Sahir-Kahaan Ho Tum? Jaipur - Some messages received

Awesome program. मैं आप के 5-6 program देख चुकी हूँ…एक से बढ़ कर एक होते हैं. All are wonderful. Jyoti Agarwal, Trustee, Sanjay & Jyoti Agarwal Foundation

क्या show था…बहुत ही spectacular, amazing. I would like to begin by thanking Prithvi uncle for organizing this beautiful show. आज से पहले मैंने साहिर जी के बारे में सुना तक नहीं था. मुझे उनकी कला, उनकी शायरी और गानों के बारे में कुछ नहीं पता था. For the young generation like me, we do not get opportunity. हमें कोई सिखाता भी नहीं है, ये exposure नहीं मिलता है. So, thank you so much for giving us the exposure and मुझे beautiful दुनिया से introduce कराने के लिए. It was absolutely wonderful. Malika Agarwal

Great show. Great spending time with you and the entire team It is wonderful to host you every time. I think इबादत का जो ये आपका platform है उस के लिए मैं जितने शब्द कहूँ, कम हैं. मैं उस का पूरा बयान ही नहीं कर सकता हूँ. जो effort आप ले कर आते हैं. जो बात करते हैं. जो इतनी depth देते हैं कमाल है. वो पल दो पर का शायर हूँ, कहीं न कहीं हम सब में छुपा रहता है. वो आप ला के हमें दिखाते हैं. We should give a very big round of applause. Prithvi sir और मेरी age मेंबहुत difference है लेकिन मुझे लगता है कि मैं इन से ज्यादा बड़ा हूँ उम्र में. जितना जोश ये लेकर आते हैं stage पर, ये कल से आये हुए हैं, rehearsal भी करा है. मैंने इन की टीम को last year घर पे host किया था, एक नए show के साथ जो मेरे लिए इन्होने बनाया था. तो मुझे पता है कितना इन में talent है, कितना passion है. I think it is wonderful that Prithviji इस art को, lyricists के ऊपर पूरा show बनाना amazing है. I hope कि जो हमारा family foundation है उस के द्वारा जो भी हम कर पाएं इबादत के लिए वो हम करेंगे. जयपुर वालों को सीखना पड़ेगा टाइम पे आना. पर ढाई घंटे बैठना एक wonderful experience था. और मैंने पिछली बार भी कहा था कि Sir कितनी बार दिल जीतोगे…दिल तो मेरे पास एक ही है. हमेशा आप आते रहें और और दिल जीतते रहें. Sanjay Agarwal, Managing Director & CEO, AU Small Finance Bank Ltd.

Prithvi Sir. I attended your show. It was genuinely a beautiful-beautiful show. मेरे को तो दो-तीन बार रोना भी आ गया था because Waqt, Hamraaz, या फिर Kabhie Kabhie. ये movies सारी बचपन में देखी हुई है पापा के साथ…तो काफी अच्छा लगा, बहुत ही सुन्दर था. I am glad that an organization in India is doing shows on lyricists. Will be an honour to attend more shows. Thank you for this wonderful opportunity to relive my childhood. पुरानी movies में बहुत सुकून मिलता है. As such, I was familiar with a lot of what Sahir had done. It was nostalgic. Hevin Chopra, Content Marketer

Dear Mr. Haldea, As usual, the show was simply fantastic in terms of content, presentation and performance by each and everyone. Your efforts to study Sahir was commendable. In fact, I never thought the life of Sahir was full of misery as well as fun. What he gave to us was great and unparalleled. It was a great experience to attend the show. Sheela Dhupia and Mahendra K.S. Dhupia, Retd. Manager, Pharma Co.

It was a very good show. Indra and Pushpa Durlabhi, Santokhba Durlabhji Memorial Hospital

Great show. The introduction of more dialogues by Nandita as well as Obaid ji was a good change and added to the appeal of the show. Gaurav did a good job and I think the adding of a local talent adds to the flavour of the show. Rajiv Gupta

It was great! We enjoyed immensely. Congratulations for yet another successful event. Dr. Nirmal K. Gurbani, Professor & Associate Dean, IIHMR University

I, along with the all audience enjoyed the programme very much. Your leadership, planning, direction and team deserve all appreciation for wonderful selection of Sahir's melodious and meaningful songs. The presentation was equally impressive and relevant. Thanks for giving the great opportunity to enjoy. Ashok K. Hada, Retd. Executive, Bank of Baroda

