Ghulam Ali concert cancelled in Pune too

A day after Pakistani singer Ustad Ghulam Ali's concert in Mumbai titled 'Ek Ehsaas – Chaudavin Ki Raat' was cancelled following Shiv Sena's protest, a concert of the maestro which was scheduled to be held on October 10 at Ganesh Kala Krida Manch in Pune was also called off.

Written by Garima Mishra | Pune | Published:October 9, 2015 3:25 am
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A day after Pakistani singer Ustad Ghulam Ali’s concert in Mumbai titled ‘Ek Ehsaas – Chaudavin Ki Raat’ was cancelled following Shiv Sena’s protest, a concert of the maestro which was scheduled to be held on October 10 at Ganesh Kala Krida Manch in Pune was also called off.

Randhir Ranjan Roy, the business head and founder of Mumbai-based Panache Media, said, “The decision of cancellation of Pune concert was taken yesterday itself when we decided to cancel Mumbai concert.” The Mumbai concert was to be held on Friday at Shanmukhananda Hall.

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Panache Media has organised a number of Ghulam Ali’s concerts in the country in the past; this year’s concert was organised on the occasion of fourth death anniversary of the ghazal maestro Jagjit Singh. Roy added that the shows in both the cities were completely sold out. “Everyone will be given a refund of the amount paid for the tickets,” he said. While the Mumbai concert tickets priced between Rs 499 to Rs 5,000 per ticket, the price of Pune concert ranged between Rs 500 to Rs 2,500.

The Facebook page of the Ek Ehsaas Concerts had a post written on Thursday afternoon that read, “We regret to announce the cancellation of Ek Ehsaas Live concert by Ustad Ghulam Ali in Mumbai on 9th October and Pune 10th October due to some unavoidable circumstances. All online tickets will be refunded in 5 to 8 working days.”

It was on Wednesday that the Shiv Sena’s film indutry arm named the Chitrapat Sena, had submitted a letter to the admin department of the Shanmukhananda Hall, asking them to cancel the function and threatened that if their demand will not be followed, they will launch a protest in ‘Sena style’. On the other hand, an official from Pune’s Ganesh Kala Krida Manch stated, “We have not been contacted by any representatives of Shiv Sena. We have just received a letter from the organisers which states the concert has been cancelled.”

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    An
    Oct 8, 2015 at 5:19 pm
    MODI SENA MUKT BHARAT!!!
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      An
      Oct 8, 2015 at 9:10 pm
      Modi, sena mukt Bharat.
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        Avinash
        Oct 8, 2015 at 11:19 pm
        Shiv Sena is silent when stani politicians comes but when singers / cricketers they get all courage?
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          Sanjay
          Oct 9, 2015 at 2:22 am
          where is there so much hullabaloo about this third rate singer. He is not even good anymore.
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            hemkant
            Oct 8, 2015 at 7:43 pm
            Is the concert a problem of life and death for the people, who wants to listen this singer? To fight against India, stan purchasing 4 submarines. If any money goes to stan, people should know, where it will be used. If the records or DVDs are available, better listen it.
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              BharatK
              Oct 8, 2015 at 9:48 pm
              Good job, SS. We shall not allow Islamist stani to use our soil to get name and fame.
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                Rakesh singh
                Oct 9, 2015 at 1:07 am
                No one make such a noise when pak. Cricket team is baned..why making a issues on this..A right approach by sena every pak elements should to baned till they arrest all the prepatrators of Mumbai attack..we pay them,they pay tax to stan govt ..A portion of which is used for planning and executing bomb blast in our country..
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                  Rakesh singh
                  Oct 9, 2015 at 1:04 am
                  No one make such a noise when pak. Cricket team is baned..why making a issues on this..A right approach by sena every pak elements should to baned till they arrest all the prepatrators of Mumbai attack..we pay them,they pay tax to stan govt ..A portion of which is used for planning and executing bomb blast in our country...
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