Pune, October 24 : Over 2,000 prisoners at the historic Yerwada Central Jail on Saturday, enjoyed the evergreen songs of legendary singers like Mohammad Rafi, Kishore Kumar and Lata Mangeshkar.
Bhoole Bisre Geet ( aka BBG ), a non-commercial organization which has over 3.5 lakh music fans glued to it across the world in over 25 countries, performed before the prisoners.
U T Pawar, the jail superintendent, said that the event was organised on the demands of prisoners.
Surindersingh Brahma (famous dhol player on Colors channel) Deepak Raza, Ketaki Naik, Preeti Sheth, and Mukesh Bhanushali enthralled the audience with old and new songs as well as Qawaalli.
BBG’s Falguni Upadhyay and Balkrishna Birla organised the event.
Bhoole Bisre Geet’s motto is spreading happiness via music. They have organized successful events in Bangalore, Mumbai, Pune, Ghaziabad, Hyderabad, Bhavnagar and Ahmedabad where a large number of music lovers gathered to enjoy music together. These events are organized like informal gatherings of music lovers where everybody is encouraged to showcase musical talent. These meets are also platforms for budding singers to showcase their talent in front of an appreciative audience.
BBG makes an effort, in whatever small way it can, to help artists and singers and is also sponsoring a Braille translation of Hindi songs.