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It started with some hiccups and glitches but eventually when the concert 'Ek Ehsaas' by Ustad Ghulam Ali kicked off, it more than compensated for the wait. The Pakistani Ghazal singer from Patiala Gharana, who performed on Saturday at Mahalaxmi Lawns, Karve Nagar, enthralled the Pune audience with melodious and soothing ghazals and nazms like Hum Tere Sheher MeinAaye Hain, Ye Baatein Jhooti Baatein Hain, the evergreen Chupke Chupke Raat Din and many more. The variations in his presentations alongwith the way in which he interacted with the present audience in-between, gave the performance a touch of warmth and spontaneity. The surprise for the evening was Ghulam Ali's son, Aamir Ali Khan, who sang few numbers from his upcoming album with Asha Bhonsle like Naina re naina and Dheere Dheere. The magical moment of the concert was when the father-son duo sang Chupke Chupke as the evening concluded.
The Pune Gladrags finale of The Little Miss and Master India, a new creation by Maureen Wadia and a first-of-its-kind unisex contest for children, as well as the Mrs India 2012 was held on December 1 at Royal Orchid Central, Kalyani Nagar. Saranya Sawant bagged the title of Little Miss Junior Group whereas Khushi Tudekar and Isabelle Maibam were the runner ups. Tarini Suri won the senior Little Miss title, while the winner of the Little Master Junior Group was Reyansh Attavar, with runner ups Sambit Udgata and Aryaman Agarwal. Anjali Suri won the title of Gladrags Mrs India Pune whereas Anuja Shinde and Swati Jain stood second and third. The winners of the pageants held in the Pune Finale will be participating in the all India finale to be held in Mumbai soon. The judges for the event were Maureen Wadia, Shekhaar Sable and Niki Lawyer.