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As Benny Dayal conquers newer spaces with his music, he tells P. ANIMA it is organic partnerships that have taken him so far

music for life Benny Dayal photo: k. ragesh
music for life Benny Dayal photo: k. ragesh

Pointers to popularity matter to Benny Dayal. He keeps a close tab on them, for success yielded after some wooing. The morning after rocking the National Institute of Technology in Kozhikode to a two-hour live performance, one cannot blame Benny if he over-slept. When he appears, apology is profuse. The performance, though, has pleased him. “Mad” he says about the evening, the performance and the audience. A natural on stage, Benny has reasons to cheer on the playback front too. “My latest song ‘Locha-e-Ulfat’ from 2 States by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy was released on YouTube on March 13 and till last night (March 17) had recorded seven and a half lakh hits,” he says, the glint in his eyes getting sharper.

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