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India Today - - BEST OF INDIA - EL­LORA, MA­HA­RASH­TRA by Hi­man­shu Roy, joint com­mis­sioner of po­lice, Mum­bai

The Ajanta- El­lora mu­sic fes­ti­val is or­gan­ised an­nu­ally at El­lora. The first time I ex­pe­ri­enced it was when I was a young of­fi­cer at Male­gaon, in 1991. The venue has the 8th cen­tury Kailash­nath tem­ple in the back­ground. This, in my opin­ion, is one of the best venues for clas­si­cal mu­sic be­cause it is not an au­di­to­rium which is built of steel, ce­ment and bricks. Here, na­ture it­self pro­vides the acous­tics. I have heard many great artistes per­form here: Hari Prasad Chaura­sia, Vi­layat Khan sa­hab, Zakir Hu­sain sa­hab.

KISHORE NIKAM

U ROY HIMANSH

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