Arya Sangeet Prasarak Mandal to organize a musical program called ‘Abhivadan’ on Bharat Ratna Pt. Bhimsen Joshi’s birth centenary celebrations.

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Pune, January 27, 2021: On the occasion of Bharat Ratna Pt. Bhimsen Joshi’s birth centenary celebrations, which will begin from February 4, the Arya Sangeet Prasarak Mandal has organized a musical program called ‘Abhivadan’ on February 6 and 7 at Ganesh Kala Krida Manch, Swargate.

“The two-day program will include musical concerts as well as recollections of Pt. Bhimsen Joshi,” said Srinivas Joshi, Executive President, Arya Sangeet Prasarak Mandal. The event is supported by Magarpatta City Group, Dhootapapeshwar, Buldhana Urban Credit Cooperative Society, Suhana Masale and Lokmanya Multipurpose Cooperative Society.

The program will be inaugurated and held in three sessions on Saturday, February 6 at 4 pm and will be attended by Prakash Javadekar, Union Information and Broadcasting Minister, Sharad Pawar, NCP President, Vinay Sahasrabuddhe, Indian Cultural Relations Council President and Murlidhar Mohol, Pune Mayor.

On Sunday, February 7, the program will be held from 9 am to 12 pm. The feature of this session will be that the eminent dignitaries from outside the field of music will reminisce about Panditji. Dr. Jabbar Patel, Senior director, Sadanand More, veteran writer, Achyut Godbole, socialist and renowned writer will interact with writer, director, and lyricist, Shrirang Godbole.

A special short film made on Panditji after his demise by Arya Sangeet Prasarak Mandal will be shown in the third session on Sunday.

During the programs, Pt. Ajoy Chakraborty, senior vocalist, Pandita Dr. Prabha Atre, veteran vocalist of Kirana Gharana, Ustad Shahid Parvez, Senior Sitar player, Kaushiki Chakraborty, Famous classical vocalist, Panditji’s disciples including Pt. Upendra Bhat, Anand Bhate and Srinivas Joshi and his grandson, Viraj Joshi will present their music to the audience.

The event will be free for fans but free passes for the event will be mandatory. Details will be announced soon.

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