R CITY pays tribute to the loved and respected qawwal duo Shri Shankar & Shri Shambhu as it hosts the
‘Sarvashri Shankar Shambhu Music Festival’, on the 5th Feb, 2023. The festival celebrates the 10th
anniversary of Shri Shankar & Shri Shambhu’s beautiful journey in the field of music and playback
singing. The festival is an ode to the rich legacy and transcendent musical composition that has garnered
the love and awe of millions of fans over the years.
Well-known artists from the music fraternity like Ustaad Rashid Khan Sahab, Shreya Ghoshal and Ranjit
Barot will be performing Live on 5 th Feb, at the courtyard of R CITY along with Deepak Pandit, Paras
Nath, Madhubanti Bagchi, Murad Ali Khan, Ojas Adhiya, Ajay Joglekar, Gaurav Vaswani, Prashant
Sonagra and Swaranjay Dhumal. Music-lovers will have a chance to enjoy soulful singing as well as string
and percussion instrumental music. All they need to do is complete a free albeit mandatory
registration for the event on BookMyShow.
Each year, the day is celebrated by presenting the ‘Sarvashri Shankar Shambhu Memorial Award’, to
artists who have created a mark in the field of music through their sheer dedication and noteworthy
contribution. This year, the 10th annual ‘Sarvashri Shankar Shambhu Music Festival’ will see eminent
personalities like Ustad Rashid Khan Sahab, Shreya Ghoshal and Ranjit Barot being felicitated with the
illustrious and distinguished award.
Shankar & Shambu garnered immense admiration and honor from the Urdu speaking community for
their strong command over the Urdu language, which included the memorization of Urdu couplets with
heavy Islamic content. A highlight in their musical journey was their live performance at the Urs Sharif of
Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti at Ajmer on the 4th day of Mehfil Khana which happened to be the last day of
Urs Sharif. When the duo started performing on the qawali,“Salaam, Mehboob-e-kibriya se Mera Salaam
Kehna”, the audience was deeply moved into tears, with the soulful and magnanimous performance
that made them a sensation overnight. They soon got established as Sufi Qawwals and playback singers
in the Hindi film industry and lent their art of music in several Bollywood movies like “Barsaat Ki Raat”,
“Professor and Jadugar”, “Teesra Patthar”, “Begunah Qaidi”, “Laila Majnu”, “Badal”, “Mandir Masjid”,
amongst others. Their mastery in the Urdu language made them dominate the music scene in the
nostalgic era of radio, which made them a household name in the country.
About R CITY Mall
Since 2009, R CITY Mall, the flagship retail venture of Runwal Developers Pvt. Ltd. has been
welcoming visitors as Mumbai’s biggest shopping and leisure destination. Nestled in the heart
of the central suburbs, it extends across 1.2 million square feet of retail space, home to 300+
Indian and International brands across Fashion, Food, Beverage and Entertainment. The mall
boasts a 24,000 sq. ft. courtyard – the perfect venue for city-level events like musical gigs,
stand-up performances, food fests and more. It’s also the largest recreation hub of the city with
over 9 entertainment centers including India’s first and largest indoor theme park – Kidzania
and various new age experiential brands in entertainment and leisure along with 14 anchor
brands to give visitors a truly international shopping experience. R CITY has the first and only in-
mall format of IKEA which is spanning across 72,000 sq ft. With a balanced offering of the best
in shopping, entertainment and food, R CITY provides an engaging and unforgettable
experience to its shoppers and visitors.