Khumaar’s musical brilliance has industry asking for more

‘Khumaar’, the musical event organised by Bipin R Pandit, has been enthralling audiences for 11 years now. The11th edition of the show, held in Mumbai on Sunday, February 5, 2017, saw a full house of music lovers from the Advertising, Marketing, Media, PR and Communications fraternity. 

The musical extravaganza, sponsored by Colors, powered by Dainik Bhaskar, in association with Mahindra & Mahindra, was attended by 650 music enthusiasts, including Pradeep Guha, Bharat Dabholkar, Ramesh Narayan, Pratap Bose, Subhash Kamath, Ajay Chandwani, Pradeep Dwivedi, Paresh Chaudhry, Ramesh Iyengar, Jaideep Gandhi, Sandeep Khosla, Vikram Gaikwad and Bhusahan Khot, among many others. 

The theme for this year was ‘Valentine Special - Only Romantic Songs’, wherein a fine blend of old and new songs were rendered by nine singers. Commenting on the occasion, Bipin R Pandit, Owner and Founder, said, “The pleasure of giving a platform to a talented person gives immense satisfaction that is beyond description in words.” 

Given the huge popularity garnered by the event over the years, Khumaar will soon go regional at various places like Pune, Baroda and Nasik. 

Industry Speak 

As in the previous years, advertising, media and marketing honchos have come out in support of and deep appreciation for Khumaar. 

Pratap Bose, Co-Founder, Social Street

“I have seen Bipin Pandit’s Khumaar grow from strength to strength over the years. The popularity of Bipin’s histrionics, mimicry and one-liners make it a memorable evening, together with an array of remarkably talented singers as well. All in all, a very entertaining and warm evening with lots of pleasant memories.” 

Pradeep Dwivedi, CEO, Sakal Media Group

“In its 11th year, Bipin Pandit’s Khumaar was truly fantastic, with new talent and an awesome selection of romantic songs. Bipin’s unique hosting style made the entire flow very entertaining, and it was nice to see near-real covers of Rafi and Dev Sahab being rendered along with an excellent set of backup musicians. I think the fan following of Khumaar event is growing almost every year, kudos to Bipin for same.” 

Paresh Chowdhury, CEO, Madison PR

“Bipin’s curation of delivering music directly to the heart is amazing. The passion ignites the soul. Khumaar is a show we cannot miss.” 

Bharat Dabholkar, Actor, Ad Guru and TV personality

“My dear friend Bipin Pandit, who is the CEO of the Advertising Club of Bombay (the biggest advertising club in the world) and who is also an accomplished singer, mimicry artist, knower of shayaris and promoter of new talent, had his 11th show of Khumaar. It’s an amazing treat of great music, fun and as an add-on, you get to meet a lot of friends from the advertising industry. This year’s show was no different. Wishing him all the very best.” 

Ajay Kakar, CMO - Financial Services, Aditya Birla Group

“I am a big fan of Khumaar. Over the years, I have got addicted to it and do look forward to the next season well before the actual day draws near. Often, I have given a miss to conflicting and seemingly sought after events gladly to ensure my presence at Khumaar. To borrow from Ghalib, I would say that Bipin Pandit ka andaze bayaan he kuch aur hai!” 

Mitrajit Bhattacharya, President & Publisher, Chitralekha Group

“Khumaar is not just an annual musical concert, it is like a Manmohan Desai multi-starrer involving storytelling, huge starcast, high drama, great climax, larger-than-life characters. In short, total paisa vasool! Bipin, with his complete knowledge of the Hindi music industry over the past seven decades, conducts Khumaar like a master conductor.” 

Ajay Chandwani, Director, Percept Ltd

“Khumaar has been entertaining fans of Hindi film music of yesteryears with unbelievable sincerity and panache. The worlds of Rafi, Kishore Kumar, Mukesh, Manna Dey, Lata and Asha come alive with the talented singers and musicians. The show has for 11 years been curated and presented with great aplomb by the irrepressible Bipin Pandit, with his mimicry, anecdotes and filmy chutzpah. It brings me back year after year for more!”

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