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Ghazal maestro Ghulam Ali to perform at Varanasi temple in India

09:16 PM | 8 Apr, 2015
Ghazal maestro Ghulam Ali to perform at Varanasi temple in India
VARANASI (Web Desk) – Renowned Pakistani ghazal singer Ustad Ghulam Ali will be performing at a music festival in Varanasi beginning April 8. The event will take place at the ancient Sankat Mochan temple.

This is the first time a Pakistani artiste will be performing on the temple premises.

Wishing that he could be present at the festival, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is an MP from Varanasi, regretted that he is unable to attend the event due to his busy schedule and was hopeful that he will be among the audience in the future.

More than 50 artistes, including Sarod maestro Ustad Amjad Ali Khan, his sons Amaan and Ayaan, Kathak exponent Pandit Birju Maharaj, flautist Hariprasad Chaurasia, Odissi dancer Sonal Mansingh and tabla player Hasmat Ali Khan will participate in the event, according to the organisers.

"For the first time, there will be a performance by a Pakistani artist at the famous temple," Sankat Mochan temple's mahant (chief priest) Vishwambhar Nath Mishra said.

An invitation was sent to Prime Minister Narendra Modi but he expressed his inability to attend the festival due to his busy schedule. "I do wish I get the opportunity to attend such a programme in the future where so many well known artistes will be enchanting the audience," Modi said in a series of tweets on Tuesday. "I must share that I have heard Ghulam Ali Sahab in the past & that too in person," Modi tweeted. "Also read in the papers that Ghulam Ali Sahab wished that I attend the programme. Unfortunately, this time I would not be able to do so," tweeted Modi.

"My best wishes to the organisers of the Sangeet Samaroh. Several renowned musicians will be gracing the programmes," he said. The Sangeet Samaroh at Sankat Mochan temple, which will go on from 8th to 12th April will truly be a treat for music lovers, Modi said in another tweet.


The author is working as Editor Digital Media for Daily Pakistan and can be reached @ItsSarfrazAli.

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Currency Rates in Pakistan Today - Pakistani rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 17 April 2024

Pakistani currency saw minor adjustment against global currencies on April 17, 2024. US dollar was being quoted at 277.4 for buying and 280.4 for selling.

Euro comes down to 293.15 for buying and 296.1 for selling while British Pound stands at 344.25 for buying, and 347.6 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.4 and Saudi Riyal's new rates was at 73.30. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 17 April 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.4 280.4
Euro EUR 293.15 296.1
UK Pound Sterling GBP 344.25 347.6
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.45 76.2
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 181 182.5
Bahrain Dinar BHD 739.38 747.38
Canadian Dollar CAD 201 203
China Yuan CNY 38.45 38.85
Danish Krone DKK 40.45 40.85
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.57 35.92
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.86 1.94
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 902.26 911.26
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.24 58.84
New Zealand Dollar NZD 164.75 166.75
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.38 25.68
Omani Riyal OMR 722.1 730.1
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.37 77.07
Singapore Dollar SGD 204.5 206.5
Swedish Korona SEK 25.72 26.02
Swiss Franc CHF 307.11 309.61
Thai Bhat THB 7.61 7.76

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