Shimla summer festival kicks of on June 2

Noted bollywood playback singers among others will perform at the annual Shimla summer festival to be held from June 2 to June 6, even as the threat of rain looms large on the opening day.

“The major star attractions this time are Punjabi pop singer Gurdas Mann.Playback singers Keka Goshal of Sare gama fame,Swaroop Khan of Idol fame,Niladhari Devnath,Abhijeet Bhattacharya and Anand Raj Anand will entertain the crowds,” said Omkar Sharma, DM Shimla.

“Other peformers include comedians Suresh Lehri and Krishna.Besides local artists and school children will also take part in the festival among other events,” said Sharma.

“We have already raised almost the entire money from our sponsors,” he said.

The well known Shimla summer festival is being held regularly since the 1960s and almost all big bollywood playback singers and other famous singers from India and Pakistan have performed here.

The first week of June is also the peak of the tourist season in Shimla.The open air event takes place on the Ridge in downtown Shimla.

In a 20 year career published widely. He has worked for the BBC, AFP, The Statesman, IANS and the Business Standard . Known for his hard hitting writing and occasional off-beat stories. He lives in Shimla.

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