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Tumsa Nahin Dekha: 6th Annual OP Nayyar Nite

Ranjani Saigal
11/21/2012

Each year the fans of O.P. Nayyar or “Opiums” as they like to call themselves gather to celebrate the music of the maestro.  Under the stewardship of Siraj Khan who can claim the title to be OPN’s No. 1 fan, the sixth annual O.P Nayyar event titled “Tumsa Nahin Dekha” turned out to be a fun event.  The event was held on Friday Nov. 16, 2012 at the Chinmaya Maruti Auditorium in Andover, MA.

Local singers Anusha Kulkarni, Diya, Meena Sundaram, Nayanika, Rageshree, Selina Banerjee, Shua, Ashish, Pankaj Shah, Sankar Gangaikondan, Salman Dar, Shantanu Sen and Shekhar Shastri did a fine job of presenting OPN’s compositions. From the simple to the complex, the singers effortlessly succeeded in presenting the compositions of the maestro. 

This year dancers Pushpa and Suresh Naidu added to the glory of the event. It was a sheer delight to see  their graceful movements on stage set to Meri Neendon Mein Tum. Arsh Mehrotra also set the stage on fire with her dance to a medley of OPN’s compositions. Arsh also served as co-emcee for the event. 

Shekar Shastri’s rendition of semi-classical songs showcased OPN’s ability to handle classical music. OPN always claimed he knew nothing about Ragas but some of his compositions clearly show this to be untrue. 

Meena Sundaram presented several duets. Kitna Haseen Hai Yeh Jahan with Ragashree was impressive as the two voices had to match. The best costume award always goes to Salman Dar who makes great effort to bring the character to life with his unique hats and clothes. 

The surprise item was from 4-year old Diya Das, who stunned the audience with her flawless rendition of Zulf lehrayee to savan ka maheena aa gaya, originally sung by Vani Jairam to OP Nayyar's composition. Diya is the daughter of Nayanika, who is also an OPium. Shua K Arshad mesmerized the audience with her solos and duets.

The OPN Memorial Trust was the beneficiary of the net proceeds of the event. The Trust helps aged and forgotten singers, musicians, dancers and other deserving artistes. Our fun and entertainment goes a long way!

The event each year is always delightful. This is the sixth year of the event. We look forward to many more such lovely events in the future.



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