Maharashtra Board Class 10 English Chapter 3.6 The Concert Solution

Maharashtra Board Class 10 English Solution Chapter 3.6 – The Concert

Balbharati Maharashtra Board Class 10 English Solution Chapter 3.6: The Concert. Marathi or English Medium Students of Class 10 get here The Concert full Exercise Solution.


Maharashtra Class 10

English Solution


The Concert


1.) Pair up with your partner and ask and answer the following questions:

(a) Do you like music?

Ans. Yes, music calms our mind and is very relaxing as well.

(b) What does a concert mean?

Ans.A musical performance given in public by music bands or famous pop singers or musicians.

(c) Have you ever attended any live concert?

Ans. No, would love to attend, if I ever get a chance.

(d) Have you seen a concert on Television?

Ans. Yes.

(e) Whose concert would you love to attend?

Ans. Students will write their own choices.



Q.) Why was Smita excited?

Ans: Smita got excited as she read in the newspaper that Pandit Ravi Shankar will have a concert the next day Shanmukhananda Auditorium.

Q.) What the chance of a lifetime for Anant?

Ans: Anant’s wish to listen and see the great Sitar Maestro Pandit Ravi Shankar was the chance of a lifetime.

Q.) Why did Smita become nervous?

Ans: Smita was nervous as she knew her brother’s condition was not all well and he was nearing his death as he was suffering with cancer. She was gravely worried about his condition.

Q.) Why was everyone from the family was trying to keep Anant happy?

Ans: As Anant was suffering with cancer and the doctors said that he will breathe his last sooner or later, that’s why always laughed and smiled and talked and surrounded Anant with whatever made him happy.

Q.) How did Smita enjoy the concert?

Ans: Smita felt as if the gates of enchantment and wonder were opening. She was spellbound listening to the unfolding ragas.

Q.) What was Smita’s plan?     

Ans: After the concert was over, she went to the backstage to meet the maestro and she mentioned her brother’s story to both of them and requested and pleaded to them to come to her home and play for her brother.

Q.) Why were the neighbors surprised?

Ans: When the neighbors saw Ustad Allah Rakha and Pandit Ravi Shankar in their very own apartment, they were astonished.

Q.) Music can calm the minds. What is your opinion about it? Share with your partner.

Ans: Music gives us peace and refreshed the mind. It also regulates emotions and brings happiness to a person’s life.




1.) Who said to whom?    

 (a) “We mustn’t miss the chance.”

Ans. Anant to his sister Smita.


(b) “This is not the last time they are going to play.”

Ans.Mother to both Anant and Smita.


(c) “A walk in the park might make you feel better.”

Ans. Aunt Sushila to Smita.


(d) “Tomorrow morning we perform for the boy-Yes?”

Ans. Ustad to Pt. Ravi Shankar.


2.) Read the following sentences and write which emotions are revealed from these sentences:


(a) Pandit Ravi Shankar is playing tomorrow at Shanmukhananda auditorium.

Ans. Excitement.


(b)It’s the chance of a lifetime.

Ans. Sheer joy and excitement.


(c) Will you come to Aunt Sushila’s house and play for him?

Ans. Heart felt request, in sense of pleading or cry from the heart.


(d) Did you…did you hear him?

Ans. Excitement and alot of curiosity.


(e) Is it…It’s not possible?        

Ans. Surprise, astonishment and sense of disbelief.


3.) Read the text carefully, you will find some words describing a particular specialty of the individuals/personalities in the text. Explain the meaning of the following words given in the table with reference to the particular personality mentioned in the text:


Specialty Personality Explanation
Ustad Allah Rakha ‘Ustad’ is a title given to musicians according to their expertise in their music field.
Moustachioed Name not mentioned in the lesson The presenter of the concert in the story, he had a thick bushy mustache and not a very pleasing personality.
Maestro Pandit Ravi Shankar A distinguished figure or performer in any sphere, specially classical music
Pandit Ravi Shankar  A title or upaadhi given to someone who has great achievements in the field of music.


4.) Describe the condition of Smita when she was going towards the stage. Read the text again and complete the boxes given below. One is done for you:

Ans.  Smita’s condition-

a) Her heart was beating loudly.

b) Her knees felt weak.

c) Her tongue was dry.


5.) The whole story revolves around Anant. Write a short paragraph on Anant. Take help of the following points to develop the paragraph:

(1. Health 2. Disease 3. Early interests 4. Intense desire/wish 5. Fulfillment of desire/wish)

Ans.In the story ‘The Concert’ we read about a young boy of just 15 years old, whose name was Anant, who living in a village named Gaganpur with his sister Smita and parents. He was quite a popular boy of his school and was very active in sports and was known to be the best table-tennis player of his school, he was a good athlete as well.  He also started learning sitar, with his sister Smita and played very well. Then cancer had struck and they had come to Bombay so that he could be treated at the cancer hospital in the city. Then one day, his sister saw a news in the newspaper that Pandit Ravi Shankar will have a concert at the Shanmukhananda auditorium.

Anant and his Smita were became very excited seeing the news as it was their desire to go to the concert and see him perform, but due to his sickness, he was not allowed to leave home. Finally, Smita, thought of a plan and decided to go to the concert with her father .After the concert, she dared to went up to the backstage and met the maestro and Ustad Allah Rakha, told them about her brother and pleaded them with tears in her eyes to come to their home and play for her brother as he has few months left. The great sitar maestro along with Ustad Allah Rakha agreed and went to their home the very next day. They went in, sat down on the divan by the window and played for the boy, surrounding him with a great and beautiful happiness as life went out of him very gently.

6.) The story has three important characters – Anant, Smita and Aunt Sushila. Go through the story again and complete the following table that highlights their special traits of character. You can put X mark if that trait is not mentioned in the text:


Special traits Smita Anant Aunt Sushila
Strength Bold and decisive Strong and courageous Caring, generous, helpful
Weakness Emotional bonding to her family, specially her brother. His sickness (cancer) Nothing such mentioned in the lesson
Dreams Wanted her brother to be cured and go to Pt. Ravi Shankar’s concert at least once in her lifetime To go to Pt. Ravi Shankar’s concert and hear him play live at least once in his lifetime Nothing such mentioned in the lesson
Motivation Her brother and her family Love for music Love for Smita and Anant


8.) The text has a big collection of Indian words in it. Using words from another language in a write up is called Code-mixing. Make a list of all the Indian words in table A and their meanings in table B. One is done for you:

Ans.a) Raga– piece of Indian classical music based on one of the six basic musical modes.


b) Pandit– In north Indian or Hindustani classical music, the titles ‘Pandit’ is bestowed upon a very senior musician, who is considered a scholar and a genius in the field of music.


c) Sitar– a large, long-necked Indian lute with movable frets, played with a wire picks.


d) Ustad– an expert or highly skilled person, especially a musician.


e) Divan– a bed consisting of a base and mattress but no footboard or headboard.


9.) (A) Choose the appropriate Adverb or Adjective form to fill in the gaps:

(a) She spoke in an excited tone. (Excited / excitedly)

(b) Smita accepted the suggestion gratefully. (Grateful / gratefully)

(c) They gave him whatever made him happy. (Happy/ happily)

(d) He ran very slowly. (Slow / slowly)

(e) He would become a great sitarist some-day. (Great / greatly)

(f) Life went out of him gently. (Gentle / gently)

Updated: October 3, 2021 — 12:07 am

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