BHOPAL : Singer Anup Jalota, who is better known as Bhajan Samrat, released a CD of Bhajans, ‘Natkhat Tero Lalana’ of city-based young singer Kamal Pal here on Monday at Gandhi Bhawan. The CD has total number of eight songs which have been composed by Pal and its music is composed by city-based noted musician Raju Rao.

After releasing the CD, Pal presented some Bhajans, based on Meera and Lord Krishna, which mesmerised the audience of all age groups who were present in the programme in large numbers. He started off with ‘Hum Tere Ho Gaye Shyam Satsang Mein Aane Se…’. It was followed by other songs including ‘Bholi-Bhali Yashoda Maiya Natkhat Tero Lalana…’, ‘Meera Teri Hai Deewani Mere Shyam Piya…’ which were enjoyed by audience a lot. He concluded his performance with ‘Aaj Gokul Mein Dhoom Machi…’, delighting the audience. Ustad Naeem Allahwale accompanied him on Tabla and Raju Rao on synthesiser, Prakash on Dholak, Praveen on octopad, Purvi Fadnawis and Pragya Malviya on vocal. “I used to take interest in Bhajan singing since early childhood, thanks to my upbringing in a devotional atmosphere at home which inspired me to become a Bhajan singer,” said 25-year-old Pal whose inspiration is Bhajan Samrat Anup Jalota. Moreover, Home minister Babulal Gaur was present as chief guest in the programme which was organised by Active Friends Welfare Society, Bhopal.

‘People are increasingly turning to spiritualism’

Talking to Media persons, Jalota said, “There are ten Bhajan channels in our country which telecast only Bhajans daily which means people are increasingly becoming religious and the demand of Bhajans is increasing.” He also adds that the numbers of Bhajan listeners is increasing.

   On being asked about controversies surrounding spiritual leaders Radhe Maa and Aasharam Bapu, Jalota said, “It is not necessary to follow them but, at the same time, people are free to follow them if they want to.” Speaking about piracy and his upcoming projects, he said “Piracy can’t be ended.

   Besides, I’m playing the role of Satyasai in an upcoming movie ‘Satyasai Baba’. I also have worked for an album ‘We Love You’ which is dedicated to Ghazal maestro Jagjeet Singh. Some other well-known playback singers including Sukhvinder Singh, Shan, Richa Sharma and others also gave their voice in this album which will be released on October 10 this year.”

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