositions associated with the late singer The space of ghazal gayaki left empty by Begum Akhtar stays empty It is easy to predict that this space will stay empty forever Begum Akhtar was the last of the singers in an illustrious line of women musicians who were steeped equally in music and poetry While all tawaifs had brought music to poetry Begum Akhtar brought poetry to music Both came to her instinctively The tawaifi tradition drew upon the knowledge and skills of the best music and dance ustads Many poets who aspired for wider fame too were willing to be patronised by these women Scholars were employed to teach them poetry Training in deportment etiquette style conversation etc were imparted in-house Begum Akhtar was the poster girl for the tawaifi music tradition and all its attendant sophistications Set to music and dance the ghazal had found wider space in the 20th century because of films and their music It was through these three-minute renditions of the ghazal that Begum Akhtar had first acquired fame But it was in her longer renditions either on All India Radio or later on long and extended playing records that it became evident she not only had a magical voice but also a masterly command of music However it was her instinctive relationship to language that set her apart from all others For instance the way she would split words or combine them into musical phrases shows how comfortable she was with Urdu’s poetic idiom This musical comfort level with the language also marked out some of her younger contemporaries like Mehdi Hasan Iqbal Bano and Farida Khanum and is sadly missing from most other singers Begum Akhtar knew she was belittled as a singer by critics and some other musicians because she did not sing khayal (though she recorded a few chhota khayals early in her career) She was labelled as a light classical singer which did not seem to bother her except when she was pointedly reminded of it by the establishment For instance she was hurt when the Sangeet Natak Akademi took its time in bestowing its annual award on her Begum Akhtar was never known as a dancer though she had been trained to dance From early on in life she had stuck to her passion — poetry She opted out of films and preferred to perform in personalised mehfils where she was at liberty to weave her musical and romantic magic over her audience An incurable romantic poetry suited her temperament and it is this that made her mehfils such a place to aspire to and be in Even her best known devotional thumris addressed to Krishna are romantic with the attendant emotions of love longing pain separation jealousy etc She could as easily be naughty as in the dadra “Hamri atariya aao sanwariya” In contrast her naats in honour of the Prophet are formal and competent but they never made it near the top of the popularity charts of Muslim devotional music anyway However we have been criminally denied access to a large body of her renditions of marsiya and soz mournful devotional music performed during Muharram Hidden somewhere in the impenetrable innards of AIR are hours of her renditions of poetry without any musical accompaniment Without listening to these Begum Akhtar’s musical greatness has yet to be pegged Post 1947 Begum Akhtar was one of the most effective ambassadors for Urdu She made the poetry of the great the talented and the popular — Mir Ghalib Dagh Makhdoom Josh Faiz Shakeel and Kaifi — sound even greater when she sang it So self-assured was she that she would on impulse set a ghazal to a raga different from the one she usually sang in She made Urdu familiar to non-Urdu speakers It wasn’t surprising therefore that MS Subbalakshmi turned to her for advice when she decided to sing a Ghalib ghazal With her passing the use of Urdu in popular music has consistently declined The ghazal along with its gayaki has become a victim of the politics of language Today when even the Urdu spoken in the 1950s-60s is considered classical when supposedly informed ghazal audiences don’t notice the mispronunciation of crucial consonants when listeners are unaware of the mangling of even better-known couplets the space for the ghazal gayaki has shrunk and been so radically transformed that there is little difference left between ghazal and geet Hopefully the media attention to her in this centennial year will bring her music and Urdu poetry back to the attention of music fans The writer is a historian For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Reuters | London | Published: August 4 2017 12:39 am Provided it does Neymar will become the biggest name in Ligue 1 as mega-rich PSG set their sights on becoming the powerhouse club of European football (Source: AP) Related News Neymar’s imminent arrival at Paris St Germain can help France’s Ligue 1 grow to match Europe’s powerhouse leagues according to the director general of top flight side Lille The Brazilian striker’s 222 million euro transfer from Barcelona to PSG hit a glitch on Thursday with Spain’s La Liga rejecting the payment of Neymar’s release clause from his contract although his move is expected to go through Provided it does Neymar will become the biggest name in Ligue 1 as mega-rich PSG set their sights on becoming the powerhouse club of European soccer While the staggering sums of money involved in the Neymar saga have drawn criticism Lille’s director general Marc Ingla believes it will help Ligue 1 punch its weight after so long being the poor relation of Spain’s La Liga England’s Premier League the German Bundesliga and Italy’s Serie A “It is amazing We invested in Lille knowing that Ligue 1 has a bright future and Neymar is an accelerator to this bright future of Ligue 1” he told the BBC’s World Service “The young talent pool we have here is the best in Europe That is why France is the number one exporting country in football And that is why we think Ligue 1 is ripe for growth” PSG owned by the Qatar Sports Investments are the only French club in the top 20 of Europe’s rich list But Ingla thinks believes the arrival of Neymar will the help others grow and boost the profile of French football “I don’t get why (Ligue 1) should be number five in terms of money generated and audience generated” he said “It does not mirror the talent potential we have So I see Neymar’s arrival as an accelerator for Ligue 1’s potential and the possibility to shine globally” Earlier on Thursday Spain’s La Liga rejected payment of a record-breaking release clause that would allow Neymar to leave Barcelona for PSG A group of lawyers representing Nemar visited La Liga in Madrid on Thursday to try to settle the transfer and pay the 222 million-euro ($263 million) break fee The French League later issued a statement saying it “did not understand” the refusal of La Liga to accept the payment of the release clause for Neymar “The LFP asks the Liga to abide by the FIFA rules and its responsibilities” the statement said “The LFP supports Paris St Germain and wishes Neymar to join the Ligue 1 championship” For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Related News Related News Ghazal, government watchdog calls for changes in Afghan training effort | Reuters Fwire Reuters Sep 21, 2017 19:50 PM Tags : 2017 18:45:51 IST Comment 0 Tweet This story has not been edited by Firstpost staff and is generated by auto-feed. 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