The joy of experiencing your favourite singers performing on stage coupled with the sight of veteran musicians receiving their monetary gifts… the Rehmatein 5 music concert on August 30 at the Shanmukhananda Hall hit all the right notes.
Organised by the Sangeetam Charitable Trust, which has been extending financial support to artists from the music fraternity since the past five years, the event saw popular and well-loved singers Hariharan, Shaan, Ankit Tiwari and Anup Jalota regale the full house with their individual styles and popular hits. The packed auditorium also saw special guests including Leslie Lewis, Salim (of Salim-Suleiman fame), Suresh Wadkar, Alka Yagnik, and Jatin Lalit in attendance.
Amrita Fadnavis, wife of Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, made a valid point about the need for our musicians to be able to live and perform minus insecurity. As the smiles wreathed the lined faces of the veterans who were felicitated on stage, the success of this wonderful endeavour shone through.