Zakir Hussain can be considered one of India’s most famous tabla players. In this simple yet interesting book, the author Sandhya Rao uncovers the life of Zakir as a young boy and his journey towards becoming a music maestro. It shows his love for music from a very tender age to the countless concerts he has performed in.
It is an engaging story, showing Zakir as a hard-working boy, which will serve as an inspiration to young readers. The illustrations, which are subtle yet suitable, capture the music loving, energetic boy’s life story in a way that will fascinate the reader. The story explains the beautiful relationship he had with his family, especially his father, which helped him nurture his musical talent. His mother too played an important role in ensuring that he paid equal importance to his education and other activities which would help him in an overall development. This story depicts how hard work, passion and talent is what matters the most, because it is shown that from a young age how Zakir would leave even the greatest music maestros mesmerized with his tabla playing.