Music not restricted to a few: Zakir Hussain
Tabla maestro Ustad Zakir Hussain has said that the tradition of Indian music is rich and is not restricted to a few individuals. "Our music is enjoying incredible popularity at present. But, this will go away if the next generation is not recognised," he said in an interview.

Saying that the media can do a yeoman service to the Indian art and culture, he said it would be possible only if they highlight the bench strength of Indian music rather than concentrating on individuals.

On young musicians, he said, "The young generation of tabla players are good and they have the makings but it is too early to say whether they will evolve into the geniuses of yesteryears. They have to prove themselves over a period of time."

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