Travelling through the past

Golden Numbers

Travelling through the past

Musical maestro Madan Mohan, who did not get his due during his lifetime, was re-introduced to the audience.  Before the concert began, people said they were overjoyed when they heard there was going to be a tribute concert to Madan Mohan.

“He has been an outstanding composer who has given many classic songs and we felt it was time we had a concert of his popular songs as a tribute to him. It’s nice to see so many fans of the composer coming together,” said Vidyut, from Rotary Bangalore Indiranagar.

Held at the Jyothi Nivas College Auditorium, the concert saw the presence of Sanjeev Kohli and Sameer Kohli, the sons of Madan Mohan.  Sanjeev explained how passionate his father was when it came to music.

 “It has been 36 years since he passed away but it is amazing how he still lives through his music,” added Sanjeev.

The evening began with a melodious flashback, where the audience was treated to a documentary on the composer.  Veterans in the industry shared fond memories of Madan Mohan and the relationship he shared with each one of them.

A musical troupe of Ajay Madan from Mumbai featuring singers like Gaurav Bangia, Yaseen, Divya Raghavan and Rithisha, presented the concert. It started with romantic numbers like Ek Haseen Shaam Ko from the movie Dulhan Ek Raat Ki and Naino Mein Badra Chhaye from Mera Saaya. Ritisha rendered the popular song Kahin Yeh Woh To Nahin.

A tribute to Madan Mohan is not complete without  ghazals.  The troupe soon moved on to ghazals with Yaseen singing Rang Aur Noor Ki Baraat Kise Pesh Karu.  Just when the audience were settling into the ghazals, the singers slowly shifted to the duets.  A song that was much appreciated was Meri Duniya Mein Tum Aye from Heer Ranjha and Agar Mujhse Mohabbat Hai from Aap Ki Parchhaiyan.

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