Musical tribute to the stalwart
A musical evening titled Tere Mere Darmiyaan, dedicated to Narayan das Jaju, was a treat for the
city’s Ghazal lovers. The event was held at India Habitat Centre on Saturday.
Several writers, bureaucrats and <g data-gr-id="27">artistes</g> attended the show that brought alive the works of <g data-gr-id="26">Jaju</g>.
The programme featured a ghazal rendition by Shashank Shekhar, an accomplished singer and composer who was recently awarded the title of <g data-gr-id="31">Aftaab</g>-e-Ghazal, by the government of Telangana. Shekhar <g data-gr-id="32">perfomed</g> Jaju’s popular ghazals.
The highlight of the concert was the use of classical raga by Shekhar in his rendition. There was a synergy between the words of <g data-gr-id="28">Jaju</g> and Shekhar’s voice which was heartily appreciated by the audience.
Among the ghazals which impressed connoisseurs were — Arsa Hua Ke Mar Gaya, Andar Ka Aadmi, Bheegi Raat, Bhari Barsaaten and Lautegi Ab Barsaat Liye, Teri Jhalak Bhi.
Jaju, who passed away in 2012 at the age of 70, was a multi-faceted man. He was an avid traveller and voracious reader. However, he was a poet by heart and left behind an impressive body of work. He specialised in ghazals as well as Hindi poetry.
His knowledge and understanding of Indian culture and ethos was remarkable which is well reflected in his writing.
Jaju wanted peace and brotherhood in the country and wrote extensively about his vision of a just and fair society. Several collections of his poetry have been published in recent times.