23112021-LSTC-01.qxd 11/22/2021 11:47 PM Page 1 c m y b TRIBUNE Up next Vinay Pathak, Gul Panag, Rohan Vinod Mehra and Ranvir Shorey’s upcoming film titled 420 IPC releases on ZEE5 on December 17. The film is a courtroom drama. IANS CARDI B DIPLO CHANDIGARH | TUESDAY | 23 NOVEMBER 2021 Her voice lives on Mona T CHLOE BAILEY Top shot The American Music Awards 2021 took place in Los Angeles on Sunday evening (November 21). The event was held at the Microsoft Theatre in LA with Cardi B as the host for the gala affair. BTS, Doja Cat and Megan Thee Stallion all topped the winners circle at the awards’ night with three wins apiece. Artiste of the Year, Favourite Pop Group as well as Favourite Pop Song (Butter), all three went to BTS. The evening also saw Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran, Drake and others take home the trophy as winners. Three-time AMA winner Jennifer Lopez delivered a magical performance of her newly released song On My Way from the soundtrack of her upcoming film Marry Me. This year’s ‘AMA Song of the Soul’ segment honoured German singer-songwriter Zoe Wees for her powerhouse performance in Girls Like Us. Country music star Mickey Guyton wowed audiences with a performance on her newest single, All American. HE nightingale of Punjabi folk singing Gurmeet Bawa left a huge void in the hearts of music lovers, as she breathed her last on Sunday at a hospital in Amritsar. She was 77. Known her long hek, which she could carry for 45 seconds, she was among the few singers who could do that. Bawa was given the State Award by the Punjab government in 1991, Sangeet Puraskar by the Punjab Natak Akademi, the national Devi Ahilya Award by the Madhya Pradesh government in 2002 and the Shiromani Gayika Award by the Punjabi Language Department in 2008. The demise of Punjabi folk singer Gurmeet Bawa has left a huge void. Those who had associated with her closely recall fond memories BTS wins big at American Music Awards 2021 Famous folk singer Pammi Bai, who had a long association with Bawa, says, “Our association was from 1986. We last met at her performance last year and she did seem weak.” He remembers her as a very encouraging person, “Even when I GURMEET BAWA was singing as an amateur, she would give me chance to perform. Our boliyan from a live event during the 80s are still popular.” While most credit Bawa for her long hek, Bai mentions that her strength was to sing with just Punjabi folk instruments in the background. “Not just Punjabi gayaki, she popularised folk instruments like algoze, dhol and chimta.” Irreparable loss “With her passing away, an era comes to an end in Punjabi gayki. Her hek, which she could take for about 45-46 seconds, would live forever though. It’s an irreparable loss to Punjabi culture. Just like people remember Surinder Kaur, Bindrakhia and Sardool Sikander. No one can sing like her,” says singer Hardeep Singh. Singer Jyotica Tangri recalls Gurmeet Bawa as a legendary artist. “She has created history with her distinct way of singing, the industry will miss the powerful singing of Gurmeet ji. Whenever we talk about Punjabi folk music, Jugni by Gurmeet Bawa ji is always highly talked of. I always used to sing Jugni in music competitions, her hek can never be forgotten. My guruji used to tell me — ‘Gurmeet Bawa ji ki tarah hek lagana seekh,” says Tangri. Shankar Sahney says Bawa’s demise is a huge loss for not only for her admirers, but also the Punjabi music industry. She has her own style and I happened to play music with her when I was a teenager. She contributed to folk style and took it to great heights. She had a huge fan following when she was at the peak of her career and she inspired many upcoming singers with her distinct style. She was a legend in true words.” Composer-lyricist Santokh Singh calls Bawa’s Mirza and Jugni as songs that will last forever. “Her voice was soulful and would live on forever.” A STILL FROM THE FAMILY MAN Being popular Master-class on hit show The Family Man held at IFFI Amazon Prime Video curated a successful master-class on ‘What Goes into Creating Cult Icons’ on Sunday evening at the ongoing 52nd edition of International Film Festival of India (IFFI). Moderated by Ankur Pathak, the hour-long session highlighted the power of authentic storytelling portrayed through realistic incidents, humour, multi-layered and well-developed characters. At the event, creators of the show Raj & DK shared, “The resounding popularity of The Family Man can be attributed to the authenticity and realism that the character of Srikant Tiwari is rooted in. The idea of this character came from observing people in everyday life and we thought that if James Bond was from Chembur, how would he be?” Manoj Bajpayee who joined the Masterclass virtually, said, “I am part of the middleclass. I have personally experienced so much of Srikant Tiwari’s life myself in my early career. I didn’t need a reference – we are the reference.” Samantha shared what drove her to essay the character of Raji. She said, “Female actors tend to get unidimensional characters and there is this fear of your performance