Sadã-e-Dard, Delhi 21st October, 2016
An evening recreating the aura of private soulful ghazals and some memorable film songs of Mukesh, sung to live music. The focus was on ghazals. Mukesh had sung about 40 ghazals, many of which are not in public domain, penned by such greats as Mirza Ghalib, Jigar Moradabadi, Jaan Nisar Akhtar, Bahadur Shah Zafar and Meer Dard. Outstanding Mukesh singers from all over the country were identified to render the ghazals and songs.
A website www.OnlyMukesh.org created by Prithvi Haldea was also launched during the evening by Ritu Venkatesh and Preeti Mathur (Nieces of Mukeshji).
The show received overwhelming appreciation.
Some messages received…
Excellent program. A well conducted one......the orchestra and selection of songs was par excellence. Ritu Venkatesh (Niece of Mukeshji)
I have literally no words. It is indeed a super pleasure to be here today. Tauji saheb was such a great singer, also a great human being. I am so delighted and grateful that you have dedicated this special show and also your website to him. Thank you so much. Preeti Mathur (niece of Mukeshji)
An amazing experience. The selection of film songs and non-film songs and ghazals was really good, and the interspersing of these was such a good idea too. The singers were really good. The love and affection that comes through all of Ibaadat's programmes is so palpable, with the audience and stage performers connected emotionally, that makes it a very special experience. Smita Premchander, Secretary, Sampark, Development Advisor/Visiting Faculty, Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad
Such a nice and unique musical program. It was a good idea to intertwine his private ghazals with popular film songs. The selection of songs/ghazals was good. The orchestra from behind performed flawlessly. You deserve special compliments for researching which had the final product in the form of "OnlyMukesh" website. D.P. Singh, SBI Funds Management Pvt. Ltd.
Heartiest congratulations on a great event on Mukesh and for launch of website. We really enjoyed the music. A most delightful evening. Arun Duggal