Tuesday, May 1st, 2012
Artistes, Thespians, Corporate Leaders, Administrators and Members of Government vied with each other to reminisce and pay tributes to Sri Sathya Sai Baba on the morning of 1st May at Royal Turf club grounds, Mahalaxmi, Mumbai.Titled “Legend of Pure Love”, Mumbai saw an outpouring of Love among the men and women who packed every inch of available space of the extensive lawns of the Royal Turf club grounds on the blessed evening.
Pandit Shivkumar Sharma set the trend with his faultless rendering. He was followed by Smt. Devaki Pandit, Sri Geet Sagar, Sri Udit Narayan, and Smt. Anuradha Paudwal. There was also a group of students from Sri Sathya Sai Mirpuri College of Music,Prasanthi Nilayam who had come for participating in this great function. These students enthralled the audience with music sung with great devotion. Sri Hariharan’s soul stirring performance was the climax of the great evening. Mangala Arathi and singing of National Anthem marked the end. It was almost midnight when the curtains were drawn.
Among the large distinguished gathering were also present Sri K V Kamath, Chairman, Infosys and former Chairman, ICICI Bank Ltd.,Sri Rana Kapoor, Chairman, Yes bank Ltd., Sri Aditya Puri, CEO, HDFC Bank Ltd., Sri Vivek Jain of Western India Royal Turf Club,Sri Venugopal Dhoot, Chairman, Videocon Group of Companies, Smt.Indu Sahani, Sheriff of Mumbai, Smt. Shaina N C, Fashion Designer , Sri Gopinath Munde, BJP Leader, Smt.Jaywantibahen Mehta, Former MP, Sri Mohit Shah, Chief Justice, Mumbai High Court, Smt Geeta Reddy, Minister AP Government.
There was a large presence of the representatives from Print and Electronic Media with Live Webcast on Indiatimes, Sanskar, Television Channels in India and 90 other countries.
It may be recalled that Chennai witnessed a similar congregation of artistes who paid a musical tribute to Baba titled”Sangeetha Deeparadhana” on the 17th of March.Dana Gillespie,the famous Blues Singer has already performed in several European locations this past year.Mumbai has enlarged on that tradition setting the stage now for a global phenomenon of such tributes to this true Legend of Pure Love.