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Ganga Jamuni Tehzib at Lokmat Musical evening.

By Vijay Satokar
May 09, 2019
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.Nizami 'bandhu' qawwals, ....

One would hardly find anything common among the following: 
94-year old ace sculptor Ram Sutar, Minister in Modi government and MP from Chandni Chowk Vijay Goel, Congress veteran Abhishek Manu Singhvi,  Editor-in-Chief of Press Trust of India, Vijay Joshi, Writer, poet and former Secretary MEA Dr. Dnyaneshwar Mulay, his writer wife Sadhna and an auditorium full of Delhi's elite.
But on an extended sabbatical, 'aamchidilli' found irresistible an invite from the Lokmat group of newspapers to attend 'Sur Jyotsna', a musical evening cum award ceremony in the memory of the late Jyotsna Darda wife of Vijay bhai, the big boss of the newspaper empire.
And we found all the above and a mix of capital's gentry...
And a confluence of what Delhiites would call Ganga Jamuni tehzib.
Darda's Lokmat, second Marathi newspaper to be published from Delhi after Loksatta,  is making a valuable contribution to efforts to connect with and bring together  the Rajdhani's Marathi manoos on a common platform.
So, besides the smiling Vijay bhai, there was Vaibhav Dange and Vivek Garge of the Delhi Marathi Pratishthan, Jyoti Dennison, Brig. Suhas Kulkarni, Shriram Joshi, Manish Dabhade, Dr. and Mr. Satvik...and many others.
It won't be wrong to say concerted efforts have made Delhi's Marathi population to look forward to anything Marathi that happens in the capital from Marathi cinema, music concerts or lectures.
The musical evening saw Lokmat group felicitating upcoming singer artist Arya Ambekar and percussionist Taufik Qureshi. And followed scintillating performance by Qawwals Nizami brothers.
Thanks, Lokmat!
Lokmat Delhi has a brand new Resident Editor Vikas Zade. Best wishes, Vikas.
A suggestion for Vijay bhai Darda. He may move the next award ceremony to Kolkata. But in Delhi,but he should make the programme an annual event for the capital. let the Sur Jyotsna musical evening become an annual event.

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