Abbaji The Multifaceted Genius of Ustad Alla Rakha

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Item Code: BAG927
Author: Atul Raosaheb Kamble
Publisher: Kanishka Publishers Distributors
Language: English
Edition: 2023
ISBN: 9789391450823
Pages: 88
Other Details 9.00 X 6.00 inch
Weight 240 gm
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About the book

USTAD ALLA RAKHA There are few gifted individuals in this world who come with a definite goal and Sadhana with them. They keep pushing to complete their Sadhana and they end up leaving immortal impressions on the world. Abbaji was also one of these rare blessed souls. He was a great artist. Also, he had the skill of expressing it very minutely through his music. Abbaji has created a special place for himself in the field of music as an artist, as a mentor, and as a musician. He has always received a lot of respect and love from everyone due to his influential, polite, and knowledgeable personality.

An all-rounder, Abbaji has been a Solo Tabla player, accompanist, Guru and composer. His many Tabla compositions are an important contribution to Tabla literature. His music has been a strong influence on most of today's Tabla players. Abbaji has always been a role model and inspiration for every seeker in music and he was a Tabla player who devoted his entire life to music. Despite the lack of musical atmosphere in the house, he made his mark in the music world with his endless Riyaz and hard work He was an inspiration to all the music aspirants. His name holds a special place in the hearts of his disciples, artists and music lovers all over the world.

About the Author

Dr. Atul Raosaheb Kamble started learning Tabla at the age of 11 and for ten years learnt from Shri G.D. Badde, Late Shri Pramod Raichurkar. Later, he received extensive training from Pt. Mukesh Jadhav. Currently he is taking Taalim' from the Tabla Maestro Pt. Aditya Kalyanpur. He is an established Tabla artiste in Pune music scene. He holds a Master's degree in music from the Lalit Kala Kendra, University of Pune and was felicitated by his Excellency Shri K. Shankar Narayanan (Ex-Governor of Maharashtra) for having received a Gold Medal in M.A. He was awarded a doctorate (Ph.D.) in Tabla in April 2021. He qualified B. Ed. And NET with JRF. For this he received fellowship from UGC. He has presented research papers and published articles in various journals and magazines. He is a member of the Board of Studies of the Akhil Bhartiya Gandharva Mahavidyalaya Mandal, Mumbai, for Bachelor and Master courses. He has accompanied renowned artists including the sitar wizard Ustad Sujat Khan, Pt. Keshav Ginde, Ustad Usman Khan, Pt. Atulkumar Upadheye, Pt. Rajendra Kandalgoakar, Ustad Rafiq & Shafiq Khan, Smt. Anuradha Kuber, Shri Rais Bale Khan and so on. He has been sharing knowledge with his students for more than a decade. Besides this, he also performs Tabla Solo as well as accompanies artist, across the country and abroad.

Awards: Ustad Inam Ali Tabla Vadan Purskar, Pt. Pannalal Ghose Purskar, Yuva Tabla Vadak.


Some artists devote their entire life to an art. They not only master the art, but also make enormous contribution to the art itself. They are trend setters. They change the course of the art form. Their name becomes synonymous with the art. They serve as an everlasting source of inspiration for anybody pursuing the art, for generations to come. "Abbaji", Ustad Alla Rakha was one such artist.

I started learning Tabla in my childhood in a small town called Udgir in Maharashtra. I come from a family of farmers. My father had keen interest in Indian classical music and wished at least one of his children learnt music in depth. There were limited opportunities for a student of Tabla to watch maestros in live concerts in our remote town and exposure to performances of maestros was mainly through audio cassettes.

Despite the fact that I never met Abbaji, I regarded him as my guru. Getting introduced to his musical style during my learning journey was a moment of epiphany.

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