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Panch Marg of Versova is renamed as Sangeet Mahamahopadhyay Pt. Maniramji Marg. The unveiling of Sangeet Mahamahopadhyay Pt Maniram ji Marg saw a host of celebrities- Mayor of Mumbai Vishwanath Mahadeshwar and Pt. Hridaynath Mangeshkar were the Chief Guests. Pt.Maniramji’s youngest brother and foremost disciple Pt. Jasraj ji is in New Jersey and was connected on Video Conference throughout the function. He was truly overwhelmed and expressed his gratitude to BMC, Uddhav Thackrey ji and to all the people who had gathered there on this extremely hot, humid sultry evening.Maestro Hariharan reminiscing his younger days, remembered the times he had spent with Pt. Maniram ji with love and reverence. Pt. Hridaynath ji has vivid memory of the 3 Pandit brothers’ 1st performance he attended. His respect for the erudite musician was evident.
There was brief melodious performance by Pt. Jasraj ji’s students, viz. Rattan Mohan Sharma, Ankita Joshi, Anand Sharma, Swar Sharma, amongst many others which left the audience spell bound. Durga Jasraj strung the entire evening together with personal anecdotes and threw light on the contribution of the great legend as a vocalist and composer. He composed the iconic “Mata Kalika” among many others…
Host of celebrities who attended this evening were Madhura Jasraj, Durga Jasraj, Shaarangdev, Hariharan, Pt. Hridaynath Mangeshkar, Vijayeta Pandit, Taufiq Qureshi, Niladri Kumar, Vijay Ghate, Pt. Dinesh, Poonam Sinha, Kiran Shantaram and many others.