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

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Ek Tha Raja, Mumbai 15th & 16th December, 2023

This show on Raja Mehdi Ali Khan, launched in Ludhiana on 4th March 2023, was staged in Delhi on 17th and 18th March 2023 at Kamani Auditorium and then at the Nehru Centre in Mumbai on 15th December, 2023 with a repeat performance on 16th December, 2023 to meet the growing demand for our shows.

The show, scripted in Ibaadat’s unique conversational style, presented several unknown facets of the poet’s life and works, with focus on his satire, wit and humour. In this musical drama, 15 of his most poetic film songs were rendered in full by 6 consummate singers while another 32 mukhdas/antaras were sung in tarannum. In addition, his 14 poems were also recited. 2 songs were also accompanied by dance performances. The event, on both days, received phenomenal appreciation.

Some messages received…

Congratulations on a high-quality and memorable show. Your eye for detail and the penchant for perfection was truly demonstrated. You have set a very high standard in quality, research and presentation. The effort in reaching out to people, sending the invitation promptly and making hassle-free arrangements for seating was impeccable. The show started on time-and that is one of the USPs that people have started admiring. The quality of research was excellent and there were interesting and unknown tidbits for the audience to enjoy. Getting a family member as part of the show is very well received. Your lead singers are mesmerizing and bring out the best memories in the minds of the spectators. No wonder that half the crowd started singing along! Bringing novelty through the introduction of dances has also been an important feature in the last few shows. And seeing your grandchildren was a delight! U.K. Sinha, Retd. Chairman, SEBI

It is absolutely awesome knowing Prithvi for so many years. More than anything, he has been truly responsible in my journey, and of many, of appreciating the old poetry. Vidya Shah, Executive Chairperson, Edelgive Foundation

I really enjoyed it and so did my friend. An amazing performance. Dr. Anjali Tendulkar (wife of Sachin Tendulkar)

It was fully worth coming from London only for this. How is it possible that you and your team make every show even better than the previous one? Today's show on Raja Saheb was simply outstanding. Everything once again came together so well and you should be very proud of what was achieved today. Every artist was superb, the story telling was filled with researched nuggets and your grandchildren stole the show with their performances. Waiting to be involved with the next one. I am once again telling you my invitation to you to hold this show in London is dead serious, in fact, not only London but other places also. I want a say one very important thing here… look at this crowd. There are many shows held in Mumbai but this is the distilled, high- quality, poet-appreciating crowd of Mumbai and that’s what you have managed. Keshav R. Murugesh, Group Chief Executive Officer, WNS Global Services Pvt. Ltd.

बहुत उमदा। सभी कहते हैं मैं एक value investor हूँ. मेरे को कहने में कोई संकोच नहीं है कि इस से अच्छा investment मैंने आज तक नहीं किया है और पृथ्वी जी, आप अगर हर महीनें show करेंगे, तो मैं हर बार invest करूँगा. Prashant Jain, Managing Director, 3P Investment Managers

We have seen Prithvi ji on professional fora for ages but I never thought he would be so good in creating and anchoring such shows. Mahavir Lunawat, Founder, Pantomath Group

What a marvelous program! Hats off sir ji. Quaiser Khalid, IG-Police, Maharashtra

All your shows have one drawback or flaw-they all end so soon. J. N. Gupta, MD, Stakeholder Empowerment Services

It was a super show. Sangeeta Gupta, (daughter of music maestro Madan Mohan)

It was fabulous as usual. Amarjeet Singh, Whole Time Member, SEBI

Sincere compliments. Very entertaining and kept one engrossed not only because of the melodious songs and the singers but also the way you conceived, directed and presented the show. Ranjan Sain, Author-books on Suraiya, Ghulam Mohammed etc.

Another wonderful show. Creativity in presenting, sequencing, songs selection, singers…all create a wonderful and memorable event. Prithviji’s creative and artistic talent in full display. Dr. Anil K. Khandelwal, Retd. Chairman, Bank of Baroda

Congratulations. Heartening to see a houseful. Rinki Roy Bhattacharya, (daughter of Bimal Roy)

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Our Anchors/Actors

Obaid Azam Azmi
Obaid Azam Azmi
Sangeeta Gupta
Sangeeta Gupta
Prithvi Haldea
Prithvi Haldea
Nandita Kodesia
Nandita Kodesia

Our Singers

Anand Bahal
Anand Bahal
Supriya Joshi
Supriya Joshi
Sangeeta Melekar
Sangeeta Melekar
Sarvesh Mishra
Sarvesh Mishra

Our Dancers

Rashmi Mishra
Rashmi Mishra
Swati Wangnoo
Swati Wangnoo

Our Child Artistes

Dev Haldea Yadav
Dev Haldea Yadav
Parth Haldea Yadav
Parth Haldea Yadav