24 September, 2011

the lost get found

The picture below is captured by talented photographer Vijay Raj.
"Interestingly, he was not aware whose picture was he capturing on the sunny morning until he actually uploaded it on facebook and added one more super moment with a super snap captured.
He spotted this cute little banner on the streets of Basavangudi, Bangalore (India). It was a small thermocol pasted with a picture hanging with a string to a tree branch!"
Vijay Raj is a profound photographer attached with many NGO's and predominantly is passionate about portraits and street Photography.
READ MORE below about whose picture is it...
When I come across to the whole story of a little old black and white picture, I could not resist to capture the zest in my page. I wanted all of you to read and feel the generosity of the moment. There is an ecstasy in the picture that even after being lost was still found by an artist capturing the momentum of the moment. And as on the way we forgot the face but could graciously recognize and remember the voice, even if it meant a long silence after ages!
The Height of Haiku Challenge, Day 24 - Prompt #82 - Lost

Timbre tears
Memories missing
Mutest lost...

Gangubai Hangal
5th March, 1913 – 21st July 2009

of a lost melody and voice..
Gangubai Hangal was born in Dharwad to Chikkurao Nadiger, an agriculturist and Ambabai, a vocalist of Carnatic music. Hangal received only elementary education and her family shifted to Hubli in 1928. She began to train formally aged 13 at the music school of Krishna Acharya, studying Hindustani classical music instead of Carnatic music. She also learned from Dattopant Desai before studying under Sawai Gandharva, a respected guru. Hangal could only study sporadically under Gandharva when he returned to his home, but she received an intensive training of three years after he relocated permanently to Hubli.

Hangal's family was considered to be of low social status and for women of her generation singing was not considered appropriate employment; Hangal struggled against this prejudice and made a career. She performed all over India and for All India Radio stations until 1945. Hangal had initially performed light classical genres, including bhajan and thumri, but concentrated on khyal.Later, however, she refused to sing light classical, saying she sang only ragas.

Hangal served as honorary music professor of the Karnatak University. She gave her last concert in March 2006 to mark her 75th career year. She had overcome bone marrow cancer in 2003, and died of cardiac arrest at the age of 96, on 21 July 2009, in Hubli, where she resided.
She had her eyes donated to increase awareness for organ donation. ....(resource: Wikipedia link)


  1. Thanks Rachana, Glad you liked this picture and I loved the write up.

    Thanks again for featuring my picture. I feel honored..!


  2. Good one , a nice tribute..

    and hey thanks for your visit..keep visiting..

  3. wonderful background for the photograph...so glad you included it with your excellent haiku

  4. lovely tribute ...thanks for sharing her wonderful life ~

  5. beautiful haiku ... powerfully worded and a lovely dedication.

  6. Who can ever forget the doyenne of the Kirana Gharana!! A true representative of the purity of Hindustani classical music.

    No lost memories
    Music world lost a doyenne
    Golden era stays

    Great tribute to a wonderful person!!

  7. Great soul, great tribute.... lovely picture and a beautiful haiku!


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