Artistes perform on Hridaynath’s birthday

Mumbai: Young musicians showcased their talents on the occasion of renowned composer Hridaynath Mangeshkar`s 73rd birthday here on Tuesday.

Mangeshkar has been the recipient of several awards, including the prestigious National Award, and has composed many songs in Hindi and Marathi languages.

Upcoming classical artistes such as Niladri Kumar, sitar player, and vocalist Ustaad Rashid Khan performed along with renowned Padma Vibhushan-winner (India``s second highest civilian honour), Ustad Amjad Ali Khan, on the occasion.

"This is a great platform for young artistes to perform on. I feel it opens the doors for the new generation who will create music in the future. It is a great feeling to perform in front of Bharat Ratna (India``s highest civilian honour) award winners, Lata Mangeshkar and Pandit Hridaynath Mangeshkar. I don``t think I could have asked for a better audience," said Niladari Kumar.

The evening continued with musicians taking a trip down memory lane by performing songs composed by Hridaynath Mangeshkar.

His sisters, legendary singers Lata Mangeshkar and Asha Bhosle, along with Usha Mangeshkar and Meena Khadikar were also present on the occasion.