Varanasi tabla player attempts to make world's largest tabla

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Varanasi, Sep 15(ANI): Ganesh Shankar Mishra, a tabla player, has designed a three and a half feet long tabla in Varanasi, which he claims is the world's largest.

Mishra's tabla is unique in the sense that it can play various musical notes, be it classical, drum fighting, fusion or spiritual.

Mishra's father was a famous singer and a sitar player and his sister is famous vocalist. He has featured in a number of television, and radio programmes, and performed at European Music festivals too.

"Most of the time, I used to experiment with the tabla. My idea was to keep on creating different musical instruments. Although all musicians can play their musical instruments, but I thought of creating one. I want to use this tabla in the world of music," Mishra said.

Vikas Trivedi, a student of Mishra, credit's Mishra's hard work and research for the creation of the tabla.

"He had this idea of making this tabla many years back. A lot of hard work and research has gone into making this instrument. In this regard, we met many people and faced many hardships. It is a three and a half feet long tabla. We have checked on the Internet and asked many musicians and found out that nobody has made such a huge tabla," Trivedi said. By Girish Kumar Dubey (ANI)

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