newznew (Chandigarh) : Eminent vocalist and winner of Zee TV’s realty show “Sa Re Ga Ma” RinkuKalia took the centrestage at a “Live in Concert” organized by the Cultural Affairs Department, Haryana, in collaboration with Shri Shanti Sarup Sharma Memorial Educational and Charitable Trust(S-4 Trust) at Tagore Theatre here today.
Kicking off with Mirza Ghalib’sclassic “Ye nathihamari kismet”, the acclaimed singer established an instant rapport with an elite and discerning audience. “Ashqonkemoti”, “dil-e-nadan”, “ghamuthaoge” and “hareksaans me lekar” were some of the poetic gems which enthralled the audience which hungered for more.
Classic compositions such as “Ranjish hi sahi”, “aaj jane kijind”, “Kalchaudhavikiraat” and popular folk songs, including “tappe”, “sun charkhe di” and “dama dam mast qalandar” provided a grand finale to the show.
Haryana Education Minister Ram Bilas Sharma and Haryana Finance Minister Capt. Abhimanyu were the chief guests while Rajesh Khullar, Principal secretary to Haryana CM, and SumitaMisra, Principal Secretary, Cultural Affairs, Haryana, were guests of honour.
It was announced that major proceeds of the concert would go into “Betibachao, Betipadhao” campaign of the S-4 Trust.
Senior AIR broadcaster compered the concert with admirable competence while a six-member musicians’ team lead by Dinesh Raheja provide perfect accompaniment.