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

Sahir-Kahaan Ho Tum? Delhi 29th-30th July, 2019

After launching this show in his hometown Ludhiana on his birthday, 8th March, 2019, the Sahir show was staged in Delhi on 29th July 2019, with a repeat back-to-back performance on 30th July, 2019, both days to packed houses. The show was scripted in conversational style, In this musical drama, 16 of his most poetic film songs were rendered by 5 consummate singers while another 66 mukhdas were sung in tarannum. In addition, several of his ghazals and shers were also recited. The event received an overwhelming appreciation.

Some messages received…

Simply marvelous. Your best ever. And it impresses me how you do so much of research and then beautifully bind it in the script. U. K. Sinha, Former Chairman, Securities and Exchange Board of India

I do not recall having sat through a musical program spell bound for over 2.5 hours uninterrupted. The way yourself and Sangeeta Bedi took the audience through the life stage of Sahir and his timeless lyrics was just memorable. R. S. Sharma, Retd. Chairman, ONGC

Excellent as ever. Nothing could be more suitable for the show as Sahir didn't keep a dividing line between his 'adab' and film lyrics. Really outstanding work. Sahir would have been very happy to see this production. But he would say, where was another poet on whom such programme could be made? Prashant Saran, Former Wholetime Member, Securities and Exchange Board of India

The program was superb and mesmerized all of us. S.K. Roongta, Former Chairman, Steel Authority of India Ltd.

Brilliant as always. S.Y. Quraishi, Former Chief Election Commissioner of India

Mind-blowing. The research, the style of presentation, the set design, acoustics, musical score, choice of songs and the mellifluous voices combined to make it an ethereal experience. Heartiest congratulations on a soul stirring show. Dr. Narottam Puri

Highly captivating show. All were glued to their seats throughout. Shri Prakash, Distinguished Fellow, The Energy & Resources Institute (Former Member, Railway Board)

खुदा निगेबाँ हो तुम्हारा! Once again, your team excelled in putting together an outstanding show on Sahir. The sensitivity of his soul and the sunny side of his temperament were brought out in the well-researched commentary pieced together very interestingly. The romance of his poetry was captured in some soulful singing by the artistes who have become an integral part of Ibaadat. Ashok Lavasa, Election Commissioner of India

Bahut umda. Behetareen. क्या अज़ीम शायर और बेहतरीन प्रोडक्शन। बहुत शुक्रिया जनाब। Dr. Rajiv Kumar, Vice Chairman, Niti Aayog

As always, a superb and touching show. K. P. Krishnan, Secretary, Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, Government of India
The experience of watching the show was awesome. The song selection was superb...the singing equally super. the script got quite a few ooos and aaahs....and also some laughs at the right places. Sangeeta Gupta, (Daughter of music director Madan Mohan)

Truly magical! The storyline was very carefully woven using interesting and well researched events from the lyricist/poet/shaayar's life. The singing was outstanding. I came out of the hall educated and enthralled. Indu Bhushan, Chief Executive Officer, Ayushman Bharat-Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (PM-JAY), Govt. of India

Simply amazing. Your script was par excellence. K. L. Chugh, Former Chairman, ITC Ltd.

The program is a great concept and a super way to bring the memory of great poet alive. All the artistes were of great calibre. Raj Liberhan, Director, India Habitat Centre

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Our Singers

Naveen Anand
Naveen Anand
Anand Bahal
Anand Bahal
Supriya Joshi
Supriya Joshi
Sarvesh Mishra
Sarvesh Mishra
Ankita Pathak
Ankita Pathak

Our Anchors/Actors

Naveen Anand
Naveen Anand
Obaid Azam Azmi
Obaid Azam Azmi
Sangeeta Bedi
Sangeeta Bedi
Prithvi Haldea
Prithvi Haldea
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