Mumbai, January 10th, 2015: Dr. Soma Ghosh launched her 23rd album ‘Chaand Tanha – a tribute to Meena Kumari’ at an event called Puchte Ho, toh Suno at the Rangsharda auditorium. Music composer Ravindra Jain and BJP minister, Vidya Thakur, launched Somaji’s album. At the event Dr. Ghosh performed ghazals and nazms from her album – Chaand Tanha, Ek Baigani si Khushi mein, Mere Meheboob and many more. Rishika Mishra the granddaughter of Kathak queen SitaraDevi also performed at the event.
Seen at the event were composer Vivek Prakash, music director and Himesh Reshammiya’s father Vipin Reshammiya, actress Anjana Mumtaz and Mahnaz Damania of Humpty Sharma ki Dulhaniya fame, singer/poet from Doordarshan Sailesh and senior vice president id8 Media Solutions Shalini Chuganee.
Dr. Soma Ghosh is an adopted daughter of veteran artist, Bharat Ratna awardee – ustad Bismillah Khan, an Indian musician credited with popularizing the shehnai.
Worldwide records have recorded this album and Mr. Vivek Prakash composes the music. The album is now out in stores.
Expressing her happiness on the launch of her 23rd album, Dr Soma Ghosh said, “Meena Kumari is one of the most prominent actresses in Hindi cinema and also an excellent poet. Her performances have been praised and reminisced throughout the years. This album is a tribute to this great woman and hope the listeners will like and appreciate the ghazals.’