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Ghazals light up musical evening
- Bhupinder & Mitali’s songs leave audience spellbound

Patna, Sept. 23: SK Memorial Hall provided the perfect stage, the right ambience and an appreciative audience in a pleasant journey into the world of ghazals this evening.

Ghazal maestro Bhupinder Singh and his wife, Mitali, enthralled ghazal connoisseurs to an array of mesmerising numbers, one after the other at the musical event, organised by The Telegraph.

The audience in the 2,000-seater hall, filled to capacity, greeted the husband-wife duo with a thundering round of applause.

The programme started with a duet, Aa jaye koi shayad darwaza khula rakhna, which was greeted with a roar of applause. Soon to follow was a ghazal written by last Mughal emperor Bahadur Shah Zafar on sharab (liquor) …Sheikh kehta hai mein nahi pita. Then came La pila de sathiya.

Before the curtains went up, Bhupinder said: “I am very happy to be here. This evening is dedicated to you all and we are very happy to perform in Patna again in front of such a good and lovely audience.”

A candid Mitali said: “Every time we perform here, we get a boost. And we bring something new each time we have to perform in Patna, as the audience gives us a lot of love and respect.”

The guests of honour, Colonel S. Jatley and Maya Jatley, lit the inaugural lamp to start the beautiful musical evening amid the blowing of conch shells in the background.

Maya said: “It’s great to be here, as I am an ardent fan of ghazals and listening to great ghazal singers like Bhupinder and Mitali Singh in Patna is a pleasure. We are happy that such cultural events are taking place in Patna. I wish that these kind of events take place on a regular basis so that we can get some good music to hear.”

The audience appreciated all the songs with perfectly timed applause.

S.S. Singh, a connoisseur of ghazals, said: “It’s great that the culture of musical concerts is gaining tempo in Patna and the festive season round the corner promises more such programmes. We hope such events are organised on a regular basis and we get a chance to enjoy live concerts.”

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