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In a general sense of the term, World Music Day is a day to celebrate music — each in his own idiom, in his own home of music. One legendary musician, among several others, who remained ever curious and moved by other forms of music was the violinist Lalgudi G. Jayaraman. What Lalgudi was perhaps talking about was being vulnerable to a good piece of music, irrespective of its form. Jayashri, picking up the thread, says: “My guru’s pure passion for music used to humble me. I don’t know how much music I have imbibed from him, but I am certain that I have learnt to be a true rasika.”

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