Raga Yaman (50.42 )Part 1 - Gat Vilambit laya ( slow tempo teentaal ) - ( 23.46 )
Part 2 - Madhya laya ( medium tempo teentaal ) - ( 15.03 )
Part 3 - Drut laya ( fast tempo ) - ( 11.85 )
Vilayat Khan - Sitar
Manik Rao Popatkar - Tablas
Fans and media alike liked to play up Vilayat Khan's rivalry with and animosity towards Ravi Shankar. However, in calmer moments Vilayat would admit there was not much to it. His animosity for the politics and institutions of India's cultural life was another matter. In 1964 and 1968, respectively, he was awarded the Padma Shri and Padma Bhushan awards – India's fourth and third highest civilian honours for service to the nation – but refused to accept them, declaring the committee musically incompetent to judge him.
by South Utsire