After pioneering homeopathy as a corporate enterprise, and launching his new magnum opus, self-help book on homeopathy, 'Healing with Homeopathy' this month, Dr. Mukesh Batra enthralled his friends and family with his melodious rendition of soulful ghazals, Ã¢â‚¬ËœShaam-E-Ghazal,Ã¢â‚¬â„¢ at P. L. Deshpande Maharastra Kala Academy, today.
Celebrities such as Ambika Shukla, Dolly Bindra, Ananya Banerjee, Barkha Roy, Arzan Khambatta and Nayna Kanodia added a splash of glamour to the melodic evening.
In spite of his extremely busy and packed schedule, Dr. Batra takes time out to pursue his favourite hobbies Ã¢â‚¬â€ photography and music Ã¢â‚¬â€ in which he has had no real, or long-term, training, apart from a passion Ã¢â‚¬Ëœto just do itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ his way. He has, in so doing, honed his zeal and skill for singing, for the last three years.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Mukesh Batra said, Ã¢â‚¬Å“Music is medicine. It heals. It also provides a safe, non-invasive therapeutic outcome for the mind, body and soul, just like homeopathy. The most important thing is Ã¢â‚¬Ëœriyaaz,Ã¢â‚¬â„¢ on a daily basis. It has helped me to evolve with a caring sensitivity to the power of sound, or soulful resonance, to appreciate life in all its forms. I am happy that this recital follows the path of my debut performance in light classical film music, held in January, this year.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Living up to its name, Ã¢â‚¬ËœShaam-E-GhazalÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ emerged a soothing balm for the mind and soul. Besides, it was also heartening to see the audience appreciate and applaud Dr. Mukesh BatraÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s melodious rendition of lilting ghazals, all through the concert.