Annapurna Devi,
I think,
Think about you,
Just think about you,
Your life and sacrifice,
But the world knew it not,
Knighted him
As the sitarist,
But you the surbahar player
Surpassing
Beyond recognition,
The periphery of name and fame,
O, the daughter of Alauddin Khan
Of the Maihar gharana,
You not less than,
Tell you,
Tell you
Why have the strings of your sitar
Fallen silent,
O, the surbahar (bass sitar) player
Of Hindustani classical music!

Bijay Kant Dubey

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