To commemorate the 50th year anniversary of the Indo-Pakistan war of 1965, veterans of the music industry L Subramaniam, Kavita Krishnamurthy,Suresh Wadkar are coming together for a special concert to honour the martyrs.
Titled ‘Smarananjali’, the event has been conceptualised by Doordarshan and will pay homage to the brave soldiers.
“It is my great pleasure to be a part of such an event. It is not everyday that such programmes are organised. We may be well-known singers but compared to the contribution of the martyrs, our work is nothing. We have prepared a set of songs to suit the occasion,” said Subramaniam, who along with his singer wife Kavita Krishnamurthy have been part of the event in Bangalore since 2007.
Echoing her husband’s sentiments, Krishnamurthy said that she feels privileged to be attached to a event, which has such a special significance.
“I can only say that I am honoured to be doing something in memory of people who have laid down their lives for us and have served selflessly,” she said.
The 56-year-old singer, who has given hits like ‘Tu Hi Re’, ‘Kay Sera Sera’, ‘Dheeme Dheeme Gaoo’, ‘Maar Daala’, said she is very particular about the work she does now.
“I have been singing in the film industry for the past 35 to 40 years. Now, I have made the choice not to take up any song. I just want to do work that fills my heart. Being associated to an event like this is one such thing that I enjoy,” Krishnamurthy said.
Wadkar said he is grateful to be given an opportunity to perform alongside Subramaniam and Krishnamurthy for such a noble cause. The musical tribute will be interlaced with specially choreographed dance performances of memorable patriotic songs by Manjula Parmesh and Group.
“The programme is a humble effort to symbolise the nation’s tribute to martyrs and will help to renew our solidarity towards our brave soldiers and their families,” said Mahesh Joshi Chandana, Additional Director General, Delhi Doordarshan. The event will be held on Friday at Siri Fort auditorium.
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