Director: Yousuf Saeed
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Summary: Interview clip of senior musicologist Sumati Mutatkar who talks about Mughal court musician Sadarang and his association with Amir Khusrau's music compositions.
Alright, I will tell you something very interesting. This is Sadarang's composition. One may say - how is Sadarang related to this. Yet, while Sadarang is known for his vilambit khayals; he would also go to the dargah of Hazrat Nizamuddin. About Sadarang's drut compositions, it is said that his style showed influences of the Khusravi bani of music.
Sumati Mutatkar was a prominent vocalist from the Agra Gharana. She received her musical training in Hindustani classical music under various teachers including, promarily under Pandit S.N.Ratanjankar, and later from Pandit Rajabhaiya Poochwale of Gwalior gharana, Ustad Vilayat Hussain Khan of Agra gharana, and Pandit Anant Manohar Joshi and Ustad Mushtaq Hussain Khan of the Rampur gharana . She was also a student of Bhatkhande Music Institute at Lucknow under Shrikrishna Narayan Ratanjankar. In 1953, she became the Director of Music at All India Radio (AIR) and subsequently became Deputy Chief Producer of Music. Later, in 1968 she joined the Faculty of Music and Fine Arts, at the Delhi University, eventually retiring in September 1981 as the Dean of the Faculty. During her tenure, she supervised numerous research programs in the field of music, as well published several books on the subject. She died of bronchial illness in 2007.