Profound lyrics weaved with soul-stirring melodies – Sufi
music is an ethereal delight. Business mogul and philanthropist Sanjay Dalmia,
at his Tees January Marg residence, hosted a Sufi Night on 18 December. The
charm of soulful Sufi music left the guests in awe.
The celebration organized by Mr Sanjay Dalmia was laced with
a spiritual euphoria as the Nizami Brothers presented several of their mellifluous
compositions. Nizami brothers
are among the foremost Qawwali singers of the country, frequently performing at
Dargah Hazrat Nizamuddin Auliya, and have spread the magic of Sufi music across
Hailing from the illustrious Sikandara Gharana, famous for generating Qawwali gems, the Nizami brothers
share a magnificent family history. The Nizami family is believed to be
descended from the court singers of Sufi saint Hazrat Nizammuddin Auliya. The
family is also known for performing Qawaalis written by the revered poet Amir
Khusro in the honor of Hazrat Nizamuddin Auliya.
Nizami Brothers’ soulful renditions include the song ‘Kun
Faya Kun’ from the film Rockstar. The
trio also featured in the Salman Khan-starrer Bajrangi Bhaijan, where they were seen lending their vocals to ‘Aaj
Rang Hai’, a famous qawwali written by Sufi poet Amir Khusro.
The event witnessed the gathering of some of the most renowned
personalities of the capital as well as people from host Sanjay Dalmia’s close
circle. Celebrity astrologer and philanthropist Jai Madaan, politician
Shahnawaz Hussain and Rajkumari Alka Rani Singh of Pratapgarh graced the Sufi
Night with their presence.
Other guests present at the event included Saif Mahmood,
Vidya Shah, Ajay Mago, Madhu Jain, Charu and Anupam Parashar, Mannu Mansheet,
Manavi Rai, and Piya Bajwa to name a few. The attendees were seen relishing
scrumptious and authentic Marwari food, along with enjoying profound Sufi music.
Sufi music and poetry is based upon the principle of oneness
among the people, and an individual’s submission and subsequent union with the Supreme
Power. Sufi music usually finds its patrons among the music lovers who
appreciate finer gradation of art in its purest form.
According to Mr Sanjay Dalmia, Sufi creates an immaculate
connection with the Heaven, which is beyond the divisions of class, caste,
religion, race, language or nationality. “This Sufi night is a journey towards
Peace, Harmony, and Universal Brotherhood,” he said.
Mr Dalmia added, “More than anything else, it connects all
those who believe in the power of unconditional love, total surrender of ego
and unity of all. It gives me immense pleasure to have played host to such a
gleaming lot of people who share my love for Sufi music.”