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CROONING GLORY: Singer Shreya Ghoshal performing at Kalavani auditorium in Visakhapatnam on Sunday. Photo: K.R. Deepak
CROONING GLORY: Singer Shreya Ghoshal performing at Kalavani auditorium in Visakhapatnam on Sunday. Photo: K.R. Deepak

Nivedita Ganguly

Musical nite organised by East Coast Railway Women's Welfare Organisation

  • Her song `Jadoo Hain' fetched her the National Award
  • Ehsan Qureshi of the Great Indian Laughter Challenge entertains audience

    VISAKHAPATNAM: She modulated her voice to match myriad moods. Dazzling in a black outfit Shreya Ghoshal looked more like a college kid than a crooner of chartbusters as she belted out melodious numbers one after another at the musical night organised by East Coast Railway Women's Welfare Organisation, Waltair Division, at Kalavani Auditorium on Sunday. The audience was all ears as Shreya began the musical evening with a song from Devdas. Then followed a slew of hits from the sensuous to the soulful Jism, Zeher, Paheli and Parineeta.

    Long journey

    "I have been waiting to come to Vizag for a long time," said the charming singer. Though Shreya had made plans to come to the city one day before the concert, due to the cancellation of flights she had to make the long journey by train. "It's a different experience altogether when travelling in a train. You get a real feel of the place and its beauty," she said.

    Paying her tribute to the legendary music director O.P.Nayyar who passed away on Sunday afternoon, she rendered a medley of songs composed by him. The emotional depth and haunting melody of these compositions combined with her honey-drenched voice transported the audience to a different era. Shreya made her mark in Bollywood starting with `Jism' in which her song `Jadoo Hain' fetched her the National Award, followed by Bairi Piya in Devdas and adding to her illustrious kitty with songs in Parineeta (Piya Bole) and Lage Raho Munna Bhai (Har Pal). Later, Ehsan Qureshi of the Great Indian Laughter Challenge fame send the audience into peals of laughter with his non-stop jokes.

    The chief guest for the evening was General Manager of East Coast Railway, Bhubaneswar, S.S. Khurana and the guest of honour was president of East Coast Railway Women's Welfare Organisation, Bhubaneswar, Arvinder Kaur Khurana. Divisional Railway Manager, Waltair, Indra Ghosh was also present.


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