Our Gurubhandu tabla master Pandit Maruti Kurdekar suffered a massive heart attack in his native Goa this morning (october 28). He was professor of tabla at Kala Arts Academy in Panjim since many years. A student of Pandit Taranath he was a fabulous soloist, accompanist and teacher. He was planning for a big celebration for our Guruji in january, when suddenly taken away. May his soul rest in peace, we are all struck with grief.
He participated in Sebastian Åbergs album The Sangeet Project at the Country & Eastern label a two years back, but I doubt if he has done any purely classical album, though I know that his shishya Sebastian Åberg has recorded him and has been planning one. Lets hope we can make it next year.
article submitted by:Bengt Berger, Country & Eastern