Music Concert by Sumeet Tappoo…

A week-long festivity celebrating 86th Birthday of Bhagawan got underway with a vocal musical serenade by upcoming singer Sumeet Tappoo on the 16th November evening in Prasanthi Nilayam. The festivity would continue till the Birthday of Bhagawan, on the 23rd November 2011.

The singer, who had the rare privilege of singing in Bhagawan’s physical presence on earlier occasions, began with a Telugu verse offering millions of salutations before drifting into Hindi singing paeans to Beloved Bhagawan.

A Ganesha vandana accompanied by a string of nine pieces followed. Renditions ranged from singing in praise of Mother of The Divine, Maa Easwaramma, to singing His glory listing various attributes of the attributeless Divine. “Jaago Prasanthi…” and another piece calling Him out as the sweetest of all mothers, “Jisne Sajaaya Kushiyaan Hamaari, Sabse Achi Sabse Pyaari Sai Maa” stood out stirring nostalgic feelings in the audience.

Singing with a touch of feeling with moments of scintillating melody immersed in ‘bhava’, devotional feeling, often drifting into interludes of commentary recalling blessed moments with Bhagawan, the singer elicited rapturous applause from the audience in appreciation of his singing. The seventy minute concert ended with a bhajan, began with an aalap “Thum Ithna Karna Swami…”

Sumeet was accompanied by Nishikant Barodekar on Tabla, Piush Pawar on Santoor, Vinod Sehgal on Flute, Abhilash Ganjawala on Keyboard, Sanjay Jaipurwala on Guitar, Sreedhar on Violin, Sanket Modi on Harmonium and Jagdish Kanadia on Dholak.

At the end of the session the singer and accompanists were felicitated by Trust officials. Bhajans by students continued for the next fifteen minutes and Prasadam was distributed to the entire audience before Mangala Arathi offering at 1830 hrs.

Earlier, the programme commenced with a brief introduction by Prof. Anil Kumar. The artiste in his address before the commencement of the programme, prayed to Bhagawan to grant ‘Divya Drishti’ to see His physical form officiating the programme. Sumeet had performed over 450 concerts all over the world and also has released number of musical albums.