Meeraas 2018, an evening of soulful Ghazals honoring Majrooh Sultanpuri

Meeraas 2018, an evening of soulful Ghazals honoring Majrooh Sultanpuri

New Delhi: The well-known literature foundation, Pasbaan-e-Adab’s, most awaited event, Meeraas 2018 – an evening of soulful ghazals, on 22nd December 2018 at Y B Chauhan Auditorium, Nariman Point, Mumbai was in honor of Majrooh Sultanpuri.

A memorable evening with Janab Andalib Sultanpuri, son of Shri Majrooh Sultanpuri in the presence of his family and fans from the literature fraternity and the Indian film industry, was an honor for the musicians, singers and team of Pasbaan-e-Adab to compose his unsung poetry and ghazals to be able to share it with a packed audience on Saturday evening.

Evening commenced with Shri Quaiser Khalid, IGP Mumbai Police, honoring the support and guidance from Janab Andalib Sultanpuri for sharing the book of Janab Majrooh Sultanpuri holding his handwritten ghazals and poetry for the team to compose the music and perform it.

Thanking and ingratitude, of the team of Pasbaan-e-Adab, Shri Quaiser Khalid felicitated the team members for their contribution of valuable time and support to bring together a memorable evening for all.

The trio singers, Rehman, Sujata, and Humayun brought the evening alive with the guidance of Janab Andalib by presenting to the audience works of his legendary father’s most treasured and loved ghazals.

Presenting a glimpse of the recordings of the ghazals recited by Majrooh Sahab was the inertia that catapults the compositions sung by the singers.
Audience enjoyed compositions such as, “Nighahein zaki”, “main akela hi chala, tha janib-e-manzil magar log saath aate gaye aur karvan banta gaya” sung by Rahman ji, Sujata ji and Humanyun ji to loud applauses and asking for repeat performances.

With music and TV personalities also in the audience, Shri Quaiser Khalid acknowledged their presence. Sanjeevni (from Qareeb movie fame) sang a few old movie numbers written by Majrooh Sultanpuri such as “aayee eh mehrbaan”, “Ankhon Se Jo Utri Hai” to an enthralling applause from the audience.

Keeping the requests from the audience in mind, the trio singers performed numbers like “chura liya hai tumne jo dil ko”, “awaaz mein na dungha”, “monica oh my darling” . truly a memorable evening from the unheard and uncomposed to the most famous ground-breaking songs of the golden era of the Indian film and music Industry.

Pasbaan-e-Adab – Introduction

The younger generation of our times is getting detached from their traditional and cultural roots due to influences of different cultures. Change is always difficult and though we learn from other cultures, keeping our heritage and culture alive by spreading the knowledge about its richness and depth is crucial for the next generations to be able to access, learn and value it.

Pasbaan-e-Adab, stands for protecting the patrons of literature. The foundation aims to spread and maintain the country’s historical and cultural values. This was the primary reason for which Pasbaan-e-adab was formed.

In the past decade, the foundation has organized many programs, promoting peace and harmony through Literature. As an institution it has grown to welcome an elite audience with willingness to learn and grow their understanding of Literature in various languages and forms in the company of the most renowned poets of the country.

It includes, Izhaar – International Poetry Festival, Anubhuti – Quality Hindi Literature, Meraas – Heritage portraying our ancestral heritage, Kavyanjali – Literary works from Marathi Poets & Literati.

These programs are conducted in the Hindi, Urdu and Marathi languages respectively. The progras include International Literature Festival, adapting well-known literature writings with a musical representation, discussions and views on various writings by the poets and writers.