Rotary Bangalore Indiranagar presents a one of a kind musical event on the 21st of September at the Chowdiah Memorial Hall. The show is a tribute to two legends, namely; Usha Khanna and Mohd. Rafi Saab. The fund raiser has been organised in aid of various service projects of Rotary Bangalore Indiranagar. The show will be a musical treat for people who have grown up listening to the songs composed by Usha Khanna and sung by Mohd. Rafi. Usha Khaana will be personally present during the show and will share her musical journey. Rotary Bangalore Indiranagar will honour her with a Rotary Vocational Excellence Award. Usha Khanna is the only lady music director who has had a successful career spanning 40 years in an industry dominated by male members. She is the third female music director to enter the Indian film industry, after Jaddan Bai and Saraswati Devi and is the most commercially successful music director in the male dominated music industry. She is most known for songs like “Dil deke dekho”, “Chhodo kal ki baatein”, “Shaayad meri shaadi ka khayal”, “Zindagi pyaar ka geet hai” and “Tu iss tarah se meri zindagi main shamil hai”. Mohammed Rafi was an Indian playback singer and widely considered to be one of the greatest and most influential singers of the Indian subcontinent. Rafi was notable for his voice, versatility and range; his songs were varied from fast peppy numbers to patriotic songs, sad numbers to highly romantic songs, qawwalis to ghazals and bhajans to classical songs.
To present this great mix of songs, there will be singers; Shrikant Narayan, Ram Tirath, Samanvitha Sharma, Govind Kurnool, Shruthi Bhide, Narssimhan Kannan and Kumaran Muthuraman. The orchestra is being led by Pioneer Suresh from Chennai who along with a group of extremely talented musicians have performed with legends like Illayraja, Khayyam, Yesudas and S. P. Balasubrahmanyam. The funds raised will be used to take care of the charitable work done by Rotary Indiranagar for Karunashraya, BGMS, Eye Care, Heart Care, Anganwadi scholarship etc.
Where: Chowdiah Memorial Hall, Vyalikaval, Bangalore
When: Saturday,21st of September 2019, 6 PM onwards.