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.
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."