With reference to Ustad Amjad Ali Khan's exclusive interiew (Magazine, January 8), the maestro correctly laments the decline of the guru-shisya parampara. Earlier there was state patronage but unfortunately the complexities of modern society have made us neglect these. Today the state promotes industries and technology but not the intricacies of our heritage. Tuba Mirza,
Miranda House, University of DelhiGowri Ramnarayan's article provides a good account of how music became a passion and not a profession to maestro Amjad Ali Khan. It is true that the Sishyas claiming better than their gurus is perhaps the order of the day and this trend sounds the end of the guru-sishya parampara. C. P. Velayudhan Nair,
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