The love of classical music can be guessed as the lovers flocked to the opening of <g data-gr-id="20">Swar</g> Utsav 2015, the Indian music festival organised by Shree Gulab Rai Charitable Trust at FICCI Auditorium. The event kicked off with the lighting of the inaugural lamp by C R Rai, Founder, Gulab Rai Charitable Trust and R K Sinha Member of the Parliament. Indian singer and musician Anup Jalota took the center stage, as he <g data-gr-id="21">performsed</g> some of his Hindu devotional Bhajans and Ghazal.
Anup Jalota mesmerised the audience by some of his famous Ghazal and Bhajans such as Laaga Chunari Mein Daag, Apne <g data-gr-id="22">hathon</g> <g data-gr-id="23">se</g> <g data-gr-id="24">yoon</g>, Shamma Bujhi <g data-gr-id="25">rafta</g> <g data-gr-id="26">rafta</g> followed by a fusion concert, Confluence, which had maestros like Pandit Debu Chaudhury (Sitar), Pandit <g data-gr-id="27">Vishvamohan</g> Bhatt (Mohan Veena), Vidushi Sumitra Guha (Hindustani Classical), Pt Deepak <g data-gr-id="28">Maharan</g> (Kathak) and many other renowned artists. Several ministers of Government of India were invited as chief guests such as Minister of State for Textiles, Panabaaka Lakshmi, and Minister for Tourism, Subodh Kant Sahai.
The mesmerizing music &and bliss came to an end with people asking for more. Speaking about the event, C R Rai, founder, Shree Gulab Rai, Charitable Trust said, “To promote Indian classical music, Gulab Rai, Charitable Trust regularly organises an Indian classical music programme every year by the name ‘Swarutsav’ . Swar Utsav was started in 2010. We at Gulab Rai, Charitable Trust are proud to be reviving this grand stage and bringing the best classic music in the country together for
The annual music festival which won many <g data-gr-id="19">accolades,</g> had maestros performing and thousands of fans listening to them. Gulab Rai Charitable Trust was established in the memory of late Lala Gulab Rai ji to promote academic as well as music and cultural education.