God knows what we will have next. The Indian Express obit on PB Srinivos has just faded from public memory when we now have Hindustan Times and Daily News with headlines that Sitar Maestro Lalgudi has passed away!


It reminded me of an old joke attributed to flute maestro N Ramani. Apparently he was travelling in a train when a co-passenger came up after much hesitation and asked if he was the veena maestro Lalgudi. Ramani according to those who know him, would chuckle and ask his listeners to point out how many errors there were in that one statement.