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NOTE: If you are reading in non-English languages, please note that Google is translating CLARINET as SHEHNAI. Shri Ebrahim Ajmeri used to play the instrument called CLARINET. So please read CLARINET instead of SHEHNAI.


Master Ebrahim (1915-1980) was an Indian clarinetist. He was trained in Hindustani classical music. He performed ragas as a solo artist many times a month on All India Radio, Bombay from 1936 to 1974. He also gave instrumental support to many All India Radio Programs such as songs, plays, special programs in Hindi, Gujarati, Marathi. He was a staff artist at HMV (now Saregama) from 1942 onwards. He played instruments for thousands of Hindi film songs with famous singers such as Lata and Rafi, and, with many composers such as Naushad and Shankar Jaikishan.
While at HMV, he also produced instrumental versions of famous Hindi film songs on the clarinet. Hundreds of his recordings were issued on 78 rpms, audio cassettes, audio CDs, two EPs and one LP. His legacy is being carried forward by his three sons, Salim Ajmeri, Farooq Ajmeri and Iqbal Ajmeri. They have continued working with all the major singers and composers providing instrumental support for their compositions.
This book traces the journey of Master Ebrahim from his home town Ajmer to his life and work in Bombay in great detail. The book is based on interviews with his son Iqbal Ajmeri and a huge amount of source material meticulously preserved and provided by the family. The book has more than one hundred rare photographs and documents never before seen in public.

Paperback, 6" by 9" BW Interior, Color Cover, 133 pages, Table of Contents, Illustration Index, Name Index.

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