Rinku Kalia brings alive magic of Shiv Batalvi’s poetry: Eminent vocalist and winner of Zee TV’s realty show “Sa Re Ga Ma” Rinku Kalia brought alive the magic of legendary Punjabi poet Shiv Kumar Batalvi’s classic poetry at a specially-designed musical show “Birha Da Sultan—a musical tribute to Shiv Kumar Kumar Batalvi”.
Kicking off the programme with soulful “rat gaye kar tara tara”, Rinku switched over to “peeda da paraga”, “aaj pher dil”, “mainu tera shabab” and “maiye ne maiye” exhibiting a wide range of emotions. “Shikra yaar”, which reflected the pain and anguish of a separated lover, struck an emotional chord with a select discerning audience.
Audience’s choice dominated the last segment with the acclaimed singer obliging a select audience with poetic gems, including “ sikhar dophere, “mainu heere heere” and “ki puchh deo”. The classical “ye mera geet” provided the grand finale to the over-two hour show attended by music lovers from Chandigarh and neighbouring towns.
The show was organised by the Haryana Punjabi Sahit Academy, Panchkula, in collaboration with the Department of the Cultural Affairs, Chandigarh Administration, and the Punjab Lekhak Sabha, Chandigarh and S-4 Trust.
Haryana Power Minister Ranjit Singh was the chief guest while Gurvinder Singh Dhamija, Deputy Chairman, Haryana Punjabi Sahit Academy, Panchkula, was the guest of honour. Bhupinder Malik compered the show with admirable competence.