HMM Hosts Music Composer Kaushal Inamdar’s Houston Concert


By Ravi Ozarker

HOUSTON: May 11th 2014 – Houston Maharashtra Mandal (HMM) hosted Kaushal Inamdar’s Concert at Berry Center, Cypress.

Shri Kaushal Inamdar is the music director of a super-hit Marathi movie called “BalGandharva”.  He is an accomplished singer and music composer.  He is also the music director of several recent successful Marathi movies, Pitruroon and Yellow.


Marathi Abhimangeet is Kaushal’s biggest achievement.  For the first time in musical history, more than 450 accomplished singers had come together for a single song. 112 professional playback singers have sung one line each for this composition. From 10 year old Mugdha Vaishampayan to senior singer Vittal Umap, each singer has lent his or her own special style and presence to make this song a collage of melodious voices.  The actual recording of the song took place over a period of 15 months across 3 different studios in Mumbai, Chennai and Thane.  A part of the song was recorded in A.R.Rahman’s studio in Chennai. Famous singers like Hariharan, Mahalakshmi Iyer, Hamsika Iyer, Shankar Mahadevan also have sung one line in this beautiful song.


Left to Right: Jaydeep, Kaushal, Mugdha, Mandar, and Aditya

Kaushal Inamdar with his team Aditya Oke (On Harmonium), Mandar Gogate (Tabla), Jaydeep Bagwadkar (Singer), Mugdha Hasabinis (Singer) entertained Houstonians for almost three hours. The show is absolutely unique, magnificently stitched together by Kaushal’s scenic musical tour of how music is written and created. He is a great song writer, singer, speaker, and entertainer. Jaydeep sang many famous songs from Kaushal’s recent movies along with Mugdha. Berry Center Theater was filled with their melodious voices and table and harmonium played by Aditya and Mandar.

The show began with a heart touching surprise performance by thirty children from three HMM Marathi Shala branches (Cypress, Katy, and Sugarland) who sang Kaushal’s “Abhiman Geet” specially for Kaushal and his team. Many people and parents were in tears to see their little ones sing such a great song that Kaushal had worked on.  Vaishali Khandekar, Marathi Shala (School) Lead, said that the kids, teachers, and parents had worked extremely hard for this event.  Kaushal congratulated all the children, parents, and teachers for their marvelous efforts.

In the beginning, Nivedan was done by Achala Bapat.  The event ended with a thank you note from Dipti Kanhere and HMM President Megha Ozarker.  Megha thanked the attendees, artists, children, committee members, volunteers, and HMM Sponsors (KT Bombay Grocers, Vishala Restaurant, and Maharaja Bhog Restaurant) for their support.

The hardworking team of fourteen HMM Committee members;  Megha Ozarker – HMM President, Manasi Pendharkar – Treasurer, Aditya Raje – Secretary, Amit Pendharkar, Suchitra Deo, Akshay Deshpande, Bhagyashree Dixit, Gajanan Borikar, Isha Amte, Kiran Khurd, Koushik Gumaste, Savita Kale, and Ravi Ozarker worked for two months to organize this mega event.  Several volunteers including, Anjou Sathe Keller, Shirish Khandekar, Avnav Jariwala and Falguni Jariwala also helped to make this event memorable.  HMM offered momentous to Kaushal and his team which were beautifully hand crafted by Vaibhavi Kotnis.

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