The soulful melodies of legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar exuded a palliative touch to patients at the Ernakulam General Hospital on Wednesday.
Playback singer Chitra Arun presented 12 memorable hits of melody queen Lata Mangeshkar at the hospital, at a programme organised as part of the Kochi Biennale Foundation’s (KBF) unique Arts and Medicine project, which uses art and music to provide a healing touch to patients.
The evergreen songs, rendered in the mellifluous voice of Chitra Arun, enthralled the patients and their relatives at the hospital.
The Arts and Medicine show is being conducted by the Kochi Biennale Foundation with the guidance from Iva Fattorini, Chair, Global Arts and Medicine Institute, Cleveland Clinic in Abu Dhabi and the Ernakulam district administration. Mehboob Memorial Orchestra is providing the musical support for the novel programme.
Chitra Arun started the programme by rendering the ever-green hit ‘Tu jahan jahan chalega Mera Saya Saath Hoga’ from the movie ‘Mera Saya’ and then went on to present hit numbers including Salil Chowdhury’s ‘O Sajna Barkha Bahar Aayi’ from the movie ‘Parakh’ and the super hit ‘Kadali Chengadali’ from the Malayalam movie ‘Nellu’.
Wednesday’s musical treat was fifth in the series of programmes organised as part of the Arts and Medicine project, launched by Union Minister for Food and Agriculture K V Thomas two weeks back.