Punjabi singer and star Harbhajan Mann’s show in Wellington earlier last weekend received a standing ovation by a packed audience of hundreds.

The singer had earlier performed in Auckland several times, but this was his maiden performance in Wellington, which was organised by Wellington Punjabi Sports and Cultural Club due to public demand.

The live concert was held on Friday, July 26 at Sacred Heart College, which was selected as a bigger venue since the previous event centre had a lesser capacity.

“The demand for the event was huge and so was the turnout at the concert,” a spokesperson for Wellington Punjabi Sports & Cultural Club said.

The show started with the famous song ‘Pta ni rab’, followed by his range of other hit numbers as Kangan, Galla’n Goriya’n, Punjabi Boliya’n etc.

“There were two sets of audiences at the concert, one who was mesmerised Harbhajan’s songs who sat on their seats comfortably enjoying the show and the others who went on to the space allocated for the audience to dance,” the organisers said.

Harbhajan’s show as expected was full of nostalgic hit numbers that he has sung in his early years in the industry along with songs from his hit films and albums.

“What a night, spellbinding performance which will last in the memories of people for many years,” posted one of the concert-goers after Harbhajan Mann’s event.

Just before the show on Friday, July 26, Harbhajan Mann was honoured at the Parliament for his contribution to the Punjabi entertainment industry.

“Punjabi music legend Harbhajan Mann was bestowed with this honour in the NZ parliament by National List MP Kanwaljit Singh Bakshi,” the spokesperson from WPSCC said.

Harbhajan Mann’s show in Auckland on Saturday, July 27 was also said to be a massive success with a full house attendance at Vodafone Events Centre.