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Muktesh Chander (left) with Shripad Yesso Naik, Minister of State forTourism and Culture and Rakesh Gupta of Routes 2 Roots.

Muktesh Chander (left) with Shripad Yesso Naik, Minister of State forTourism and Culture and Rakesh Gupta of Routes 2 Roots.   | Photo Credit: 21dmc MUKTESH CHANDER

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Flautist Muktesh Chander performed at the launch of his new album

The public perception of a police officer is of a man stickler for discipline and firm when it comes to upholding the rule of law. Proving that appearances can be deceptive, the Capital witnessed the emergence of a musician, Muktesh Chander, an Indian Police Service officer. The music album Nostalgic Flute Magic by the artist was launched by Shripad Yesso Naik, the Minister of State for Tourism and Culture. The event was organised by Routes 2 Roots a non-governmental organisation at India International Centre in the Capital where the audiences were entertained with several hit melodies from Hindi cinema played on the flute by Muktesh. Rakesh Gupta and Tina Vachani of the NGO too were present in the event.

Admitting that “policing is a difficult task,” the artist said, “I had taken up the flute when I was young and with the release of this album my dream has come true.” Dedicating the record to his family and friends who had motivated him, he added that “my wife, Sunita Chander has been my inspiration and I dedicate all the songs to her.” The album consists of golden hits of yesteryears and also contemporary hits.

Post-launch of the album, Muktesh enthralled the audience with his rendering of melodious tunes from Hindi films, including “Jhil mil sitaron ka”, “Teri aankhon ke siva duniya mai” and “Tumhi ho”. He said life was nothing without music and described the flute as a “divine instrument” used by Sri Krishna. He said that he was dismayed when his friends requested him to play songs like “Sheela ki jawani” and added “I politely refuse them citing various reasons and then wonder ‘How can the instrument bring out the jawani’?”

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