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Pankaj Udhas, Rekha Bhardwaj to perform live for Hungama's Khazana: A Festival of Ghazals

Other ghazal singers Anup Jalota and Sudeep Banerjee are also expected to perform live at the musical event being held on 26 and 27 July.

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Hungama will live stream the 18th edition of Khazana: A Festival of Ghazals to a worldwide audience on 26 and 27 July. Ghazal singers Pankaj Udhas, Anup Jalota, Rekha Bhardwaj, and Sudeep Banerjee are headlining the musical event.

Ghazal fans around the world can tune into the Hungama Music, Hungama Play and its respective Facebook pages to see the ghazal show live. Morever, they can view catch-up content from the concert, after it is streamed, on Tata Sky Music, Tata Sky Music+, Mehfil channel, Airtel DTH iMusicspace – Nazrana channel, Hungama Play, Mi TV and Mi Music.

Besides these legendary singers, the winners of the second edition of Khazana Artist Aloud Talent Hunt, a one-of-a-kind contest held to find the best talented ghazal singers in the country, will also be performing. Hopefuls from 75 cities across India had participated in the contest which was seen online at Hungama Artist Aloud.

In a statement, Neeraj Roy, founder and CEO, Hungama Digital Media, said, “Ghazals are one of the most inspiring forms of art and we are elated to have been Khazana’s partners. Our association with Khazana allows us to leverage technology to take this exquisite craft to a global audience. We are thrilled to offer audiences worldwide a chance to watch ghazal legends live on our platforms. Additionally, we also feel honoured to support the two charities.”

The ghazal concert was founded by Udhas and YK Sapru, chairman and CEO of Cancer Patients Aid Association (CPAA). Ghazal maestros Talat Aziz and Anup Jalota have also supported the event since it was formed. All proceeds from the festival go to the Parents Association Thalassemic Unit Trust, of which Udhas is the president, and the CPAA.