Hello Prithvi ji, Firstly, it was a delight to meet you at the Jaipur show. Your passion and dedication to the cultural cause was very visible in the show. I sincerely congratulate you for putting together such a phenomenal show – truly loved it. The fact that a number of the audience travelled from far (outside Jaipur) to attend the event stands as a testimonial to the reputation and quality of your event. I feel that your show can do very well in USA and if that is something you would be open to, we can discuss it further. I come from a professional consulting background. At the end of each client engagement, we (consulting team) used to have a session on “what went well” and “what could we have done better”. I will take the same approach below – from an audience’s perspective (as I am not privy to the operational perspective you would have). The start of the show with the song “yeh mahlon, yeh takhton...” was beautifully staged with the singer standing in the doorway. Were there more such opportunities? Live singing was great – has tremendous appeal to the audience. The singers were excellent – some better than others – but all very good. The show kept moving – no interruptions or breaks where the audience could indulge in idle chatter – the change of participants on the stage was quite seamless. Liked the setup of a talk show theme. Ample music – some songs with music, some without. A lot of factual content about Sahir ji – learnt a lot about his life and how it reflected in his wide variety of lyrics, and his fight for the recognition of lyricists. Clearly, very well researched content. Length was just about right 2.5 hours. Again, Prithvi ji, thanks for a very very enjoyable show and indeed it was a delight to meet you. I wish you all the success in this noble endeavour and the Ibaadat journey. I would encourage you to consider taking the show overseas, the audience is there (in case that is a concern). You are ready to take the leap to the next level! Rajeev Jain, Retd. Expert, International Finance & Strategy, Chicago, USA

It was an excellent program well composed, great singing and the amazing, deep and meaningful poetry of Sahir. Ram Avatar Katta, Sr. Advocate

साहिर जैसी अज़ीम शख़्सियत पर गुफ़्तगू करना बहुत मुश्किल काम है। मगर आपकी टीम और आपने साबित कर दिया कि ये वाकई मुमकिन है... अगर कहीं थोड़ी सी कमी महसूस हुई तो वो शायद उनकी गैर-फिल्मी शायरी की हुई । खैर अब ये सफर मैं अपनी लंबी अमेरिका की उड़ान में तय करूंगा..और उनकी कुछ नज़्में पढ़ूंगा । आपकी इज्जत अफ़ज़ाई और मोहब्बत का मैं बहुत शुक्रगुज़ार हूँ। और सभी गायक खासकर के सर्वेश लाजवाब थे ..कई बार तो आँसू छलक आए ..और वो शक्स जिन्होंने गुमराह की ग़ज़ल गाई, बहुत ही सुरीले थे । Maanik Mahna, Consultant

It was a fantastic experience and a very deeply engaging session. I have become a big fan of Sahir. So many of my favourite songs were his thoughts and I never even knew it... feel very ashamed being a lyrics person. Thanks for enlightening so many of us. Saurabh Maloo, Founder-CEO, SPORTIQO, USA

यह हमारे लिए बहुमूल्य स्मृति है, प्रोग्राम उतकृष्ट स्टार का था, हम सभी देर तक बातें करते रहे, और आज भी मुझे प्रोग्राम की याद आती रही है। Suresh Maloo, Retd. Banker

We had a wonderful evening. Anil Mathur, Retd. Additional Chief Engineer, Water Resources Dept. GoR

It was a wonderful experience. It was a mesmerizing two and half hours. I have seen a few plays by great actors as also various music shows, but yours was in a different zone. Rajeeve Mathur, Former Advisor, Central Vigilance Commission, Retd. General Manager, State Bank of India

Enjoyed as always. Superb flawless performance. Sudhir Mathur, Formerly Sales & Marketing, ITC Ltd.

Dear Prithvi ji, The program was greatly enjoyable! We are very happy for your thoughtful invitation sent to us because we missed the previous program. Dr. Shashi Panicker, Director, Dr. Panickers Sanjeevani Hospital Pvt. Ltd.

Sir, The show was outstanding, incredible, mind blowing.... I am running out of words to describe the wonderful experience! And special congratulations to you for such mastery in scripting and directing the show. Apart from the commentators, I am also really in awe of the four talented singers who were so natural and real in their performances! Thank you so very much for giving us the opportunity to witness this unbelievable masterpiece ...the result of your painstaking efforts! And we also learnt so much about the life and times of the great lyricist Sahir. Ashok Patni, Ex Dy. General Manager, ICICI Bank Ltd.

सादर नमस्कार श्री पृथ्वी हल्दिया, कल आपका शो देखा। इन्साफ़ किया है आपने साहिर के साथ। एक दिलकश शाम के लिये शहरे-जयपुर की ओर से आपका दिली शुक्रिया। सलाम आपको। Lokesh Kumar Singh ‘Saahil’, Owner, Satat-Laxmi Marketing Pvt. Ltd.

