It is not necessary that you should have some special knowledge in order to feel music . . .
Born and brought up in Delhi he graduated as a civil engineer from IIT Delhi. Despite being in a profession that has nothing to do with music, he made the best of the opportunities offered by his transferable job that took him to various places. His undying urge for achieving greater heights of music brought him in contact with various social organizations and personalities.
Trained in classical and light music from the age of 5, he received further guidance from different Gurus like Shri Choteylalji Maharaj of Delhi, Pandit Sant Ram of Mumbai and Pandit Dharam Prakash Upadhaya of Bareilly.Achieved his Sangeet Praveen Degree from Allahabad university. Evidently this hard work and training has brought out a professional level vocal musician who is an approved Radio and TV artist too.
His journey as an artist of “seven surs” has been long and fulfilling with outstanding accomplishments. He recorded several albums, with renowned singers – like Hema Sardesai, Poornima under the directions of Padam Shree Jawahar Watal, He has also worked with music icon Vishal bharadwaj for various TV programs.he ows his professional singing largely to Padam Shree Jawahar Watal who has really been a source of inspiration in this musical journey.
ALOK SAHDEV – ENGINEER OF MUSIC
Devotion to music cannot be far from devotion to God. From Mohammad Rafi mold melodious songs of bollywood to soulful spiritual bhajans has been a natural transition. The present albums of devotional songs does not fail to enthrall every listener and cast a magical spell of peace and tranquility.
ACCORDING to Alok Sahdev music is just like a soul. It takes you to the way to world of peace and prosperity. Music also removes stress from the mind. He also adds that music provides him mental peace and the only thing nearest to his heart is good and soft music. He feels that music has no relation to language, religion, geographical boundaries etc. & music provides peace to each and every one & also works as an ointment for the people having mental injury.
He says that its not necessary that you should have some special knowledge in order to feel music, that’s what its beauty is. He beautifully says, “Good Music effects the heart of a common man equally to that of a specialist & being a good musician & a good listener is a gods gift.
He may listen music for the whole day but that too of different kinds. Usually when he returns home from work then he listen light songs of late 60s, sung by Roshan, Madan Mohan, Shankar Jai Kishan etc. He listens light Violin & Piano at work, he has observed that his performance at work is improved by listening the same.
He feels good by beginning the day with some religious songs by ‘Pandit Bhim Sain Joshi’. For him music works like a speedy pain killer, it takes him to an other world. It touches his heart & provides him rest. He feels that music is just like his guardian and takes good care of him. Music is also like his friend, who would never leave him till the end of his life.
Music has helped him to become a person having good human being. Music has given him his life to a right direction. He can’t imagine himself without music.
His favorite singer is Lata (adivitiya) & as a singer he is very much inspired by ‘Rafi’. But in todays singers he likes ‘Jagjit Singh’ because of his simplicity. In old music directors he likes ‘Roshan’, Madam Mohan and Jai Kishan etc. In today’s musicians Nadeem-Shravan & Vishal has maintained the sweet music. He appreciate about Jawahar Vaatal who has not given any music to film industry but with his hard work he has made Pop singing on a very high level and has given number of famous singers to the music world.
He feels that old golden days are returning. The sweetness of music is coming back. He gives this credit to music listeners who have forced to musicians to maintain the tempo of sweet music instead of modernization in music.
He believe that the music with modernized instruments can effect the mind more and He thinks of good beautiful future of music.
One thing that defines Alok Sahdev most, apart from his ever smiling face, is his passion for music. In fact there is no gathering of friends that does not culminate into a mehfil of music entirely consummated by the melodious songs by Alok.
ACCORDING to Alok Sahdev music is just like a soul. It takes you to the way to world of peace and prosperity. Music also removes stress from the mind. He also adds that music provides him mental peace and the only thing nearest to his heart is good and soft music. He feels that music has no relation to language, religion, geographical boundaries etc.