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Shankar, Ehsaan, Loy & Farhan Akhtar Live in Concert

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Join Sankara Eye Foundation (SEF) and spend an evening with the world-class magnificent trio Shankar, Ehsaan and Loy, along with the multi-talented heartthrob of millions, Farhan Akhtar. Mark your calendars for this mesmerizing musical concert on August 24 in San Jose, CA and August 25 in Pasadena, CA. By the end of the evening, Shankar, Ehsaan, Loy and Farhan will surely leave you awe-inspired. If you have ever attended a concert brought to you by Sankara Eye Foundation, you would know how impeccably well organized these are with the minutest attention to detail and thoughtfulness. That is what differentiates a concert from being good to being breathtakingly amazing! And knowing that these fundraisers are helping brighten the world of those needlessly blind is a divinely beautiful feeling.

Shankar Mahadevan is a famous singer and music composer and made an impressive start with his first album Breathless. He has won the National award multiple times for best playback singer and best music director. Ehsaan Noorani is a famous music composer and guitarist. He has lent his vocals to many Bollywood songs such as "Ek Junoon" from Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara and "Don The Theme" from Don. Loy Mendonsa played guitar and piano for A.R Rehman before he became a music composer. Farhan Akhtar, the son of noted screenwriter and lyricist Javed Akhtar, is an Indian film director, screenwriter, producer, actor, playback singer and television host. After beginning his career in Bollywood as an assistant director for Lamhe (1991), Farhan made his directorial debut with Dil Chahta Hai (2001), which won a National award. Farhan Akhtar made his Hollywood debut through the soundtrack of Bride and Prejudice (2004), for which he wrote the lyrics. His official acting debut was with Rock On!! (2008), for which he won a second National Award for Best Feature Film in Hindi as producer. He wrote the dialogues, produced and acted for the critical and commercial success Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara (2011), which won him two Filmfare Awards, including Best Supporting Actor. His portrayal of Milkha Singh in the 2013 film Bhaag Milkha Bhaag earned him the Filmfare Award for Best Actor.

The trio of Shankar/Ehsaan/Loy has created magic together and won many national awards for best Music Direction with such hits as Kal Ho Na Ho, Dil Chahta Hai, Bunty aur Babli, Rock On, Dil Dhadakane Do, Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, Bhaag Milkha Bhaag, and so on. They also won awards for Two States (Best Music) and Mission Kashmir (Best Background Music).

When Shankar, Ehsaan and Loy performed a 5 city tour for SEF two years ago, they rocked the jam-packed auditoriums and the audience left wanting for more, saying this was the best concert experience ever! Here is your chance to witness this divine synergy in their live performance again, this time also along with the magnificently talented Farhan Akhtar. You can help prevent needless blindness by enjoying this fun-filled musical event with family and friends- does it get any better than that? Buy your tickets online at www.giftofvision.org today and treat yourself to an amazing experience, while brightening someone's world.

Sankara Eye Foundation (SEF), USA, founded in 1998 by Mr. K. Muralidharan, Mr. K. Sridharan, and Mr. Khushnood Ahmad, is striving hard to eradicate curable blindness in India. Driven by the truly inspirational vision of eradicating curable blindness, SEF currently has 9 hospitals and is working on three new hospitals- in Hyderabad, Indore and Mumbai. SEF is registered as a non-profit under sec 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The goal for SEF, USA is to support the service provider, Sankara Eyecare Institutes (SECI), India and raise funds for surgeries as well as capital funds to build super specialty eye-care hospitals across India. SEF, USA continuously excels and has won the highest rating of 4 stars from Charity Navigator, several years in a row, based on its financial management and health and commitment to accountability and transparency. SEF provides free eye care for those unable to afford it, the rural poor, accounting for 80 percent (approx. 150,000 people per year) of surgeries performed at SECI hospitals. The tireless efforts by the SEF team since inception has enabled over 1.75 million people to receive the gift of vision, absolutely free of cost. Become a Founding Donor and leave a legacy - get your and your loved ones' names on the Wall of Founders. Double the impact of your gift with company matching. Join our cause, volunteer and share in the joy of bringing light to someone's eyes. Please visit our website at www.giftofvision.org for more details.

 

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