Ghazal Maestro and Padmashri recipient Pankaj Udhas is coming to the UK for a series of concerts- a treat for Ghazal fans.
There isn’t a music lover whose eyes don't well up on hearing the song “ Chitti Ayi Hai” by the legend. This anthem of longing still tugs at our heartstrings and evokes a deep sense of nostalgia. 4 millions views with the geet “Chitti Ayi Hai” having breached the 104 million mark. This only reiterates the immense following and renown Pankaj Udhas enjoys. That is greatness of the soulful voice of the Padmashri awardee, Pankaj Udhas. With a singing career spanning over 35 years, Pankaj Udhas continues to be a music icon to millions of fans around the globe.
This art form has blossomed in his velvet voice. Amidst the cacophony of sounds that dominate today’s music scene, Pankaj Udhas’ velvet voice and melodious music makes a distinguished presence. His albums always embed a soul that stays with his listeners .
Pankaj Udhas concert tour this summer in August 2019 covers centres across the UK and Europe. He will regale the audiences with his popular ghazals including the soulful Aur aahista keeje baatein, Jiye to jiye kaise and Ye gam e zindagi kuch to de mashwara; racy numbers Chandi jaisi rang tera, Na kajre ki dhar, Aaj phir tum pe pyar aaya and some ‘intoxicating’ ghazals such as La pila de saakhiya, Maloom mai sharabi nahi and Hui mahangi sharab ki todi todi piya karo.
The popularity of this very winsome ghazal singer can be guaged from the views his ghazals receive on youtube. Many of his ghazals have crossed the
And with this reputation comes great social responsibility. Pankaj Udhas is committed to promoting new talent in music and keeping the tradition of Indian music alive in the hearts of the younger generation. His annual offering “Khazana- A festival of Ghazals” gives young, new talent a platform to showcase their musicality to an eager audience. Sharing the stage with stalwarts from the industry, this is indeed a golden opportunity for upcoming stars. The proceeds of the show are used for the benefit of cancer and thalessemia patients. Pankaj Udhas feels blessed to be a vehicle of this remarkable charity and has been donating the proceeds of his landmark event “Khazana” for many years now.
Upcoming concert dates:
Fri, 16 August 2019, 8-11pm, Morningside Arena, Leicester
Sat, 17 August 2019, 7pm onwards, Eventim Apollo, London