Late poet Surjit Patar celebrated during Ghazal Manch Surrey’s musical evening


By Hardam Maan

Ghazal Manch Surrey celebrated a melodious musical evening at Surrey’s Reflection Banquet and Conference Center. The Manch dedicated this evening of ghazals to late poet Surjit Patar. Ghazal singer Sukhdev Sahil, Parakhjit Singh, Dr. Randeep Malhotra and Meshi Bangar created a beautiful musical atmosphere with their melodious tunes.

At the beginning, the speaker of the forum, Rajwant Raj, paid an emotional tribute to the great Punjabi poet Surjit Patar and expressed his grief over his sudden demise. Everyone paid obeisance to the late poet by keeping a minute’s silence.

Parakhjit Singh, the first young singer of the melodious evening, presented his talent, artistry and musical insight with two ghazals. Dr. Randeep Malhotra shared his tunes with the audience by expressing deep understanding and emotions of ghazal through his art. Meshi Bangar from New York enthralled the audience with soulful tunes. He presented the ghazals of the poets of Ghazal Manch Surrey very beautifully.

Famous singer Sukhdev Sahil, who arrived from California, paid tribute to Surjit Patar by his ghazal ‘Balda Birkh Hain, Khim Hain, Bas Sham Tik Hain…’ With very emotional and charming ghazals, he won the appreciation of the audience.

His delivery reflecting vast experience and depth of artistry sent a heartwarming wave of musicals. Guest lyricist Preet Sangredi also appeared with his words. Sukhdev Sahil and Parakhjit Singh’s beautiful performance was the highlight of the melodious evening which will leave the audience with musical notes for a long time.

The biggest support for this musical evening was Jitender J Minhas and he expressed his happiness and promised to continue such support. Ghazal singers and associates were honored by Manch.

At the end, Ghazal Manch president Jaswinder thanked the audience, colleagues and media personalities for the overwhelming response and said that the forum will continue such programs in the future as well.