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Giridhar Gamang's concert tomorrow

By Our Special Correspondent

TIRUPATI, APRIL 25. Mr. Giridhar Gamang, the former Orissa Chief Minister, who with his vote sealed the fate of the 13-month-old Vajpayee Government in its last innings, forcing eventually a mid-term poll on the country, would don a different role tomorrow at Tirumala, the abode of Lord Venkateswara.

Mr. Gamang, said to be an expert on "dhump", a traditional percussion instrument of Orissa tribals, would be giving a devotional music concert, himself playing on his favourite dhump. He has been invited by the TTD's Dharma Prachara Parishat, the religious publicity arm of the TTD, to give a concert at Tirumala for the visiting pilgrims.

Mr.Gamang's bio-data circulated to the local mediapersons here today by his personal secretary, Mr. G. Ramaprasad, as a prelude to his music concert, said that Mr. Gamang could play in 23 different styles each time producing a distinct sound.

The concert by his troupe would comprise devotional music and songs in Hindi, Telugu and Oriya. He is also expected to perform a `jugalbandi'. According to his personal secretary, Mr. Gamang's visit to Tirumala is only to offer prayers to Lord Venkateswara before he sets out to Austria for a similar programme at an international forum.

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