A group of talented singers led by Shine Kumar team up for patients at General Hospital

Kochi, Sep 20:  Singer Shine Kumar broke the morning silence at the Government General Hospital with a  soul-rending performance for patients at the all Wednesday , ‘Arts and Medicine’ programmeorganised by the Kochi Biennale Foundation.

Shine, who has been a professional singer for nearly two decades, started the weekly musical show with the song, KeralamKeralamfrom the 1977 movie Minimol, originally sung by K J Yesudas,a depiction of the scenic beauty and heritage of  Kerala, followed by AmmaEndrazhaikkathe, a Tamil song from the Rajinikanth starrer Mannan.

Shine and Aswathy K S spiced it up with a duet AkashadeepamEnnumfrom the movie Kshanakathu.A medley of fifteen songs, in Malayalam and Tamil, were interspersed with duets by pairs, Shine and MoniT K, and Shine and Aswathy.

Shine, a professional singer who hasabout 3000 CDs to his credit, including music albums and devotional albums,hails from Perumbavoor.

Aswathy K S, a singer from Ambalamugal, Ernakulam,  who has made her presence felt inprogrammes like ‘Pinnilavu’ and ‘GandharvaSangeetham’ on  leading television channels, supported the lead singer with her mellifluous voice.

Prasanth E K, an engineer working in the Gulf, also sang a song, AakashaGopuram. Moni, who frequents the Arts and Medicine programme, is an engineer-cum-street singer who devotes the proceeds of her singing to charity.

The team of singers was supported by the crowd comprising patients, bystanders and medical staffers gathered in the lawns and corridors of the hospital with resounding applause.

Arts and Medicine, an initiative of the KBF in association with Mehboob Memorial Orchestra and sponsored by CAFS (Casino Air Caterers & Flight Services) aimed at providing solace to patients through live therapeutic music entered its 187th episode this week.


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