Hyderabad: Sparsh Hospice, which is coming up with a palliative care facility in the city outskirts, is organising S. P. Balasubrahmanyam concert night on March 31, to generate funds for a novel cause. Dubbed as ‘Sparsh Nite 2018-The Life and Times of SP Balasubrahmanyam’, the concert aims to raise close to Rs 50 lakh for end-stage cancer patients.
Sparsh Hospice, which at present is located in Banjara Hills, is undertaking construction of a palliative care facility over an acre of land in Khajaguda, which was allocated by the State government on a 33-year lease.
A corpus fund of Rs 10 crore is being raised from various sources for construction and maintenance of the new facility. “Sparsh Nite at Shilpakalavedika is an annual event organised to generate funds for terminally ill patients. The new building itself will cost close to Rs 10 crore and we are trying to raise funds from various sources,” said CEO, Sparsh Hospice, Ram Mohan Rao.
According to Rotary Club of Banjara Hills, which manages the hospice, the event will feature Balasubrahmanyam’s sister SP Sailaja, his son Charan, Shweta Pandit, Sri Krishna, Sameera, Revanth, Srinidhi, Ramya Behera Balavika, Rina Kamal and others.
Noted personalities from Telugu film industry including director K Vishwanath, actor Daggubati Rana, Allu Arjun, writer Sirivennela Sitarama Sastry, Brahmanandam, music director RP Patnaik, Ali, Mohan Babu, Nagababu, Lakshmi Manchu and others.
For donations: www.sparshhospice.org, Bank: Yes Bank, Account Name: “Sparsh Hospice”; Account no: 025094600000400; IFSC Code: YESB0000250