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Bollywood singers, musicians do concert for cancer

Over 120 Bollywood singers and musicians, from four different generations, get together today for a concert to help fight cancer.

music Updated: Dec 10, 2011 14:40 IST
Nikhil Hemrajani
Nikhil Hemrajani
Hindustan Times

Today, noted Bollywood composers and music directors will come together for a charity concert, Music Heals, to support the Cancer Aid and Research Foundation (CARF).

The music event will see artistes like Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy (SEL), veteran music director Pyarelal Ramprasad Sharma and maestros Pandit Shivkumar Sharma and Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia, in tune with a 120-musician grand orchestra. Lending their voices for the cause are singers like Kavita Krishnamurthi, Alka Yalgnik, and Hariharan.

Organiser of Music Heals, Jayanti Gosher, who has composed music for films like My Name Is Khan (2010), Paa (2009) and Cheeni Kum (2007) says, “This is the first edition of Music Heals but we intend to make it annual. This year, since we wanted to do something special for CARF, it was not difficult to rope in big names, who all agreed to support the cause.”

Shankar Mahadevan adds, “We decided to be a part of this show because, as artistes, we get a lot from our audience. So this was a way to give back what we get from our society. Even if we are successful in contributing 0.1 per cent through this concert, we would be glad that we did our bit.”

First Published: Dec 10, 2011 14:32 IST