The curtain raiser for the 4th International Sufi Festival India was held at Al Ikhlas Museum and Gallery, Ajmer.
Chief Guest Dewan & Head of Ajmer Shariff Dargah Syed Zainul Abedin Ali Khan inaugurated the event.
Gulsha begum festival director & Chairperson Kamaluddin Charitable Trust said the event was to seek the blessing of the revered Sufi saint of Ajmer shariff dargah as a tradition before the festival travelled in December to New Delhi
The event was followed by Sufi Painting exhibition and a award ceremony.
Sufi Painting Award was awarded to Artist Vijay Singh Chouhan for his work on Mughal art work
Music award was awarded to Zakki Ali for their contribution from generation towards the Traditional Chishtiya Qawwali.
The musical concert began with the soothing musical kalaam on sitar by Sitar Maestro Dr sudeep Rai
The mesmerizing voice of Vaishali Rai made the audience swing with chaap tilak and Rang
kathak exponent Manisha gulyani took the audience into a whirling experience with her mind blowing performance
The Traditional Chishtiya Sufi Ensemble of Zakki Ali created a ambience of divine ecstasy and the audience was in a state of trance
Jha Saab of Kala Ankur, Ajay Vikram Singh Rathod ( ex defence Sec. ), Author Bakshish Singh attended the event.
A gala dinner was arranged by the organisers for all the guest
The event is a presentation by Kamaluddin Charitable Trust and Marwah Studios