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Gurgaon's Global Cultural Foundation remembers legendary singers
Gurgaon based Global Cultural Foundation, well-known for its many initiatives, also pays tributes to the legendary singers and actors of the Indian film industry. It organizes musical shows and concerts almost every month. Global Cultural Foundation (GCF) paid tribute to legendary Kishore Kumar on April 30 in a show called 'Zindagi ka Safar' at Gurgaon's Epicentre.

"We have done many shows to pay tribute to singers such as Hemant Kumar, Manna Dey, Mukesh, Mohmmad Rafi and also actors like Rajesh Khanna and now Kishore Kumar who still resides in the heart of all of us," Col. (Ret) R C Chadha, President GCF, told this citizen journalist .

GCF also organised shows to pay tribute to ghazal maestro Jagjit Singh and veteran film maker Yash Chopra. "After the death of Shiri Yash Chopra I saw no shows to remember him so I decided to pay him tribute and thank him for his contribution in film industry. GCF was the first one to do this kind of show," Col. Chadha added.

Col. (Ret) RC Chadha who is also a singer and an artist formed GCF six years back to support senior citizens of his nearby areas and residence initially but eventually started giving chance to young and budding singers and artists throughout the country and give them training and platform to present their talent in front of people.

I started this group when I saw many senior citizens have no work and are just lost in their passing age. So I decided to give direction and purpose to them and tried to pursue them to give chance to artists residing within them. At that time we were only six people and all were senior citizens but when we started getting known by people I thought to bring young people also who are looking for a single chance to sing and now we have around 400 to 500 people associated with us," said Col. (Ret) Chadha.

In six years of time GCF has given chance to almost 16 new and budding singers from 17-year-old Harjot Kaur to people who are 60. "In Zindagi ka Safar we have new singer from Mumbai Debu Mukherjee. He is very talented and you can listen to him by closing your eyes and you can't make out whether Kishore Da is singing or any one else. He also gives training to new people," said Chadha.

Performing many shows in Mumbai in the voice of Kishore Kumar, he has now shifted to Delhi, and now performs with GCF. In Zindagi ka Safar, 21 hit songs of Kishore Kumar were sung by Debu, and other singers at Epicentre.

The function saw presence of several glitterati of the city. Commissioner of Police, Gurgaon Alok Mittal, who was the chief guest of the event highly praised Global Cultural Foundation for their efforts to make popular music of bygone era, “Music is a great therapy for the human being. It can cure diseases like depression and anxieties,” said Mittal. The other singers who crooned popular songs of Krishore Kumar were Sandeep Sharma, Tej Singh, and Mrs Parminder.

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