JAMMU: Dogri Sanstha organised a musical evening of Dogri ghazals ‘Sham-e-Ghazal’ based on the poetry written by noted Dogri poet, Rattan Doshi.
Rahul Kumar, Shyam Manyal, Apoorva Jamwal, Verindera Kapadia and Gursharan Kour presented the ghazals and mesmerised the audience with their melodious voice.
The Ghazals were composed by Sham Sajan, eminent singer and composer of national acclaim in classical Ragas like Bhopali Puria Dhanesh, Vairagi Bhairav Aasavari and Pilu. The programme culminated with a ghazal presented by Sham Sajan.
The singers were accompanied on Mandolin by Sanjay Kumar Pashi and Tabla by Karan Malhotra. The highlight of the programme was recitation of his Ghazals by Rattan Doshi.
President Dogri Sanstha, Chhatrapal said that Ghazals composed on Ragas, when presented in live programme, give immense pleasure to listeners and create a blissful atmosphere. Such presentations not only invigorate the human mind but also popularise poetry, he added.
“Ghazal is a favourite genre of poetry in Dogri and many poets like Ved Pal ‘Deep’, Shiv Ram ‘Deep’ and Virendra Kesar have given new height and depth to Ghazals”, he said.
Narinder Bhasin, Vice President of Dogri Sanstha, presented the vote of thanks.
Dr Nirmal Vinod, General Secretary and renowned poet conducted the proceedings.