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January - June 2022

Remembering the legendary musician Ali Akbar khan :
Friends, this year is the 100th birth-anniversary of my revered musician the legendary sarod maestro Ali Akbar khan. From 1990 till early 2000s I was privileged to be the youngest resident guest faculty for vocal music at his music college the esteemed AACM in San Rafael, CA, and also performed for the Maihar Orchestra. I fondly and gratefully remember the musical time with my mentor. As a homage to Baba I present a composition in raga ManjhKhamaj composed by him on my webpage of creations.

Dear friends & students, Thank you for your eMails. I have not been able to respond to you seperately due to lack of time. Due to covid19 and related atmosphere, there have been no concerts or classes announced but please do visit my website for music-updates. I feel fortunate to have treasured all this time to be with my parents, singing-composing music. In memory of my beloved father I name this webpage 'Subodh' which means 'good or auspicious message'. My heartfelt prayers are with my favourite Indian playback singer Lata Mangeshkar. Wish you the best of health, happiness and peace in the new year.

with my father / London-UK 1985
Dear Friends,
March 2021
wish you the best of health, happiness and peace in the new year. The year of 2020 with all the adversities worldover, rests for me in memory of my beloved father Dr. Subodh Jhaveri, my lifetime's first inspiration and backbone forever since my childhood. Noble, spiritual and gifted, a surgeon-doctor of medicine trained in India and London-UK he was also passionate for the universe and physics, Upanishads, yoga, poetry, arts and Indian classical music. My beloved father's demise in India earlier in 2020 before the spread of covid19 was followed by the demise of my respected Guruji, the world renowned vocalist Pandit Jasraj revered for his vidyaa-daan and soulful music. I am ever greatful for such gifts of God.

((  PremGeet

My father loved eastern and western music and was learning bansuri-the Indian classical flute while I was about 3 yrs. In his loving memory I share his poem-my parents' favourite poem entitled 'PremGeet' (Song of love), composed & stage-performed by me in my teens :
" 'Pavana prem no vaayo' / The breeze of love as if the fragrance of flowers of my memory, flew from far away, from the other world. "
Lyric by Dr. Subodh Jhaveri

A book by my father
Dr. Subodh Jhaveri

An excerpt from my father's article about the universe that he wrote during his last days at the age of 90 : " The Theory of BigBang about the origin of the universe is the greatest achievement of the 21st century's science. It reflects immense power of the human intelligence that has revolutionised our thinking about the universe prevalent since hundreds of centuries. Sages of an ancient school were known to present new ideas hence its spread was increasing. Their aim was to discover the essential nature of things which they called physis. "

© 2021 Shweta Jhaveri