Mumbai : The Chief Operating Officer for The Advertising Club, Mumbai Mr Bipin R Pandit’s ‘Khumaar’- a specially curated Hindi Musical Concert is celebrating 10 glorious years on Saturday 2nd July 2016.
The idea for this concert was to bring together all music lovers from the Advertising, Marketing, Media, PR and Communications fraternity for a wonderful evening of popular yesteryear hits and current chart toppers.
It was in 2006 precisely a decade back, that Bipin R Pandit started his group, Khumaar, which rendered covers of hit Hindi songs sung by musical stalwarts like Rafi, Kishor, Mukesh, Asha, Hemant Kumar and Mana De. The troupe comprising of 18 artistes, have performed at iconic venues across Mumbai, Gujarat, Chennai and Bangalore.
Over the years, many luminaries have graced Khumaar such as Pyarelalji, Pandit Suresh Wadkar, Roop Kumar Rathod, Sonali Rathod, Pradeep Guha, Ramesh Narayan, Prasoon Joshi, Bhaskar Das, Shashi Sinha, Ajay Kakar, Ajay Chandwani, Anurag Batra, Subhash Kamath, M. G. Parameswaran, Pratap Bose, Sunil Lulla, Bharat Dabholkar, Nagesh Alai, Avinash Kaul and Pranesh Misra.
Khumaar’s last show held on 26th September, 2015 at the Manik Sabhagraha, Bandra, Mumbai was attended by 600 people. This year they are scheduled to perform at the same venue on 2nd July 2016 at 5.30pm, to mark their 10 years as a successful musical brand. It will be an engaging corporate musical night attended by the heads of marketing, media and advertising world.
Bipin Pandit had previously launched a widely popular Coffee Table Book on Music also called “Khumaar”. The book has a collection of 37 stories by M.D.’s, CEO’s & CMO’s of the Advertising, Marketing, Media & Journalism World. Some of the prominent names who have contributed articles are Piyush Pandey, Bharat Dabholkar, Ayaz Memon, CVL Srinivas, M. G. Parameswaran, Nagesh Alai, Apurva Purohit etc.