An evening devoted to the legends of music in Hyderabad

The city witnessed three musical maestros - KJ Yesudas, SP Balasubrahmanyam, and KS Chitra perform together for the very first time

By Author  |  Published: 1st Dec 2019  7:05 pmUpdated: 1st Dec 2019  7:11 pm
Singers KS Chitra (left), SP Balasubrahmanyam (centre) and KJ Yesudas (right).

The chilly evening in the end of November was filled with melodious songs that take people back in time. The rare event brought three legends who ruled the music industry for over a decade – KJ Yesudas, SP Balasubrahmanyam, and KS Chitra together on the same platform in a live performance.

The most-awaited soulful evening began with Chitra’s melodious voice renting the air with the song Kehna Hai Kya from the film Bombay. The fervent performance continued with SPB who sang Thalli Kattuva Shubhavela with his magical mimicry that left listeners in awe.

The audience were seen enjoying the live performance furthermore than the original.

Yesudas who yet again proves that age is just a number, sang Ka Karoon Sajni Aaye Na Balam with the same magical voice that he had back in 1977. The legend preferred to cover his head during the concert as he was uncomfortable with an open top stage. In between the performances, anchor Suma Kanakala kept the crowd engaged with her impromptu repartee with the performers which was a cherry on top in the concert.

Chitra’s Nuv Nuvvostanante Nenoddantana song which received ooh’s and ahh’s from the audience. Her melodious voice and fast music had the audience grooving. After the performance, SPB joked that rain should not listen to what Chitra is saying and it shouldn’t rain during such a lovely evening.

SPB who expressed gratitude to have sung for the star of that time, Akkineni Nageswara Rao then took the audience back in time with the hit song Vandanam Abhivandanam from movie Premabhishekam. Soon after, the legend challenged that he’d give a million dollars if the crowd doesn’t cheer for the upcoming song. But the music itself made the audience shout-out with claps and saved SPB’s million dollars. The song which didn’t let the audience resist their excitement was Anjali Anjali Pushpanjali by SPB and Chitra. The same excitement was seen among the audience for the song Saathiya Tune Kya Kiya by the same duo.

Towards the end, SPB and Yesudas came together with Singarala Pairullona from Dalapathi which brought the audience to their feet. The crowd was seen grooving and dancing to the song.

The closing touch to the memorable event was given with the most-awaited devotional song by the legends trio Ayyappa Hari Hara Vasam which left people with goose bumps at the end.

Governor of Telangana, Tamilisai Soundararajan graced the event with a short speech.


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