The who’s who of the city was seen at the Javed Ali concert organised by the Times Group on Sunday evening in Gomti Nagar.
People started coming in well before the event was to start and soon the venue was packed to capacity with a lot of people also standing. The ‘Jashn-E-Bahaara’ singer too played to the crowd singing one hit after another.
Javed performed for almost three hours at the show and sang some of his popular numbers including ‘Kun Faya Kun’, ‘Arziyaan’, ‘Tu Jo Mila’, ‘Channa Mereya’, ‘Ishaqzaade’, ‘Galat Baat Hai’ and ‘Kajra Re’ while people hummed and sang with him. His rendition of ‘Nagada Nagada’ had the youngsters and the young at heart dance with delight right in front of the stage.
Politician Rita Bahuguna Joshi was spotted tapping her feet to the music as was former Lucknow DM Raj Shekhar who was spotted enjoying the show along with his wife Preeti. We also spotted Charit and Smita Mathur along with Sameer and Nehi Agarwal and Sarvesh and Lalita Goel.
source: http://www.timesofindia.indiatimes.com / The Times of India / News> City News> Lucknow News / TNN / by Adnaan Rizvi / May 25th, 2017
On the occasion on his 92nd birth anniversary watch Dastaan-e-Rafi, a special feature paying tribute to the legendary Mohammed Rafi on 24th December at 10 AM .
The special feature sheds light on every aspect of the legend’s life. With over 5 years’ worth of research and close to 60 interviews, this is a detailed account of his personal life and professional relationships. Catch a glimpse of his childhood brother, Siddique Rafi, who lives in Lahore, Pakistan. Take a look at the insights that would shape Mohammed Rafi into the Legend he became .
Watch his illustrious colleagues Shammi Kapoor,Manoj Kumar amongst others reminisce about him. Other greats like Jeetendra, Randhir Kapoor, Rishi Kapoor ,and the younger generation of Sonu Nigam, Javed Ali express their gratitude for him.
The music lovers at the Maharaja College Grounds yesterday were treated to soothing music with not much bang bang. Javed Ali, who is known for his sufi style of singing, took the audience on musical expedition with rendition of songs such as Kehne Ko Jasne Bahara Hari (Jodha Akbar), Tu Jo Mila (Bhajrangi Bhaijaan), Kun Faya Kun (Rockstar) Tu Meri Adhuri Pyas Pyas (Gajini) and Maula Maula (Delhi 6).
He also made sure to bring in some foot-tapping moments with songs such as Ishaqzaade (Ishaqzaade), Tum Tak (Raanjhanaa), Galat Baat Hain (Tu Mere Hero) and ended with some Amitabh Bachchan hits which included Apni To Jaise Taise (Laawaris), Pag Ghungroo (Namak Halal) and Kajra Re (Bunty Aur Babli).
Dressed in sherwani and Mysuru Peta, Javed Ali said that he had come to Mysuru for the first time and loved the way people had received him. Javed was accompanied by Manisha Jambotkar, an upcoming singer, who rendered songs such as Zehnaseeb (Hasee Toh Pahsee), Jag Ghoomeya (female version – Sulthan), Deewani (Bajiro Mastani) and Jiya Jiya (Jab Tak Hai Jaan) which enthralled the audience.
Prior to Javed Ali’s concert, students of Government FGC, H.D. Kote; D. Banumaiah Independent PU College; Government FGC, T. Narasipur; Government FGC, Kuvempunagar and Maharani Commerce and Management College presented various colourful cultural programmes.
Later, members of Kamsale Ravi and Group presented Kamsale programme much to the delight of the audience. This was followed by a fusion dance performance by students of Nimishamba Dance School led by Vid. Sridhar Jain. The most attractive of cultural programmes, prior to Javed Ali concert, was Yoga Dance Ballet by the students of Vivekananda Yoga Shikshana and Samshodana Samsthe of Mysuru.
source: http://www.starofmysore.com / Star of Mysore / Home> General News / October 08th, 2016
Noted playback singer Javed Ali will perform at “Jaya Hey” event at Nehru Centre here tomorrow to raise funds for the aid of war widows.
“The loss of a soldier fighting enemy is heart-breaking for any nation, but the biggest brunt of it is borne by the soldier’s family, more so (by) widow he leaves behind.
“The nation owes its freedom and security to these brave heroes. None of us can exist in isolation,” Amit Malhotra, Co-Founder and CEO of Ten Dimensions International, which has conceived and executing the fundraiser said in a statement issued here today.
“To be aware of these connections, to feel appreciation for them and to strive to give something back to the society in a spirit of gratitude is the proper way for human beings to live,” he added.
Ali, known for his hit number “Jashn-e-Bahaaran” from Jodhaa Akbar (2008) besides other songs, said, “We have all heard about the soldiers sacrificing their life for the safety of our nation. But not many know the struggle of the war widows who are left behind. I am proud and extremely grateful to be associated with ‘Jaya Hey'”.
The proceeds from the event will go to ‘Vasantharatna Foundation for Art’, an initiative by Subhashini Vasanth , a recipient of the Neerja Bhanot Award 2016.
In 2007, Subhashini’s husband Col Vasanth Venugopal was awarded Ashok Chakra (Posthumous) for exemplary bravery in Jammu and Kashmir.
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source: http://www.timesofindia.indiatimes.com / The Times of India / News Home> City> Mumbai / PTI / August 12th, 2016