Pandit Sharda Sahai Ji, the legendary tabla virtuoso, was widely regarded as one of India’s great ambassadors for tabla being at the forefront for the spread of Indian music in the East and West. As a performer, composer and educator, his contribution to the field of tabla was unmatched and achieved after long years of dedicated study under his father Pt. Bhagvati Sahai Ji, and his illustrious guru Pt. Kanthe Maharaj Ji.
"A tribute to a legend of the music world - Pt. Sharda Sahai Ji. The end of 2011 was a devastating time for all who knew the great Tabla maestro, Pt. Sharda Sahai Ji. It is unlikely that we will ever see, meet or hear a phenomenal performer, vidvaan musician and great human being all in one person. I had the great fortune of being a close disciple with whom he shared a lot of love and encouragement. I owe everything to my Guru Ji who taught me with love, dedication and devotion. He treated me like his son and we shared many laughs, lots of good music and discussion about life and music. I am forever indebted to him and thank the almighty who sent an angel like my Guru Ji to hold my hand and guide me. Forever yours, Bhupinder"
His motto was “teach every student as if they are to stay a lifetime with tabla” He never tired of placing the hand of a new student on the tabla. The freshness of his approach to teaching hooked his students, whatever their age.
Pandit Sharda Sahai Ji was a perfectionist. His skill on the tabla had been honed over years of practice and thoughtfulness. Pt. Sharda Sahai Ji was acclaimed wherever he went as a great performer and a phenomenal teacher.
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