Online Khazana Ghazal Festival to raise funds for Cancer and Thalassemic Patients


The Cancer Patients Aid Association (CPAA) and the Parents Association Thalassemic Unit Trust (PATUT) present their annual fundraiser Khazana – a Festival of Ghazals in a unique way. Ghazal aficionados will experience the rich and vibrant performances virtually of India’s top performers on 19th December (Saturday) and 20th December (Sunday) 2020  8.00PM onwards.

As Virtual Communication has become the new normal amid the Covid-19 lockdown, The Cancer Patients Aid Association (CPAA) and The Parent’s Association Thalassemic Unit Trust (PATUT), which are working to raise funds for treatment on children suffering from Cancer and Thalassemia have decided to organize its annual fundraiser online this year. People can watch the free Khazana Ghazal Festival on Hungama Music Facebook page and app, Hungama Play Facebook page and app and Pankaj Udhas Official Facebook Page.


It is a unique phenomenon of celebration of ghazals to raise funds for thalassemic children and cancer patients and its unbelievable how this has worked over a period of time. The concert will be presented online by our digital platform partner Hungama. All proceeds in terms of donations will go to the charities to help the treatment of thalassemic children and cancer patients.


Since the live show was not possible owing to the lockdown restrictions, it was recorded in a grand manner recently and will be presented before the connoisseurs of music online. This is not a ticketed event and can be watched by all viewers across the world. The organizers have tied up with Ketto to facilitate viewers to donate online to the charity directly.


This year, Khazana will feature a multitude of talents including Anup Jalota, Talat Aziz, Sudeep Banerjee, Mahalaxmi Iyer, Pandit Ajay Pohankar and Abhijit Pohankar, Pooja Gaitonde , young talent Sneha Shankar, Pratibha Singh Baghel and Deepak Pandit. It will also feature a special act by the Samarpan band featuring Singer Prithvi Gandharv and Gayatri Asokan. The program will also have Khazana Talent Hunt Winners –  Ritwika Mukherjee from Chakradharpur (Jharkhand) and Atul Rao from Jaipur (Rajasthan) and the everlasting  Ghazal Maestro Shri Pankaj Udhas.

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