It is said music is something you need to feel with your soul, ears alone are not enough to understand it’s language. Indian has seen some of the best musicians in the world ranging right from table player to singer to a percussionist. Great musicians start to feel the beats the when we are still struggling with words like ‘apple’, these great musicians are prodigies of the world of music. Some of the most talented musical prodigies of India today are Aishu, Jayantika Dey and Azmat Hussain. Master Madan was another gifted child prodigy and a gift to the world.
Aishu or Aishwarya Venkataraman is an eminent violinist from California. He started playing the violin when she was just 2 years old. She studied the violin under T. N. Krishnan who is an eminent violist. She has studied music at the Berkley College of Music where she holds the record of being the youngest child ever to enroll. Her tunes are remarkable and subtle.
Jayantikai Dey is a true child prodigy singing Mirabai Bhajan at a tender age of just 6. Jayantika is the daughter of Pt. Devashish Dey and sister of Shubhankar Dey. Coming from the holy city of Varanasi, truth and devotions drip from every word she sings.
Azmat Hussain(pic above) was just 10 years old when he won the SaReGaMaPa Little Champs in 2011. Coming from the pink city, this boy is packed with talent and is nothing less then a child prodigy. His songs can put a cuckoo to shame and he is sure to scale heights with such gifted talent.
Master Madan was a Ghazal and geet singer. Born in 1927 in a small village near Jalandhar he went on to become one of the greatest singers of all time. He started singing at the age of 3 and hypnotized the nation with his wonderful voice. Sadly the prodigy did not live for long and passed away even before he turned 15. Only 8 of his works are available today and that does not in any way affect the respect and the love the nation holds for him.
India has been fortunate enough to be gifted with musical geniuses like these. Know of more little geniuses of music? Mention them in the comments below.