It was a mellifluous Super Play Back (SPB) singer - one of the country’s unforgettable singers S.P.Balasubramaniam singing in aid of Press Club of Bangalore member’s welfare fund at the Koramangala Indoor stadium on Monday evening.
The three hours musical treat was attended by Deputy Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, Transport Minister Mallikarjuna Kharge and Bangalore City Mayor P.R.Ramesh was noteworthy in the 35 history of Press Club of Bangalore.
The proposal Rs.1 crore reliefs for the journalists welfare by Chief Minister N.Dharam Singh was proposed by Deputy CM Siddaramaiah, Transport Minister Mallikarjuna Kharge and Member of Parliament Ambarish. The speakers on the evening profusely thanked Ambarish and SPB. Both Siddaramaiah and Kharge patted the 40000 songs singer SPB and hoped that this is a world record.
Besides this announcement the evening was memorable for two important events. One is the honor for Ambarish for his completion of 200 films was taken by Press Club of Bangalore before the Film industry could do, honoring the giant singer SPB by media fraternity, secondly the most importantly the musical evening by SPB and his team.
The musical evening starting at 6.30 pm went up to 9.40 pm with some of the well known songs from SPB. Mamaravello Kogileyello, Kalladhare Naa…., Jeeva Veene Midithada Sangeetha…., Kanasalu Neene Manasalu Neene, Jotheyali Jotheyali, Yello Adhu Yello Kivi Thumbo Raaga, Shankara Naada sharira…., Oh Geleya Jeevadh Geleya…, Noorendhu Nenapu, Nammura Mandhara Hoove, Santoshakke Hadu Santoshakke, Pallavi Anupalli song, Tere Mere Beech Mein…, Chaudhini Ka Chand…., and lastly Manniso Sadha Venkateshwarara…., came out one after the other from SPB to entertain the audience who have attended in large numbers. Archana Udupa, Surekha, Uday Ankola and Srinivas accompanied SPB in singing.
Veteran actress Jayanthi, Ramesh, Radhika, Vijaya Raghavendra, Chinne Gowda, Vinayaprakash her husband and daughter Prathama, Chytra Hallikere, Sumalatha, Yashi Ramesh, Lahari Velu, music director Kalyan, DCP Rammurthy were among the audience.
Akshay Krishna son of veteran actor Srinivasamurthy staged two dance for the film songs with his team Shadow troupe.