Singers from India and Pakistan will perform in a two-day festival of Sindhi sufi music that will begin here on Saturday, organisers said. Part of “Delhi Celebrates” series, it is presented by the Sindhi Academy, under the State department of art, culture and languages. It will be held at the Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts.

Vice President Hamid Ansari will be the chief guest on the second day at a Kathak presentation. Sindhi singers Shanti Hiranand, Dushyant Ahuja, Uma Lalla, Ghansham Vawani, Sadhna Bhatia, Kajal Chandiramani, and Veena Shringi from India will be joined by Tufail Sanjrani and Taj Mastani from Pakistan, said the statement. “India and Pakistan share a beautiful cultural legacy of Sufi poets. The legacy of mystics like Shah Abdul Latif, and Amir Khusro are cited in our shared traditions and finds resonance on both sides of the border,” Sindhi Academy secretary Sindhu Mishra Bhagia said in a statement. A Sufi music album will also be released on the first day. — IANS

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