Saturday, September 21, 2013

Mahesh Bhatt launched Farrukh Baig’s debut ghazal album Dastak in the capital

Prominent Indian film director, producer and screenwriter Mahesh Bhatt launched ghazal singer Farrukh Baig’s debut ghazal album DASTAK at India Islamic Cultural Center in New Delhi.

The fact that Farrukh never let go his passion for music has paid off as here he is with his first solo album, ‘Dastak’ which is being marketed by Venus Worldwide Entertainment Pvt Ltd.

Mahesh Bhatt appreciated Baig’s singing as well as the lyrics and the music of the album. He expressed happiness to see a youngster who has taken ghazal as his passion and urged everyone to contribute for the revival of the music genre.

Launching Dastak, Mahesh Bhatt said, “Farrukh’s voice echoes in your hearts even after the song has ended.”

The album ‘Dastak’ has six ghazals which have been written by Dr. M.S.Rahi and the music has been arranged by Navneet Kedar. Dastak will be available in the market both on the online platform as well as offline from the date of its launch. This album will surely delight the ghazal listeners the world over with its richness and class. With this Album, Venus is promoting a new talent and particularly in the genre of ghazals which badly needs a revival, in the post Jagjit Singh era.

Farrukh Baig fell in love with music at a very tender age of eight. However, he started his formal musical training at the age of fifteen. His first Guru was Ustad Qamar Mohd. Khan, a renowned All India Radio artist and a proud recipient of President of India Award.

Farrukh did not restrict himself to any one particular genre of music initially but developed a special liking for ghazals later on. During his college days, besides studies, it was just cricket and music. Soon he realized that to excel in either cricket or music, he had to give up one – and what he gave up is anybody’s guess.

The music journey of Farrukh Baig has been an interesting one. Despite being a management graduate, and being in the corporate world, it was music which remained an integral part of his life. His music exploits included doing shows all over, composing and singing a couple of title songs for serials, and some music shows on television. Still, he could never pursue it as a career. But music always remained paramount...