A big thanks for Khumaar says Bipin Pandit; Honoured says the industry stalwarts
With a view to give a break to their highly stressed out lifestyles stalwarts from the industry recently came together to enjoy a quiet evening of soulful music of Khumaar -an initiative by Bipin Pandit, COO of The Advertising Club. ‘Khumaar’ is an extremely talented group of musicians, singers and composers that performs live shows.
The function saw industry veterans mingle with musicians, composers and lyricists including Pyarelalji of the Laxmikant –Pyarelal duo who are known to have given the film industry innumerable classic hit songs. Bipin Pandit wishes to thank all who contributed in their own special way to make his book Khumaar a huge success and is also grateful to the audience who made it convenient to attend the function thus making it a grand event.
Pandit says “I feel the concept/idea to come out with a book on music whereby contributions are made by stalwarts from the Marketing, Media , Advertising and Journalism world as to who is there favourite Playback Singer or Music Director or Lyricist is a unique one. I thank God for planting the idea in me. It than became a project that I lived for 365 days. I did face many a challenges but the resolve was very strong.”
Pandit further adds “However a huge project like publishing your own book is accomplished when some friends hold your hand just to lend that assurance that they are with me. It certainly comforts you especially in light of the fact that a mega festival like GOAFEST 2013 was also round the corner.”
Pandit also conveys his thanks to all his Advertisers, Creative partners, the bigwigs of the industry who have written classy articles and reserves a special word of praise for Mitrajit, President and Publisher Chitralekha Group, Jaydeep Gandhi, Owner Jaya Advertising and Chaitanya Padukone employed at HDFC in a senior capacity and also the Dada Saheb Phalke award winner in the field of Journalism. It was he who introduced him to the Shehanshah of Melody the great music composer Pyarelalji and Ruhan Kapoor son of the legendary singer Mahendra Kapoor. He also helped him to organize the august presence of Pyarelalji as the Chief Guest for his function. He also wishes to thank all his near and dear ones for their support in this endeavour.
Adgully spoke to some of the other invitees present that evening to gain an insight of their experience at this unique event . Kalpana Rao, President Ad Club and Ravi Rao, Leader, South Asia, Mindshare too shared their thoughts about the same.
“It was a night full of nostalgia . I have seen Bipin on stage so many times but that night was special. Bipin releasing his book was a truly memorable event ,” said Kalpana Rao .
Appreciating the evening and sharing his thoughts about the book Ravi Rao said, “ It was one of my first experiences. It is the first time that I have attended an evening where there has been no unwarranted discussions but only great music . The book is a real gem and it’s style of writing is unique whereby the passion of a person comes forth clearly. I wish him all the very best.”