Sunday, April 19, 2009

Bihar has produced musicians like Bharat Ratna Ustad Bismillah Khan and dhrupad singers like the Malliks (Darbhanga Gharana), the Mishras (Bettiah Gharana) and those in Gaya. There were also other centres excellence of classical music in Bihar such as in Champanagar Banaili where Kumar Shyamanand Singh was himself an accomplished singer. Other great patrons were Bettiha Maharaj, Maharaja of Darbhanga, Rai Bahadur of Pachhgachhia, and Zamindars in Gaya, Arrah and Muzaffarpur. A great place to get more information is

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