Pankaj Udhas Live In Concert

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Pankaj Udhas, the name by itself sounds sweet and reminds one of a voice that is as sweet as honey itself. The man deserves the credit for making ghazals popular at a time when it was losing its foothold over the masses. And today amidst the cacophony of fast and pop music he has proved that ghazals still charm music lovers the world over and that music is not what is made out of machines but that which is made out of an artist's soul.

Pankaj was born on May 17, 1951 in Jetpur near Rajkot in Gujarat to a family of Zamindars. With his elder brother, Manhar Udhas already into stage performances, young Pankaj needed no initiation into the world of music. Even before he was five, Pankaj became conscious of his singing skills. But it was only after his first stage performance during the Indo-Chinese war that the music bug bit hard. He sang Ae Mere Watan Ke Logon and won for himself a prize of Rs. 51 that a gentleman in the crowd generously sponsored seeing his talent. The young boy was so moved by the episode that he made a firm decision to take up music professionally.

From his first ghazal album Aahat released in 1980, Pankaj has released around 40 albums with countless number of compilations. In all his albums he has always tried to present ghazals in a manner more appealing to the masses yet maintaining the essence of ghazals. Since singing ghazals by itself is a very limited area with very little scope for innovativeness, Pankaj has tried to use the little scope to the best as he could. In the process he has given the world of music some amazing ghazals, which will remain in the hearts of music lovers for time immemorial. 

Tour Dates

Friday 28 March 2008
Birmingham Symphony Hall
Saturday 29 March 2008
Manchester Opera House
Sunday 30 March 2008
Leeds Town Hall
Friday 04 April 2008
London Alexandra Palace
Saturday 05 April 2008
Leicester Athena
Sunday 06 April 2008
Glasgow Kings Theatre

Please book your tickets early as this tour will be a sellout

when: 05.04.2008 | 18.30 h thumb
Event title Pankaj Udhas Live In Concert
Where: Athena – Leicester
Category: Family Show