In the 11th Annual Sangeet Samellan held on 18/19 November 2023 in Sri Bhaini Sahib, Ludhiana, the star performer was the renowned Sarod maestro Amjad Ali Khan, his first appearance in this Sangeet Samellan, held in memory of Sri Satguru Jagjit Singh Ji.
It was more than just a musical treat when the renowned Sarod maestro Amjad Ali Khan took the stage—it was a visual spectacle. The legendary Sarod player, as expected, captivated the audience with his soulful performance, but the real highlight was witnessing him adorned in the traditional Namdhari Sikh style of turban.
On his official Facebook page Ustad Amjad Ali Khan expresses, “I am honored to have the opportunity to perform at the 11th Satguru Jagjit Singh Sangeet Sammelan. This is a spiritual homage to the legacy of Satguru Jagjit Singh Ji, a distinguished exponent of Indian classical music whose influence transcends the boundaries of time and geography.”
Following the event, he reflects, “Performing at the 11th Satguru Jagjit Singh Sangeet Sammelan was a profound experience. My heartfelt thanks to the audience and gratitude to the legacy of Satguru Jagjit Singh Ji, whose spirit guided every note. I extend my heartfelt thanks to Sant Rachpal Singh Ji for bestowing upon me the Namdhari turban—a profound gesture echoing with history and cultural significance. The honor of wearing this emblematic symbol is truly humbling, deepening my connection to tradition.”
The event of Sri Bhaini Sahib Sangeet Sameelan demonstrates that irrespective of one’s religion, nationality, or gender, music possesses the enchanting ability to bring people together.