INDIAN MUSIC FORUM ARCHIVES: Sitar Forum: Very Sad News

 

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Aanaddha
Very Sad News Mar 03, 2004 08:49 a.m.


Copied from Google newsgroup <rec.music.indian.classical> Mar.3, 2004:

"Apparently, Ustad Vilayat Khan Sahib collapsed on Sunday and was
admitted to hospital. He has been diagnosed with terminal lung cancer,
and is presently unconscious. He gains consciousness for a few minutes
and then lapses into a daze again. Sons Shujaat and Hidayat are with
him, and close family members such as brother Ustad Imrat Khan are on
their way to be with Vilayat Khan Sahib for what appears to be his
last days.

I am assuming "Terminal Lung Cancer" does not mean "end stage Lung
Cancer", although the report I have heard is chararcterising Ustad
Vilayat as being in his last days.

I can only hope and pray, and would hope all lovers of Indian
Classical Music will join me in wishing and praying that Ustad Vilayat
Khan Sahib spends whatever time he has in comfort, peace, tranqility
and freedom from suffering."

Aanaddha

jaym
Re:Very Sad News Mar 03, 2004 10:55 a.m.


This is very sad! I do hope he does not go through a long stretch of pain and suffering.....

I have been listening to him alot lately and I am such a big fan of all he has done for this instrument we all love!

swansong
Re:Very Sad News Mar 03, 2004 02:19 p.m.


I'm wondering who posted this on the group, though I wouldn't be surprised if it was already general knowledge in India. It is quite bad (stage IV), and I hope he is not in any pain. I learned of the tragic situation late sunday and arranged for my teacher NK to fly to India the next day. I have not heard anything new today from Khansahab so I'm hoping he is still hanging on to see his brother and nephew.

He is truly one of the great masters and we are all so fortunate he has so beautifully shared his music and life with the world for so many years.

Bad Ustad
Re:Very Sad News Mar 03, 2004 09:03 p.m.


Though this is sad news - thanks for posting it. So many will be affected by his passing and it's good that people know and can share this loss.
Peace Be With Him - Ya Allah Ill Allah
aanaddha
Re:Very Sad News Mar 03, 2004 11:36 p.m.



Bad Ustad (Mar 03, 2004 09:03 p.m.):
Though this is sad news - thanks for posting it. So many will be affected by his passing and it's good that people know and can share this loss.
Peace Be With Him - Ya Allah Ill Allah

As far as I am aware he hasn't passed yet. Let us hold on to the hope that by some miracle the Ustad may yet recover.

kedar_india_pune
Re:Very Sad News Mar 04, 2004 04:36 p.m.


hi
yes its very said that ustadjee is suffering
all of the family members have gathered there.....in mumbai where he is being treated
he is really serious ...and docs have said it is very very diffucult for him to recover from this stage ....
lets hope for the best!!!!
yours
kedar
tarsi
Re:Very Sad News Mar 04, 2004 04:54 p.m.


For the best.
Remco
Re:Very Sad News Mar 05, 2004 04:58 a.m.


I'm really curious how you can make the claim that the complete family has gathered. Imrat Khan is sceduled to play in Cologne, Germany tomorrow. I've contacted the venue if the concert will take place and they say he will perform. It's a 5-6 hour journey and wanted to be sure not to make the trip invain. Still...I wonder how I would be perform under these circumstances.....All very sad.....

Peace,

Remco

tarsi
Re:Very Sad News Mar 05, 2004 06:59 a.m.


Hey Remco - same thing I am wondering about - I just called the ticket provider, and they didnt know about the bad news; they want to check about the concert today .... so if the concert happens, we can make a forumite teak meeting?
Remco
Re:Very Sad News Mar 05, 2004 07:05 a.m.


I got this email from the organizers:

the management of the Khans confirmed that Vilayat Khan is ill, but nevertheless the concert tomorrow will take place. WITH Imrat Khan.

We wish you a good trip to K�ln and a nice concert!

Kind regards

Anke Wildhusen
�ffentlichkeitsarbeit
K�lnMusik GmbH
K�lner Philharmonie
Bischofsgartenstr. 1
50667 K�ln
Tel. 0221/20408-341
Fax 0221/20408-385

So, despite the sad news the show will take place....

Peace,

Remco

tarsi
Re:Very Sad News Mar 05, 2004 07:17 a.m.


Thanks, Remco!
sitar_love
Re:Very Sad News Mar 06, 2004 01:27 a.m.


Strangely none of this news is on the Indian Television News channels or newspapers.
Vilayat Khan Ji is a highly regarded musician in the indian classical music circle. even some of the musicians knowing him well in delhi dont know about this.

peace..

aanaddha
Re:Very Sad News Mar 06, 2004 02:06 a.m.



sitar_love (Mar 06, 2004 01:27 a.m.):
Strangely none of this news is on the Indian Television News channels or newspapers.
Vilayat Khan Ji is a highly regarded musician in the indian classical music circle. even some of the musicians knowing him well in delhi dont know about this.

peace..


It could be that the television news channels and newspapers are being unusually respectful of the family's wishes. (I don't know if this is common in India?)

Our thoughts are with them and the ailing Ustad.

A.

Jan
Re:Very Sad News Mar 06, 2004 05:02 p.m.


Ustad Vilayet Khan Sahab has cancer in the liver and lungs. He is now at a hospital in Mumbai. This is confermed to be the true and official version straight from the source...

may the angels cry, and the stars fall down...

Jan

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