Venue: Bahai Temple (Lotus Temple) – Kalkaji
The Indian Cancer Society had invited Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia to play at their concert in aid of cancer awareness and medical assistance and had called the evening “”The Magical Flute of Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia”.
They could not have chosen a better title for the evening. Hariprasad Chaurasia, playing the flute during the date between winter and spring, at the Lotus Temple – was sheer magic. The audience – from the nostalgic elderly to the sprightly kids – listened in rapt attention as Panditji played. His humility, his clear diction and warm interaction with the audience made one humbled in front of the maestro. For many, this was an evening of a life time that one would think back fondly in future.
Kudos to The Indian Cancer Society for organizing the event and, more so, for touching lives. The volunteers marched in the auditorium with candles and we bow in respect. We need such lamps to brighten our lives.