We had the honour of spending an afternoon with a truly amazing family during a recent trip to Bangladesh. Ustad Afzalur Rahman is perhaps the country’s most famous classical musician. A living treasure. A master of the sarod. He’s also blind. Has been since he was nine.
The Maestro has two daughters who are also visually impaired. Both have inherited their father’s amazing talent. TungTang, the younger, plays the violin like an angel. Hard to believe she’s never had formal music training. Ruba, her elder sister is also an accomplished sarod player and singer.
These days though, the girls prefer pop ditties. You don’t see it in the clip, but the Maestro thoroughly enjoyed their performance – it was clear from the way he bobbed his head and tapped his fingers to the rhythm of their song!