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Pandit Bhajan Sopori’s music bore the imprint of two great Kashmiri traditions — shaivisim and sufism – The Indian Express

(This article first appeared in The Indian Express on June 6, 2022)  

I once asked Pandit Bhajan Sopori about the pain that he carries within, caused by his relinquishment of Kashmir, the home of his sufiayana gharana. His response was a Rumi couplet translated into English: “He said: Tell me what you hold inside it? I said: Pain and sorrow. He said: Stay with it. The wound is the place where the light enters you.”

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