The auditorium of Jawahar Kala Kendra was echoing with beautiful sufi music and ghazals sung by renowned musician Rajab Ali Bharti on Friday evening. Belonging to the Seniya Gharana of music, the nine time All India Light Music Competition winner won the hearts of the audience as he sung some of his beautiful compositions at the ghazal concert.
Among his compositions were ghazals like ‘Has ke bola karo, bulaya karo, aapka ghar hai aaya jaaya karo’ written by shayar Abdul Hameed Adam’, ‘Dil lagaya hai jo humne kisi se, dur hona pada zindagi se’ written by shayar Dagh Dehlvi and ‘Dil-e-naadaan tujhe hua kya hai, aakhir iss dard ki dua kya hai’ written by Ghalib. Bharti, who is grandson of Late Ustad Jamaal Khan (guru of legendary late Jagjit Singh) and nephew of Legendary late Ustad Mehdi Hassan, also performed a few ghazal hits of Mehdi Hasan like ‘Ranjish hi sahi’ and ‘Aaj Jaane ki zid na karo’ for the music lovers. The singer was accompanied by Amir Salim on Tabla, Sanjay Kumar on Guitar and Mohd. Faizan Khan on Keyboard.
Rajab Ali expressed that Ghazal is an evergreen genre of music and that he is happy to see even the youth becoming more intrigued towards it. He further expressed his happiness on the age of Ghazals being back again.