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  • Venue
    Tata Theatre
  • Date Time
    6 October 2023 | 6:30 pm
  • Age Limit
  • Member Price
    Rs.450, 315 & 225/-
  • Non Member Price
    Rs.500, 350 & 250/-

Event Details

Ashit Desai, Hema Desai, Alaap Desai & others
Compère: Mukesh Joshi 

An NCPA Presentation in association with Kilachand Foundation
& Ashwin C. Shroff   

Music composer, lyricist and singer, Avinash Vyas (1912-1984), left an indelible mark on the world of Gujarati sugam sangeet (light music) through nearly 10,000 songs that he composed during the course of his career. Having had the privilege of being groomed under the legendary sarod maestro Allauddin Khan of Maihar, he went on to compose around 1,200 songs covering a wide range of subjects and moods for over 190 Gujarati films. Some well-known films for which he scored music were: Mahasati Ansuya (1943, with Allarakha), Gunsundari (1948, in Gujarati and Hindi), Bhagyawan (1953),  Andher Nagari Chaupat Raja (1955), Grihalakshmi (1959), Mehendi Rang Lagyo (1960), Hawa Mahal (1962), Taqat aur Talwar (1972), Santu Rangili (1976), Maa Baap (1977), Garvi Nar Gunaratan (1981) and Kanku ni Kimat (1983), amongst others. Besides using mainstream male and female singers, he was equally comfortable working with new talent. In fact, he was instrumental in introducing Geeta Dutt to Gujarati films.

This presentation will showcase a wide range of his songs in Gujarati along with a garba sequence, providing a glimpse of the versatility of the award-winning music composer. 


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