Music in the mall with the men in uniform 

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  • Published 18.10.17

It was all about music and fun at Quest on October 14 as the Eastern Air Command Band played a smashing set to celebrate Indian Air Force’s 85th anniversary, in association with The Telegraph. 

Armed with a powerful horn section of seven, among other instrumentalists, the band played Hindi hits like Khamoshiyan, Neele neele ambar par and Aye mere watan ke logon, along with English classics like Take Me Home, Country Roads, Hello and More Than I Can Say. In the background, the big screen played videos documenting the IAF’s feats and accomplishments over the years. 

Listeners gathered around them in the scores, joining in from the floors above, singing along to the music and participating in quiz competitions that saw their knowledge about the IAF being tested.

The Eastern Air Command Band of the Air Force perform during the 85th anniversary celebrations of the Indian Air Force at Quest on October 14

Sergeant Nitin Barguje (Top) and Sergeant Govinda Ghosh nailed the song Neele neele ambar par and cheers were heard around the Syed Amir Ali Avenue address
Singer Anindita Mitra joined the band to render Aye mere watan ke logon. Needless to say, the crowd cheered her on



(Picture below) The way they performed and wowed the audience was just amazing  — Manisha Grover (extreme left), accompanied by sister Shweta Sethi and daughter Ria Grover

Text: Nikhil Sen
Pictures: Arnab Mondal