Saturday, September 26, 2009

Abhijeet's Lokhandwala Durgotsav 2009

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This is my new set on Flickr shot this evening,singer Bollywood celebrity Abhijeets Lokhandwala Durgotsav 2009.
This pandal is Abhijeets baby from the word go, period , sponsored by Times of India.

One of the most beautiful Pandal of the few I have shot at Bandra Khar and Juhu. I was here for a short while , I had come on some work at Veera Desai Road and cutting across a lane reached the Pandal by rickshah.

I met Abhijeet too,in a silk kurta and the most exotic Bengali dhoti, he was really very humble , crowds gathering around him to shoot his pictures , and Abhijeet is Ma Durgas chosen son..he has made her a brand equity , she touches the core of all Bengali hearts including this Muslim one too.
I have shot Abhijeets Durga Visarjan a few years back at Juhu..

Abhijeets love and dedication and devotion for Durga has borne fruit.. this pandal mystifies your soul holding you in a clutch and wont let you go...I have captured the magic of this pandal on digital film..I must mention the volunteers of this Pandal in designer threads made for the occasion are exemplary in their duty to Ma Durga ..their humility touched me immensely.

The Times of India journos dont much care for bloggers writing them off in carefully worded obits, , but blogs dont die unless you delete them...and a photo blog lives on forever blessed by divinity for all time..be it Lalbagh Cha Raja or Durga or Jesus on the streets of Kalina on Good Friday..Pitru Paksh at Banganga or Idd Namaz at Bandra Station Road..

Thank you Times of India ..
Thank you Abhijeet.

Lalbaugh Chya Raja Mukut Darshan 2019

I am perhaps the only Muslim shooting Lalbaugh Chya Raja for over 20 years or more ,,thanks to Mr Sudhir Salvi head honcho of the Mandal.....