Mukhtar Shah will perform two concerts in Mauritius in tribute to the late Mukesh to celebrate the centenary of the latter's birth. He will revisit the emblematic songs of this legendary artist with multiple awards. The performances are scheduled for July 13 and 14, 2024 at the Caudan Arts Center.

To celebrate the centenary of the birth of Mukeshchand Mathur, better known as Mukesh, Immedia invites Maurice Mukhtar Shah. The latter will perform the legendary singer's timeless melodies during two concerts which will be held on Saturday July 13, 2024 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday July 14, 2024 at 3:30 p.m. at the Caudan Arts Center. Music lovers will be treated to unforgettable masterpieces from the 50s, 60s and 70s, including one of Mukesh's last songs, 'Kabhie Kabhie Mere Dil Mein', from the 1976 film 'Kabhie Kabhie'.

Hailing from Ahmedabad, India, Mukhtar Shah has enchanted audiences around the world with his performances, performing Mukesh's iconic songs. A winner of several prestigious awards, he also holds the record for the longest singing performance, having sung for 13 consecutive hours and performed 130 Mukesh songs in 2015 in Mumbai.

Mukhtar Shah will perform for the first time in Mauritius.

“Mukhtar Shah will perform for the first time in Mauritius. He will transport us through Mukesh's great hits to the delight of fans. He will be accompanied by singer Kosha Pandya and Mauritian musicians, including Vijay Munisamy, Sahil Gobin, Outam Laulsah, Rajay Pydayya, Nishal Boojhawon, Reekesh Sumputh, Vicky Munisamy, Ananth Chuttoo and Rounal Gobin, as well as four backing vocalists,” said Rama Poonoosamy, director of Immedia.

Speaking of Mukesh, Kamini Bubooa, manager of Immedia, explained that he had “a golden voice capable of painting a thousand shades of melancholy”. She added that for the concerts on July 13 and 14, a varied repertoire of Mukesh's most beautiful songs will be offered, “thus satisfying music lovers”. Tickets are Rs 1,200 for orchestra and Rs 800 for balcony. They are available on the website

A legendary singer with multiple awards

Mukesh died in 1976 at the age of 53, while on tour in the United States. He had a long-standing friendship with actor Raj Kapoor, which began in 1948 when Mukesh sang for the latter in the film 'Aag'. Together, they produced some of Bollywood's biggest songs, including in films such as “Awaara” (1951), “Shree 420” (1955), “Anari” (1959), “Sangam” (1964) and “Mera Naam Joker” (1970).

On learning of Mukesh's death, Raj Kapoor had said, “I have lost my voice. » Mukesh has received numerous awards, including several Filmfare Awards and the National Film Award. His last song, “Khabie Khabie Mere Dil Me”, released in 1976, also earned him a posthumous Filmfare Award.

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