Pt. Nityanand Haldipur is certainly one of those musicians I would have regretted not meeting. Many times, it happens that you have big expectations from a musician; you think he should be an extra-ordinary human being. Not sure about other forms of music, but especially in Indian Classical Music, the spiritual qualities of the performer matter a lot. The better musician you are, the saintlier you should be.
I ended up being frustrated after meeting many musicians because the meeting opened up the fact that they are just simple human beings- afraid of competition, with their legs buried into the soils of politics. Meeting Pt. Nityanand Haldipur gives one a taste of what true musician is. He is least bothered about the mundane his music carries the fragrance of the divine.
Meeting Pt. Nityanand Haldipur gives you some assurance; that yes, you can be transformed. He looks like a strict military man but without doubt is one of the most caring and loving persons we ever met. His music, his words and his acts have a conviction which I am sure comes only out of tremendous wisdom and Guru’s grace.
Appreciating his music is a tough task; he never strives to show his skills and knowledge. Instead, he allows the inherent melody of the Raga to pour out through his performance. I thank existence that though small in number, he has still kept musicians like Pt. Nityanand Haldipur on this earth, submerged in music and devotion towards the Guru.
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