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Episode #04

Exploring the Musical Journey of Shankar Mahadevan

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Join us in this melodious episode as we delve into the life of Shankar Mahadevan with Ashis Ghatak.In an enthralling conversation, Ashis reveals his journey from an English teacher to an acclaimed biographer, capturing the symphonies of legendary musicians like Louiz Banks and Shankar Mahadevan.

We traverse the auditory landscapes of Mahadevan’s illustrious career, from a serendipitous audition that catapulted him into the Grammy-winning band Shakti to his heartfelt dedication to preserving Indian classical music. Ashis’s narrative weaves through his experiences at the Euphony foundation, personal anecdotes with the maestros, and the conviction that following one’s passion can orchestrate a life of fulfillment and success.

Tune in to discover the transformative power of chasing melodies and dreams with Ashis Ghatak, and get inspired to find your own rhapsody in life.

00:00 – Introduction
06:46 – Inspiration behind the book
12:12 – The Evolution and Recognition of Shankar Mahadevan’s Iconic Melodies
17:24 – Shankar Mahadevan’s Musical Journey and Humble Persona
23:11 – Mahadevan’s Impact on Indian Classical Music
29:50 – Recollections and Roots on Shankar Mahadevan’s Childhood
35:07 – Challenges in writing an autobiography
40:24 – Closing remarks

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