He didn’t need an instrument. Heck, he didn’t even need a song. It was as if he could create beauty out of thin air. Stories of him doing magical stuff abound: be it the usage of a glass and spoon, or his assistant’s back to play the tabla. His mastery over the language was complete.

Chura liya hai tumne jo dil ko

Sajaunga lutkar bhi tere labho ki laali ko…