By Karan Kapoor
Jalandhar, Jan.28 : They say music is not learnt, it comes from within. Perhaps, the belief holds true for Madhusudan of Jalandhar, who recently won the talent hunt show and earned the title "Voice of Punjab".
A Bachelor of Performance Arts in Jalandhar, Madhusudan has been a child-prodigy who hopes to carry on with his family legacy.
Madhusudan believes the title would add a new dimension to his singing career besides being a big motivation. He always aspired to be a playback singer.
Madhusudan says: "If we study the latest trends in the film industry, Punjabi music is at its helm. Punjabi music is used the maximum. The advantages of being a musician are that it earns oneself a big name and fame. Since childhood, I aspired to make a career in singing. Today, my dream has come true." For Madhusudan, the fascination for singing is something that he derived from within his family. His father Krishan Lal has given many performances on radio and television for decades.
The father inculcated deep love for music among his children--four daughters and son. But only Madhusudan has shown promise to rise in the music world.
Krishan Lal, Madhusudan's father, said: "Classical music provides an inner satisfaction. But today almost everyone prefers pop. Madhusudan also wants to take up the latest music and we do permit him to go ahead. But we still advice him to maintain the classical base." During occasional family get togethers, a sort of competition is usually organised to keep the family's legacy alive.
Madhusudan's sister said: "We always had a music environment in our family, as my father used to practice at dawn. We also used to join him. I learned playing the harmonium from my elder sister and today, teach music in a school."
The recent success at talent hunt show has strengthened Madhusudan's family's belief that a 'Sun' has risen and is all set to shimmer in the days to come.