BOSTON—Chitrani Lahiri, wife of veteran singer and composer Bappi Lahiri, will be the Chief Guest of Boston’s Nazraana concert, organizers of the event announced.
Mrs. Lahiri was the first female producer to receive the prestigious National award (Golden Lotus) for the film “Lal Darja” (Bengali) in the year 1997. She played an instrumental role in her husband’s career spanning over five decades.
Dubbed as Nazraana, the mega musical show will be held live with a band of approximately 40 musicians from Mumbai on Aug. 20 at The Hanover Theater and Conservatory for the Performing Arts in Worcester, MA.
The concert features maestro Vijay Prakash, the Oscar and Grammy winning song vocalist and winner of multiple Filmfare awards, along with the Indian Nightingale of New England and Radio Mirchi Award winner, Anuradha Juju Palakurthi.
The program is organized by Samarthanam USA, India Association of Greater Boston (IAGB), India Society of Worcester (ISW), Juju Productions and number of other Indian-American community organizations. This concert is also part of IAGB’s celebration of India’s 75 years of Independence – Azadi Ka Amrit Mahatsov.
The concert will benefit the Samarthanam Trust for Disabled, India. Samarthanam empowers differently-abled and underprivileged sections of the community across India through specialized education and skilling programs.
“On behalf of Samarthanam USA, it is my pleasure to welcome Mrs. Chitrani Lahiri to the grand musical spectacle, Nazraana,” said Varavani Dwarki, President of Samarthanam USA. “We are particularly honored that Mrs. Lahiri has agreed to be the Chief Guest of the musical evening as her first public appearance since Bappi Da’s untimely demise. We welcome her and their family, and are thankful for their gracious support and participation.”
Prashanth Palakurthi, producer of Nazraana and CEO of Juju Productions, said that Juju Productions has collaborated on a number of projects with two generations of India’s Lahiri family.
“We’re looking forward to receiving and welcoming Ms. Lahiri to Boston at one of the biggest music shows in New England,” Mr. Palakurthi said.
Ticket prices include dinner and is available at: www.Sulekha.com/Nazraana22.
All proceeds benefit Samarthanam Trust for Disabled, India.