Ghazal for a cause

MADRAS MIDTOWN Round Table 42 is organising a musical evening, featuring `Ghazal King' Jagjit Singh, on July 11 between 7.30 p.m. and 10 p.m. at the Music Academy.

Madras Midtown Round Table 42 is part of a non-profit organisation, Round Table India (RTI), which promotes fellowship of young, likeminded men across the country while contributing to many social causes. The proceeds of the show will go to a project undertaken by RTI "Freedom through education" which aims at helping one million underprivileged children in the country break free from the shackles of illiteracy through several multi-pronged programmes. Till June 2000, RTI has launched over 200 schools at a cost of Rs. 14 crores, benefiting over 2 lakh children.

Coming back to Jagjit Singh, his music is for both the connoisseur and the common man. He along with his wife, Chitra Singh, launched his first full-fledged ghazal album, "The Unforgettables", in 1976, and since then, there was no looking back. Today, Jagjit has more than 50 albums to his credit. He has also wielded the music composer's baton for a host of films as well as television serials. Besides, he has been actively associated with various social service organisations helping them raise funds either through live concerts or by releasing special albums dedicated to their cause.

Tickets for the show are priced at Rs. 2,000, Rs. 1,250, Rs. 750, Rs. 400 and Rs. 250. Interested persons may contact Shivkumar Eashwaran (98410-32307) or Balamukundan (98400-20949 or 8217109).

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