Classical music as high art did not appeal to Gandhi, at least initially. This is why he chose bhajans – they could be easily hummed, sung, and remembered and were likely to appeal to the average common man as well as the elites who listened to classical music. While teaching classical music had included this in his repertoire. He wrote, “Music has given me peace… it has tranquilised my mind when I was greatly agitated over something. Gandhi wrote back saying that he’d rather have MS say the words than someone else singing it.
Source: Indian Express October 02, 2023 21:12 UTC