The temple culture wasn't yet born in their times, but Raj Kapoor and Mukesh need
not despair. Their devotees are singing much after their times. And while the
mellifluousness of hymns in praise of the Big B is unproven, such questions do
not arise here. Even the Russians appreciated these melodies.
Suresh Gopal Naidu and his elder brother Nanda Gopal Naidu established Aarohi Arts in 1979. Nanda Gopal assisted Suresh in organizing these programs until he breathed his last in 1985, and from that day onwards Suresh has been running the show.
Aarohi was instituted in the memory of the great actor Raj Kapoor and the playback singer Mukesh, and celebrates two programs in a year: the late Raj Kapoor's birthday celebrations (on 14th of December) and the late Mukesh's birthday (on the 22nd of July). Today being Mukesh's birth anniversary, Suresh is celebrating his birthday and will present a musical night.
Suresh has been formally trained in Hindustani vocal, and will present 10-12 of Mukesh's hits, accompanied by Shilpa and Deepika. Shilpa and Deepika will also separately sing some of the hits of Lata Mangeshkar and Asha Bhonsle. Bhavani Vijay Kumar will present some Rafi hits in the end.
Mukesh's "Dil Jaltahai To Jalne Do", a roaring hit, paved the way for him
in the Hindi film industry as a playback singer, and "Jane Kahan Gaye Wo Din…"
became the rage of the nation, and even of Russia. Suresh will present both these
Please contact Suresh Gopal Naidu at 761-8274 for further details.