Qutub Fest thronged by music lovers

When names like Shaan, Hariharan, Shreya Ghoshal, Arif Lohar and Mohit Chauhan crooned at the historic Qutub Minar, the ancient ruins reverberated with modern contemporary music during the five-day long Qutub Festival, which ended yesterday.

Organised by Delhi Government, the annual event has turned out to be one of the most sought-after events in the City amongst music lovers who hardly get to hear and see their music icons from Bollywood live. So much was the enthusiasm that the five day long festival turned out to be a nightmare for volunteers who had a tough time controlling the crowds. The precincts of the minaret fall in pitch dark area which was illuminated by innovative light effects that added to the performances.

The festival began on a melodious note with Shaan entertaining the star-struck Delhi audience with his popular tracks like Woh pehli baar, Aal izz well and Tanha dil, while Astitva Band cast a spell with Kesariya, Tu he bata, Na jao among others.

The second day was witnessed a soothing and soulful performance by Hariharan, a Padmashri recipient whose voice cast a spell as he sang Khushboo hai tera badan, Roja jaaneman and even a Rajasthani folk number Kesariyaa. Hariharan said before his performance, “When I first performed at Qutub Festival, I liked it so much that since then I have been keeping myself abreast of the festival dates.”

The third day was doused in Bollywood colours when playback singer Shreya Ghoshal wooed her fans with smashing hits like Chikni Chameli, Jaadu hai nasha hai, Teri meri prem kahani, Ajeeb daastan and Saans mein meri among others.

The genre then shifted base to Sufi with Pakistani singer Arif Lohar enticing the audience with his energetic compositions like Merya jugni, Rog mera merian wafawaan ban gyaan ne, Jugni and Yaar Koloon Yaar Kadi Door Ja Ke Rowe Na, on the fourth day.

But the finale was a treat for the huge numbers who turned out to hear to singing sensation Mohit Chauhan on the last day of the popular festival.

The crooner churned out popular hits from Bollywood which ended the festival on a high note and left Delhiites wondering about its next edition!

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