He did in 5 years what took Elvis 27 to achieve. Tonite, he's doing something Elvis would've never been able to do - find a huge audience in Hyderabad.
On the occasion of the 34th Annual Pandit Motiram Pandit Maniram Sangeet Samaroh from 30th November to 3rd December, the Department of Culture is organising a Bhajans recital by Bhajan Samrat Anup Jalota today at the Nizam College grounds.
Anup Jalota is a household name for bhajans. His father, Bhajan exponent Purshottam Das Jalota, is also his guru. Born in Nainital and educated in Lucknow, Jalota started his musical career as a chorus singer in All India Radio. He hails from the Shamiana Gharana of Phagwara, Punjab.
Although a Punjabi, Anup Jalota sings and speaks in 6 different languages. He has toured extensively, covering USA, Canada, Europe, West Indies, African, Mauritius and many Far East countries.
Known for his versatility, the smiling and ever-obliging Anup Jalota renders bhajans and ghazals with equal grace and finesse. No wonder that wherever he goes, his easy charm and mellifluous voice holds his audience spellbound in admiration.
A brilliant singer, Jalota has accomplished in 5 years what took Elvis Presley 27 years to achieve, when in 1998, he surpassed Presley's record of 45 gold and platinum discs, with 58 discs of his own, a Guinness world record too.
In memory of his late father Pandit Motiram and brother Pandit Maniram, Sangeet Martand Pandit Jasraj organises a music festival every year at the Nizam College grounds, where his father and brother taught music to several students. The entry to the samaroh is free.
Please contact the Department of Culture at 2324-2482, for further details.