The Ravi Shankar tune India once woke up to

It seems so long ago that television stations began their day at a particular hour in the morning and ended it at a particular hour in the evening allowing us to go to sleep peacefully.

Back in the days before satellite TV, Doordarshan began its proceedings at 6 am with this signature tune, a variation of  Iqbal‘s Saare jahaan se achcha, composed by Pandit Ravi Shankar with Ustad Ali Ahmed Hussain Khan.

Rest in peace.

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2 Responses to “The Ravi Shankar tune India once woke up to”

  1. Suresh Panje Says:

    Indeed, nice of you to have recalled the morning signature tune on DD.
    As for the condolence messages about Pt. Ravi Shankar, I just happened to browse through various comments and as usual almost all but for a few have sung praises in his favour. Of course, the politicians, in tune with their hypocrisy, give the stereo-typed statements: I AM SHOCKED…… etc.
    No doubt, he was a good sitar player but not the best since there was Ustad Vilayat Khan, also a Bengali like Ravi Shankar. Unfortunately, Vilayat Khan did not cultivate the art of lobbying and hence kept a low profile. One wonders whether Ravi Shankar could play Raga Rageshwari a-la Vilayat Khan.
    In this context, I must add that music is not necessarily to draw comparisons but the fact in fact.

  2. pinky shaw Says:

    I love this music very much,I remember every morning we use to woke up only by hearing this special tune.I LovE LOvE this tune no matter how many tunes will be made,they’ll come&go but this tune will also be special for us.FoR me ”’It’s a legendry music…Thanxz..

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