This is not the first time world-renowned musician Ustad Amjad Ali Khan and his sons are paying homage to Mahatma Gandhi (the sarod maestro performed Gandhi's favourite bhajans at the UN two years ago, and also paid tribute last year on Independence Day). Nonetheless, this year's tribute — an instrumental rendition of Gandhi's favourite bhajan 'Raghupati Raghav Raja Ram' shot agains a stunning backdrop of the Qutab Minar — is as beautiful as the trio's previous efforts, and even delivers a potent message, reminiscent of the Mahatma's teachings.
The ustad and his sons collaborated with Saregama India Ltd to produce this video, which was launched yesterday on YouTube. Tomorrow marks the 146th birthday of Mahatma Gandhi, which falls on 2nd October, and is observed as a national holiday in India. In 2007, the United Nations also declared this day as the International Day of Non-Violence in honour of the man whose message of peace continues to capture the world's attention decades after his demise. Watch the video above for the beautiful musical tribute to the Mahatma.