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Fitting tributes paid to ghazal samrat Bhat


Nagpur: The 87th beginning anniversary of acclaimed Marathi poet Suresh Bhat used to be celebrated by way of paying a befitting tribute to him on the narration and presentation of Marathi ghazals, on Monday. Organized at Kaladalan, Vidarbha Sahitya Sangh (VSS), Rani Jhansi Square, Sitabuldi, the programme used to be titled ‘Dola - Marathi ghazal: Pravaas ani vikas’.
Founder president of Sahitya Vihar and ghazal singer Asha Pandey and predominant of Lady Amritbai Daga (LAD) College Deepali Kotwal were present.

The coordinator for library of VSS Dilip Mhaisalkar, who conceptualized the programme, said, “Suresh Bhat used to be a mythical poet who hailed from Maharashtra. His literary works are celebrated across the country. This match used to be conceived to pay homage to him on his beginning anniversary.”

Shubhada Fadnavis delivered the hole remarks for the night. Flipping through the pages of Bhat's lifestyles, she said, “He used to be known as Ghazal Samrat for his interpretation of the ghazal form of poetry and its adaptation in the Marathi language. Bhat printed his first collection of poems titled ‘Roopgandha’ in 1961. In 1974, he printed his second collection ‘Rang majha vegla’. Both of these were the recipients of the state literary awards.”

The husband-wife duo of Sushma and Pradeep Mulmule, took to the degree to present a lot of soulful ghazals of Bhat like ‘Tarun aahe ratra ajuni’ and ‘Ranguni rangaat sarya rang majha vegla’. Sushma kindled the passion of the listeners with the narrative and info in the back of each ghazal.


They weaved magic with the renditions of other ghazals like ‘Gele ki ti vasant’, ‘Kiti ka kalahal l. a.’, ‘Yeyi sameep majha’ and ‘Lochanat tu cha tu’.


Sushma said, “Anger, envy, shame, contention and his angst about human struggling were reflected in Bhat's poems. He used to be well-liked some of the formative years due to the raging tone in his works.”


Pandey is known to be as the first feminine author of ghazals in the Marathi language. She used to be felicitated by way of Kotwal for her exemplary paintings.




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