Nazar jo teri laagi main deewani ho gayi...” her voice echoed across the St. Xavier’s College grounds before she appeared on stage amidst applause and cheers. Beyond Barriers Chapter XVIII, presented by the St. Xavier’s College Calcutta Alumni Association (SXCCAA) in association with The Telegraph, saw Shreya Ghoshal rock the campus with old and new hits like Agar tum mil jao, Bahaara, Manwa laage, Woh shaam kuch ajeeb thi and Dum maro dum on January 26. The flagship fund-raising event of the alumni association saw more than 10,000 music lovers turn up on Republic Day evening.
“People from all walks of life attended the mega event. We are grateful to the melody queen for mesmerising the audience at Beyond Barriers,” said Sanjib Koner, honorary secretary of SXCCAA.
“We had a lot of expectations from Shreya. A live show is always better than a recorded one! Loved how she interacted with the audience,” said Terence Ireland, principal of St. James’ School.
“Shreya Ghoshal is one of the most prominent voices of our generation and she mesmerised the audience at St. Xavier’s College. Everyone was glued to their seats for hours. What a magical evening!” said Dharmen Trivedi, adviser to Beyond Barriers Chapter XVIII.
“This time we had given special emphasis on the technical aspect of the concert because Shreya Ghoshal is known as the melody queen. Shreya wanted to continue the concert beyond 10pm but we had to cut it short,” said Vikas Khosla, convener of Beyond Barriers Chapter XVIII.
Malancha Dasgupta and Sulogna Ghosh
Pictures: Gopal Senapati