Mail News Service
Jamshedpur, June 17: Lakhbir Singh Lakkha and Ramesh Das have been friends over the years and the fleeting moments have added further grip over this indelible bond. While Lakkha continues to enthrall his growing number of fans with his devotional songs rendered with a powerful voice, Ramesh Das remains a popular percussionist who, with his deftness and mastery on tabla, dholak and naal, is a must for musicians all over the country. In fact, Krishna and Sudama have performed together on many occasions leaving a mesmerizing effect on audiences.
Both the masters in their respective genres met again at Khatu Shyam Darbar in Rajasthan to participate in the one day devotional programme. Both embraced gleefully and the joy of friendship was reflected in the tears of happiness in their eyes and of many onlookers at the devotional festival. They regaled the huge audience of devotees with their performances. Ramesh’s daughter, Shraddha who herself is of national renown as a leading singer in The Voice of India, also rendered songs that had the vast audience swaying with devotional fervor. Lakhbir honoured Ramesh with a stole in the Darbar.
On his return to the city, an emotionally excited Ramesh Das said, “It was indeed a very emotional meeting. He remains my Krishna and I his Sudama. We have many pleasant memories together both off and on stage. We have literally matured in our professions together. Very soon Lakhbir Singh Lakkha will come to the city and perform in a devotional program.”
Antrashtriya Vaishya Mahasammelan Jharkhand state general secretary observed, “There have been many occasions when Lakhbir Singh Lakkha and Ramesh Das have shared the stage together making every event memorable.”