In conversation with singer Kailash Kher

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Sweta Ranjan | May 30, 2016


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Kailash Kher
Kailash Kher

Kailash Kher’s soulful voice and his folk and sufi style of music has mesmerised people across the world. He is known to incorporate folk language and classical lyrics in most of his songs. He sings in several languages and has released several albums apart from Bollywood songs. He won the Filmfare award for best male playback singer in 2007. His music band ‘Kailasa’ has recently released its fifth album ‘Ishq Anokha’. Kher is one of the many celebrities to join the Swachh Bharat Mission.

The person I admire the most: I admire every honest person on earth. Everyone is God’s creation. If you believe in the creator then you know what virtues in a person should be admired.

If I were not a singer: I wouldn’t have existed.

Happiness to me: The state of being. I am always happy so that the world feels happy being around me.

My most prized possession: Music and sensibility.

Low point of my life: There are many low points. I have seen times when people took away things from my rented house as I was unable to pay their instalments. A thousand low points come when you are hurt, humiliated, looked down upon or if there is some emotional setback.

High point of my life: When people love my music, my work. Every moment of my life I feel high.

Other than music I am passionate about: Life. I feel blessed to be born as a human.

My idea of comfort food: Whatever that makes me live the moment. I prefer vegetarian food most of the times. After my financial condition improved I bought a piece of farm and sourced our requirement of mustard oil, rice and vegetables from that farm. Thus whatever we eat is pure.

Aim of music is:
To heal the world. Its aim is beyond entertainment. Music is a medium to cure the world. Actually, we are suffering and only music has the power to cure.

On importance of learning music: I did not learn music. However, it is important to learn music. It helps you do big and grow as well.

Why I could not learn music: I wanted to learn but things did not happen as I wanted them to be. Similarly, I wanted to complete college but I could not complete my studies after second year because of unfavourable circumstances.

I want to be remembered as: Actually, it’s a bitter truth that no one is ever remembered. What people remember is your deed, work or craft. 
 

As told to Sweta Ranjan

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