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Bringing some magic

Renowned homeopath and Padma Shri recipient, Dr Mukesh Batra, founder and chairman, Dr Batra’s Healthcare Group, delighted the audience with his melodious voice at a recently held concert at Y B Chavan Auditorium. Mandira Bedi, Varsha Usgaonkar, Malti Jain, Naynaa Kanodia, Khalid Ansari and Samir Mondal were the guests of honour at this function.

Dr. Mukesh Batra
Dr. Mukesh Batra

The opening song of the event was sung by Hriman Batra, Dr Batra’s eight-year-old grandson, followed by a duet by Dr Akshay Batra and Hriman Batra.

Dr. Akshay Batra with his son, Hriman
Dr. Akshay Batra with his son, Hriman

The success of the past concerts motivated Dr Batra to organise ‘Yaadon Ki Bahaar 5,’ an annual charity musical show for Shepherd’s Widow Home.

Varsha Usgaonkar and Mandira Bedi handing over the cheque to the foundation
Varsha Usgaonkar and Mandira Bedi handing over the cheque to the foundation

The home takes care of over 30 old widows and provides them with free housing, medical care and other necessities. Dr Batra’s Clinic has been associated with it for past 30 years, providing free lifetime treatment to inmates.

Artist Samir Mondal
Artist Samir Mondal

Dr Mukesh Batra said, “These women have gone through so much in life and I think it’s our duty to see that they don’t spend their twilight years in isolation, pain and misery.

The audience enjoying the concert
The audience enjoying the concert

They don’t need our pity but our love and care, more so, because they feel lonely and left out from their families. This concert is not about the money that goes to them or the charity; it’s a tribute to their spirit.”

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