When one enters the workshop of Shri Subhash Thakur, one enters an enchanting, wonderful world of flutes. One sees Subhashji and his dedicated team of flute makers diligently make high quality flutes out of every piece of bamboo that comes into their hands. For any flautist, it's such an endearing sight to be surrounded by flutes of all sizes -- it's an endless world of baansuris.
Personally for me, it's a matter of great pride that Sri Subhash Thakur has become probably the best known flute producer from India. He is like an elder brother to me who has given wings to my imagination. His contribution in my growth as a baansuri player has been immense as it's he who makes just the right instrument for me. His craftsmanship has helped my creativity reach new heights.
I've known Subhashji for more than 15 years and he has always been there for me with his wise words and superb flutes. He has a sound musical mind and a great ear for the right pitch. Thus, he is able to give very useful technical inputs to flute players as well as other young musicians. I've had the pleasure of working with him over the make and sound of my flutes and his inputs have widened my musical horizon. His flutes give me the freedom to play the way I want to, such is the quality of the flutes he makes.
Subhashji takes great pride in his work and that is why he is now the most popular flute maker in India. He will not be satisfied with his flutes till he has achieved the right tone and pitch.
As a person, despite his success, Subhashji is a humble man who believes in hard work and honesty and that is why he is so highly trusted and respected by his clients across the world. It's a matter of great pride for me that his flutes are being played in almost all continents of the world, and by globally recognised flautists.
His hard work and sense of perfection help players like me make better, richer music. I wish him the very best in times to come. May he keep making those sonorous flutes and may God bring him more and more success and recognition.
Paras Nath Flute player India
Pt. Paras Nath