This show was first staged in Delhi on 10th May 2013, and was then taken to Mumbai, Kolkata and Dubai. The show was re-enacted in Delhi at Kamani Auditorium on 28th February, 2020 as a fund-raiser for an NGO. It was brought to Ludhiana on 5th March 2022 at the invitation of Nehru Sidhant Kender Trust. The show, scripted in conversational style, added several new facets of the poet’s life and works. In this musical drama, 17 of his most poetic film songs were rendered in full by 5 consummate singers while another 76 mukhdas/antaras were sung in tarannum. In addition, 3 poems were also recited. 1 song was also enacted through a dance performance. The event received an overwhelming appreciation.
Some messages received…
A great show. A unique format. Amjad Ali Khan, Sarod Maestro
Thanks for a mesmerizing evening. Rakesh Bharti Mittal, Vice Chairman, Airtel
Attended Ibaadat’s Shailendra program for the 4th time and I can say for sure Ibaadat does not rest on its laurels; its research is ongoing. Each program has brought in a new facet of the poet leaving the audience in awe after each and every performance. Amla Shailendra, Dubai (daughter of Shailendra)
It was the third time we saw Ibaadat’s Shailendra. It just keeps getting better and better. Vivek (and Mridula) Pande
We enjoyed every moment of it. Dr. R. Vatsyayan, Sanjivani Ayurvedshala
The program was a thorough entertainer, well researched and very well curated. The narration was very lucid and informative, singers were excellent and overall, the program was very well organised. Dr. Neena Chawla, Professor- Biochemistry, Punjab Agricultural University