Nirantar Neeraj, Mumbai 2nd February, 2015
The Nirantar Neeraj show on Padma Bhushan Gopal Das Neeraj, the Living Legend, was staged in Delhi in July, 2014 and received huge appreciation. Encouraged by this and the feedback that we have received from the audience in Mumbai to our past shows, this show was staged in Mumbai on 2nd February, 2015 at Ravindra Natya Mandir.
The show was in conversational style, in which his son, Mrigank, also participated. In this musical drama, 12 of his most poetic film songs were rendered by 5 consummate singers; 2 accompanied by dance. There were also recitals of scores of his poetry by his other son Shashank, as a part of the script. The highlight of the show was the surprise (for the audience) appearance of Neeraj himself and his fluent recital, despite his 90+age, in his own unique style, of several of his favourite poems.
The event received an overwhelming appreciation.
Some messages received...
Thoroughly enjoyed While I found the show to be outstanding in its unique format, quality and contents, the presence of Neeraj was exhilarating. While leaving the hall at the end of the show, I could hear the spontaneous comments of several people highly appreciative of the show. Janki Ballabh, Retd. Chairman, State Bank of India
As always. the Ibaadat show was captivating. The presence of Neeraj made it simply amazing -and what struck one was his enthusiasm memory and energy! I always find that in your shows you bring in something more besides the poetry music and human interest. You also touch upon values and the feeling these poets had for justice and how they raise their voices against any form of injustice! Thanks for having us there. Sheela Sinha -wife of Anand Sinha, Dy. Governor, Reserve Bank of India, who came with me was also captivated. Best
Usha Thorat, Retd. Dy. Governor, Reserve Bank of India
The Ibaadat Team creates and conducts these events with religious spirit and has a similar effect on its distinguished audiences as well. The soul stirring music and poetry are still haunting me! ‘jitna kam samaan…’, ‘karvaan…’, ‘aaj ki raat…’ and Neeraj with his own ‘hopeful’ presence, too many delicious things to digest in one night….and your sincere Ibaadat of things subtle, in the sordid surroundings of surreal survival so that sorry souls can break loose at least for a few hours and experience the sublime! You guys were super! Vallabh Bhansali, Chairman, Enam Securities Pvt.Ltd.
A wonderful evening! The music and innovative format created a unique atmosphere that effortlessly held my attention throughout. The energy and enthusiasm of the show have left behind vivid memories, definitely an unforgettable experience. Sundeep Sikka, President & CEO, Reliance Mutual Fund
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