Ibaadat Foundation, A Charitable Trust established under the Indian Trusts Act

Lo aa gayi unki yaad...Remembering Shakeel, Kolkata 19th August, 2017

After a successful staging in Delhi, Mumbai and Dubai, Ibaadat took its Remembering Shakeel show to Kolkata. This show was staged at Vidya Mandir Auditorium, Kolkata on 19th August, 2017. This show was again scripted in conversational style, in which Shakeel Badayuni’s son, Javed Badayuni and Raju Naushad, son of Naushad, also participated on the stage. In this musical drama, 15 of his most poetic film songs and 2 ghazals were rendered by 6 consummate singers. The event received an overwhelming appreciation.

Some messages received…

Enjoyed the programme thoroughly. Rajib Gupta, Grandson of Pankaj Mullick

Wonderful. Enjoyed myself. Fantastic choices of songs. The research team is commended. Justice Nadira Patherya

Marvelous presentation…spellbound. Ruhi + Hashim Khan, Rafi Lovers Circle

No thank yous will be sufficient to express the immense pleasure I had in attending a wonderful evening soaked in the memories of the great Shakeel Badayuni Saab in a dramatic style not seen. It was pure nostalgia, basking in the shayari, songs and anecdotes that you shared. The choice of the songs most appropriate, and renditions wonderful. Indrajit Banerji

This was one of the best quality production I have seen in many years with so talented individuals performing. Dipak Basak

The most enjoyable and absorbing evening. One can only imagine the amount of research, planning preparation and hard work that must have gone in organizing this wonderful and beautiful presentation on the poet and his evergreen work. S.S.Kapoor, Retd. Chief Engineer SE Railways

The evening left a mesmerizing impact which will last certainly few weeks, thereafter will be cherished throughout. The songs of yesteryears with precision in execution was the best tribute to the veteran lyricist. Gopal K. Mohanty, Former Chief Operations Manager, South Eastern Railway

The entire programme in its content as well as in its execution was highly professional and superb in its appeal. The selection of songs was a deadly cocktail of passion and pathos which has charmed and churned the deep emotional chords of the entire audience. The compering done by yourself was really very professional and it exhibited your thorough knowledge of the subject. I along with my friend thoroughly enjoyed the programme. Prabal Sen

This was the 2nd show I have attended after Shailendra, and it has definitely exceeded my expectations! The quality of singing, the shaayeri kept us glued to our seats till the very end. Supriyaa and Sarvesh simply blew us away with their renditions. Hats off to Ibaadat for all the effort you are putting in to bring the lyricists the fore, as it is the music composers who usually hog the limelight! Regards. Sanjay Sen

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Our Special Guests

Javed Badayuni
Javed Badayuni
Raju Naushad
Raju Naushad

Our Singers

Naveen Anand
Naveen Anand
Anand Bahal
Anand Bahal
Ananya Das
Ananya Das
Suppriya Joshi
Suppriya Joshi
Sarvesh Mishra
Sarvesh Mishra
Sapna Sehgal
Sapna Sehgal

Our Anchors/Actors

Obaid Azam Azmi
Obaid Azam Azmi
Sangeeta Bedi
Sangeeta Bedi
Prithvi Haldea
Prithvi Haldea

Our Dancer

Arpita Mohta
Arpita Mohta
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