The fifth edition of the Rafi-Mukesh-Kishore Night was an unforgettable night for the music lovers of Auckland. The event, which took place at the Victory Convention Centre last weekend, was high on music, energy and nostalgia.

 

Organised by the Creations Group NZ, the show had the presence of many dignitaries, including  Hon Consul of India in Auckland Bhav Dhillon,  Former MP Kanwaljit Singh Bakshi and Sunny Kaushal of the Crime prevention Group/Dairy and Business Owners’ Group.

 

The three-and-a-half-hour event saw all the attendees drenched in the soulful songs sung by the legendary Mod Rafi, Mukesh and Kishore Kumar. Moreover, this year the concert paid tribute to three more musical icons: Lata Mangeshkar, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, and Jagjeet Singh.

 

The show paid tribute to music stars KK and Bappi Lahiri, who passed away this year.

Arif Zia, Director of Creation Group and a known singer who has been involved in similar shows for more than ten years, told Indian Weekender, "It was a super successful event. Seeing more than 900 people coming together and enjoying our music was terrific. We also gave tribute to music stars KK and Bappi Lahiri, who left us for the heavenly abode. It was heartwarming to see the love of so many people.”

While Zia sang Rafi songs, he was joined by Viraj, who sang for Mukesh, and Joseph, who performed Kishore Kumar songs. Other singers on the show included Vidya Teke Arpita, Ankita Ghatani, Nisar Mirza and Ravi Shetty.

Sharing her experience, Swati Verma, one of the attendees, said, “ I thoroughly enjoyed the night. The outstanding performers transported me back to the golden era of Rafi, Mukesh and Kishore. I will certainly wait for the next one.”