becoming repetitive, which can happen if you choose roles that are in a familiar emotional space. However, with Raji it was very different and exciting.” SHANKAR SAHNEY HARDEEP SINGH SANTOKH SINGH PAMMI BAI TEAM OF THE FAMILY MAN AT IFFI JYOTICA TANGRI BTS AT THE AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS Pearls from a lifetime journey Some partnerships are meant to be; art historians BN Goswamy and Karuna Goswamy are one such couple. While Covid took Karuna away, she will always be a pillar of strength for her husband. On Sunday, at a Government Museum and Art Gallery and Chandigarh Lalit Kala Akademi event, when Professor BN Goswamy gave an audio visual-presentation, there was an empty chair, “Karuna is here, but not speaking,” BN Goswamy said. Renowned art historian Professor BN Goswamy, during an audio-visual presentation on his recent book A Sacred Journey..., says the research for it was primarily done by his late wife Karuna Goswamy The presentation was on the recent book A Sacred Journey: The Kedara Kalpa series of Pahari paintings & the painter Purkhu of Kangra by him and Professor Karuna Goswamy. While the painting with five pilgrims evinced interest and were speculated to be that of Pandavas or from Ramayana or Bhagwat Purana, BN Goswamy calls it a sthala purana to Kedarnath. “A sthala purana is about a place—a pilgrimage; what it entails and what it leads to,” shares BN Goswamy. A mystical tale, some 33 paintings that were scattered the world over are brought together in an allegory representing a pilgrimage. “We ascribe it to a Pahari painter Purkhu. While there is not enough evidence, by the style these appear to be made between 1815 and1820,” says BN Goswamy. Purkhu did a lot of work for Maharaja of Kangra, Sansar Chand. Goswamy shares, “It seems like a Himachali princess who married the King of Garhwal commissioned these paintings to Purkhu, the painter was from her mayka—Kangra. These paintings are in two series—done within five years of each other.” The paintings, which have five travellers walking barefoot through icy mountains and deep ravines, rivers and rocks, are about an intriguing journey. The book, for which research was done by Karuna Goswamy, was left unfinished, but BN Goswamy finished and launched it in Switzerland in early October. It is distributed by Niyogi Books in India. “Karuna was way more adventurous than me in research. She put the work together but before she could finish the work, she was gone, so I decided to complete it,” he says. These paintings, provoking and intriguing both scholars and collectors, were ascribed to a little known Shaiva text. “Apart from the one sizeable group belonging to the small series, which is now in the National Museum in New Delhi, the paintings have been scattered —some are now in museums—at Philadelphia, Boston, Richmond, Berlin, Baltimore, Los Angeles, San Diego, Hyderabad, Kolkata; while others are with private collectors and art-lovers. We have paintings from all over put together here. Each of these works intrigues and informs, and in some ways expands our awareness, for nothing quite like these do we see elsewhere in the range of Indian paintings. There is something here for everyone to savour for sure,” BN Goswamy adds. Apart from scholars and friends all over the world, who helped them put this book together, Goswamy’s A Sacred Journey is dedicated to their children— Apurva and Malavika. — Mona c m y b RIP, Madhavi Freida welcomes baby boy Well-known Marathi actress Madhavi Gogate passed away on Sunday (November 21). She was 58. Reportedly, the actress had tested positive for Covid-19 a few days back and was undergoing treatment in Mumbai’s Seven Hills hospital. However, her condition deteriorated and she breathed her last on Sunday. Madhavi Gogate has also been a part of many Hindi TV shows like Aisa Kabhi Socha Na Tha, Kahin Toh Hoga, Sindoor Ki Keemat and Anupamaa. Rupali Ganguly, who worked with Madhavi in Anupamaa, took to her Instagram stories and shared a picture of the late actress along with the caption, “So much left unsaid.” Actor Prateik Chaudhary, who worked with her in the ongoing show Sindoor Ki Keemat said, “Madhavi ji was playing the role of my grandmother on the show. We got along really well. She used to talk about many things after pack-up and I would enjoy listening to her.” Marathi actress Gogate passes away Slumdog Millionaire actress Freida Pinto and her husband Cory Tran have welcomed a baby boy. In a heartfelt Instagram post, the actress not only penned a birthday tribute to her husband but also revealed the name of their son, Rumi Ray. Freida also wrote, “Happy Birthday Dada Cory! I celebrate you my husband, friend and partner in life. To see you become not just a dad but super-dad makes me so emotional and fills me with joy. It also gives this sleepdeprived mama a break and you have no idea how much I appreciate that! I am so grateful… Love you madly.” She further wrote, “Rumi-Ray you are one lucky boy.” She has named her son Rumi Ray PICTURE SHARED BY FREIDA PINTO ON INSTAGRAM
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