Echoes from the past

Echoes from the past

Echoes from the past

Yours Forever V’, a musical evening held at Chowdaiah Hall during the weekend, was a trip down memory lane.

It saw a composite audience with people as old as 70 savouring the songs of the yore and children as young as six tapping to the tunes.

The songs surpassed all barriers of age and time.

Organised by the Sundarnagar Lions Service Trust, Lions Club of Bangalore, the event saw young singers rendering evergreen classics of Mukesh, Mohammad Rafi, Kishore Kumar, Lata Mangeshkar and Asha Bhonsle.

The event was a fund-raising programme of Sundarnagar Lions Service Trust, in support of BEL Ashankura Silver Jubilee Trust, Jalahalli, which looks after adolescent girl children. 

The evening was truly enjoyable as Anil Bajpai kickstarted it with Mohammad Rafi’s Bahaaro Phool Barsao, a song from the movie Suraj.

Vinod Seshadri came in next, his excellent stage presence and powerful voice, impressed all. He sang Pyar Ka Mausam by Kishore Kumar, which left the audience hungry for more.

Mukhthar Shah, a singer from Ahmedabad, lightened the atmosphere with his jokes before singing the all-time favourite Mein Pal Do Pal from the movie Kabhi Kabhi.

The young ladies in their glamourous anarkalis were also the stars of the show as they enticed the audience with their mellifluous voice.

The audience savoured every bit of Woh chaand khila, woh taare haseen from the movie Anari by Jaya Rajagopal, a singer from Chennai.

The applause was roaring as she hit high octaves with complete ease. Other songs were Tum saath jab ho apne..., Tum bin jaaon kahan and a duet by Neelima Ghokaley and Anil Bajpai, Jo waada kiya...

The guests at the event included Pramila Nesargi, actress Pooja Gandhi and IPS officer KVR Tagore.

“Old songs are the ones that always make a mark. My favourite singers are Lata Mangeshkar and Asha Bhosle, because of their melodious voice,” said Rahul, who had come to watch the show.

Another music lover, Maithreyi Joshi, said that the evening was very enjoyable and it really was like going back to the past.

“Music is always a stress-buster and I loved all the songs and the singers equally. It is hard to pick a favourite,” she said.