Dear Haldea Ji, We really enjoyed the programme. A great presentation. Please provide bank details so that we can contribute to the cause served by Ibaadat. Mahendra Shah, Director General, Poornima Foundation

Dear Prithivi ji, Your programme was very well staged and crafted by you. It was very creatively presented. All your singers were excellent in their performances. This was the first time I watched an Ibaadat show. I was always been fond of old songs, and your programme has revived by fondness of old songs. Kindly give your bank details. I would definitely donate to Ibaadat as it is doing wonderful work. Anil Sharma, Founder, Art & Craft Exclusives

Thank you for the invitation to a wonderful program. Will remember this event forever. The GCK and community share their gratitude for Sanjay Sir, Jyoti ma’am and you Saurabhji for the wonderful event. Om Prakash Sharma, Secretary, Gram Chetna Kendra

The program was an excellent compilation of Sahir’s wizardry. You have really excelled in putting together a stupendous presentation with all artistes contributing superbly under your impeccable guidance. Thank you again for orchestrating an outstanding performance. Suvineet Sharma, Ex Additional Advocate General, Punjab

It was an excellent tribute to the great poet/lyricist It showed your hard work and deep research on the subject. Meenakshi Singh

One of the best music programmes. Enjoyed fully. Shakti Singh Sisodia, Retd. Revenue Appellate Authority

It was awesome, as usual. Dr. Ruchir Sodhani, Neurosciences Counsellor, CK Birla Hospital

Dear Prithvi ji, We were spellbound. Excellent show. Everything was outstanding, starting from the compères, the narrative and the script and above all the choice of songs and singing by the artists. We consider ourselves lucky to have watched this extraordinary show put up by you and your team. We would like to make a contribution to Ibaadat. Please let us know the bank details. May God Bless You with more strength and energy to put up such shows in Jaipur. Brig. (Retd.) Privender Singh Soin

हल्दिया साहब नमस्कार, I am speechless. मैं पूरे यकीन से कह सकता हूँ कि इसका खुमार कई महीनो तक कई सालों तक रहेगा. क्या जबरदस्त तरीके से सबने perform किया है और क्या research की है आपने… कमाल है. मतलब मेरे पास लफ्ज़ नहीं हैं की मैं बयान कर सकूँ की आपके इस शो ने किस तरह का जादू किया है मुझ पर और सिर्फ मुझ पर ही नहीं बल्कि जितने भी लोग वहां पर आये थे, उन सभी पर. आप भीड़ से घिरे हुए थे इसलिए मैं आपसे मुलाक़ात नहीं कर पाया. सुकून से बात करना चाहूँगा तसल्ली से बात करना चाहूँगा आपसे. आप जब कभी जयपुर आयें या मैं दिल्ली आऊँ तब बैठ कर बात करना चाहूँगा और कुछ सुझाव हैं वो भी मैं देना चाहूँगा। लेकिन इतना कहूँगा कि वर्षों बाद एक गजब का प्रोग्राम मैंने देखा और जिस तरह की साहिर की ज़िन्दगी को बयान किया गया हैं और जिस गहराई से और सच्चाई के साथ, मैं समझता हूँ कि आपने पूरी ईमानदारी के साथ इन्साफ किया है साहिर की ज़िन्दगी के साथ । आपकी पूरी team को आपके technicians को, आपके singers को, आपके actors को, आपके narrators को, सभी को मेरी तरफ से बहुत बहुत शुभकमनाएं हैं. मैं किसी एक की तारीफ नहीं करना चाहूँगा क्योंकि औरों के साथ नाइंसाफ़ी होगी…सभी ने अपने अपने किरदार को बहुत ही गज़ब तरीके से निभाया. एक बार फिर आपको बहुत बहुत मुबारक और उम्मीद करता हूँ जब कभी आप के प्रोग्राम जयपुर में होंगे, आप इसी तरह से मुझे याद करेंगे. एक छोटी सी गुज़ारिश है कि आपका postal address मुझे भेजने की तकलीफ करें, मुझे कुछ काम है. तो एक बार फ़िर बहुत बहुत मुबारकबाद मेरी क़बूल कीजिये और ईश्वर आपको और आपकी पूरी team को हमेशा स्वस्थ रखें, सुखी रखें, सुरक्षित रखें, सम्पन्न और समृद्ध रखें यही मेरी कामना है. एक बार फिर बहुत बहुत मुबारकबाद. Anant Vyas, Speaker on Hasrat Jaipuri/Ex-CEO Rajasthan Cricket