He was inspired by Lord Krishna and longed to produce the range of notes produced by His flute. And thus, he ended up making the largest and the smallest flutes of the world thereby making his name in the Limca Book of Records.
Azharuddin Shaikh keeps it simple that music is a sure-shot instrument to keep you close to the divine and it can help you minimize discord in day-to-day life too. He gives the credit of his inventions to the inspiration of his guru Pt. Keshav Ginde who actually is an engineer (invention was in their genes!).
He travels throughout India to play flute though due to practical reasons, he is not able to travel abroad with his longest flute. He says that he is working on the area where they can dismantle the flute for travel purpose and again join it to play the similar kind of music.
You can listen to the demonstration of the longest flute of the world through this video.
He says that you need to sit very close to hear the voice of the longest flute while the voices of birds can be produced from the shortest flute, which has only 3 holes.
We present a telephonic interview with Azharuddin.