Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Grand Jury and Playback Singer Hrishikesh Chury celebrated his birthday recently in Mumbai. Many renowned personalities from different fields from Bollywood to politicians attended the celebration. Film Director and Producer Madhur Bhandarkar and Yogi N Chandra were seen at the event.Music Directors like Vipin Reshammiya, Monty Sharma, Gaurav Dagaonkar, Raaj Aashoo with wife Seepi Jha, Santokh Dhaliwal, Lyricist like Kumaar Rakesh and Prashant Ingole. Also singers like Priya Saraiya, Tarannum Malik, Arvinder Singh, Bhavdeep and Sudeep Jaipurwale, Asit Tripathy, Purva Mantri, Sourabh Joshi with wife Pinky Poonawala were also seen at the event. Padma Vibhushan Ustad Ghulam Mustafa Khan Sahab’s entire family like Murtuza Mustafa Khan, Qadir Mustafa Khan, Rabbani Mustafa Khan, Namrata Gupta Khan, Faiz and Amir Mustafa Khan were present. Hungama and Artist Aloud Head Soumini Sridhara Paul alongwith Politicians like Sanjay Dina Patil (Ex MP, NCP), Rajul Patil, Charan Singh Sapra (Ex MLC, Congress), Livtar Charan Singh Sapra, Rita Gupta (Vice President, MNS), Yash Sardesai, Krishna Hegde (Ex MLA, BJP), Ameet Mehta (President of BJP Legal Cell), Kaleem Sayyed, Ishrat Sayyed (Vice President, BJP Maharashtra Mahila Morcha) also graced the event with their presence.
Hrishikesh says, “I thank my Family and Friends, the entire Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Team and Grand Juries & to all the Dignitaries for making my birthday so special!”. ?
Those of you who have been around from the 1960's through the 1990's will remember the vibrant live music scene in almost every starred hotel in India. Those were the days when you walked into a nightclub like 'Rendezvous' at The Taj Mahal hotel and 'Supper Club' at the Oberoi Sheraton in Mumbai to see curtains going up on a band that was the prime focus of these outlets. Every seat in these restaurants allowed an unobstructed view of the band that performed every night on resident contracts. Today all this has disappeared thanks to some ridiculously high entertainment taxes on live music. Today, non off these hotels have complete bands playing save for a few that feature small duos or solo singers. The Lodhi in New Delhi, recently listed among the world's best hotels, decided to step in and rewind to the good old days. They got Goa's premier jazz quartet 'Jazz Junction' to move to Delhi on a resident contract and the decision has paid off in terms of footfalls generated by the band. Jazz Junction featuring singer Daniella Rodrigues, pianist Tony Dias,
bassist Colin D'Cruz and drummer Angelo Colasco began playing at The Lodhi in June 2018. Four months into the contract the band generated a sizeable following, with quite a few high profile guests choosing to celebrate their special occasion at the Elan bar where the band performs. Against all odds the rewind option proved to be a huge success and hopefully other properties around the country takes the cue to trigger a whole new revival of live music.