Sep 7, 2009

Kata Rute Kunala



Kata Rute Kunala is a special song for me. Here's something I did not know about it. Perhaps you might enjoy the background.

The song is sung by Pandit Jitendra Abhisheki. The composition is his own and the lyrics are by Shanta Shelke - gifted Marathi poetess. Pandit Abhsheki had his music compostion ready but there were no words. He presented a Hindi song with similar meaning to Shanta Shelke. Shanta Shelke created this song in Marathi almost spontaneously. Shanta Shelke was as good a poetess as she was a songwriter.

She was a graduate in Marathi and Sanskrit, which she did at Bombay University. She stood at the top of her class. She also taught in Dayanad College in Mumbai.