Zakir Hussain says feelings for India is beyond explanation

Updated: Aug 13 2022 4:17PM

Singapore, Aug 13 (PTI) Tabla maestro Zakir Hussain says his feelings for India cannot be described in words as the country holds a very special place in his heart.

“It is a feeling that is beyond explanation. India is a very special country for me. It is like a music symphony that despite different components of music are able to make a unify projection of great creativity,” Hussain said at a press conference held on Saturday. “Having been born there, grown up there, learned my art there and educated there and even now, after having established residence in America for over 40 years, I still carry my Indian passport,” he added.

Hussain, who is here for a concert on the eve of India's 75th year of Independence, said Indian music grew and represented the country way before business houses came by to make it one of the economic powers of the world.