To mark the 10th year anniversary of its existence in Kuwait, The Kuwait Chapter of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) organized ‘Usha Uthup Live in Concert’ at Cambridge English school, Mangaf on Friday, 18 November.
Indian pop diva Padmashree awardee Usha Uthup along with her musicians Raja Narayan Dev (Keyboard), Amal Roy (Octapad), Nepal Chandra Shaw (Bass Guitar) and Benu Chatterjee (lead Guitar) provided spectacular entertainment for the large gathering.
Usha rendered many popular English songs in her rich vocals, starting with ‘I believe in Music, I believe in love’ followed by songs titled ‘Sky fall’, ‘Stand by me’ among other hits.
This was followed by a session of Indian songs such as ‘Don- Hai ye maya, Bulleya’, ‘Dum Maaro Dum’, ‘Monica’, ‘Rambha Ho’ and others.
Usha at 70 proved she was the complete package by presenting a highly energetic performance that was full of enthusiasm and fun. She also interacted well with the audience by encouraging a few lucky ones to dance and sing beside her on stage. Usha Uthup is one of the few singers who is as comfortable belting out retro Hindi numbers as she is with the latest English hits. Unrestricted by lingual or geographical boundaries, Uthup's power-packed performance swayed the audience.
The Kuwait Chapter of the ICAI was inaugurated on 19 April 2006 in Kuwait by the then ICAI President: CA T.N.Manoharan. The Kuwait Chapter was set up to facilitate professional development and provide a platform for networking for Indian chartered accountants coming to Kuwait with career growth aspirations. The Chapter's mission is to promote the accounting and financial expertise of its members and contribute to the growth of the Kuwait economy by increasing productivity and bridging the skill gaps for accounting professionals in the country.
Report & Pics: Wilson Saldanha, Shirthady/Kuwait