First Lady of Maharashtra and Bollywood singer to headline Indian-American physicians’ musical dhamaka

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Chicago, IL.- Amruta Fadnavis, a trained classical singer, a social activist, a banker, and the First Lady of India’s Maharashtra state, will be the lead singer along with award winning Bollywood singer Sukhwinder Singh at the Ten-City Jai Ho Musical Dhamaka this spring, performing in ten cities around the United States.

Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, his wife Amruta Fadnavis, actor Jackie Shroff and others practice Yoga Asans -postures- on International Yoga Day in Mumbai on June 21, 2017. (Photo: IANS)

The multi-city tour organized by American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI), has the goal of raising money to support AAPI’s various initiatives, according to a March 21 press release from the organization.

“We are requesting all AAPI members, all doctors of Indian origin, all south Asians to rally and support this amazing opportunity of the 10-city musical tour to promote awareness and raise funds for supporting the many programs to address the rapidly growing problem of cardiovascular diseases in South Asians and minorities living in the United States and Lymphoma & Leukemia in India,” Dr. Naresh Parikh, president of AAPI is quoted saying in the press release.

Amruta Fadnavis, married to the 18th Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Devendra Fadnavis, is the youngest First Lady in the history of Maharashtra, and currently serves as the vice president of transaction banking with Axis Bank.

A major objective of the AAPI program is to bring together various local Chapters, says Dr. Parikh.  The initiative is the result of national coordinators of the program working together –  Drs. Narendra Kumar. Hemant Dhingra, Raj Bhayani. Amit Chkrabarty, Anjana Samadder, and Gautam Samaddar, as well as and the entire AAPI team, according to the organization.  The initiative is also supported by senior leadership and several past presidents and leaders and members of AAPI.

The musical program combined with educational and networking opportunities for AAPI members, supporters and sponsors, is being organized with the objective of bringing Continuing Medical Education and non-CME sponsored medical lectures, exhibits, Gala Dinner, community outreach talks and lively musical nights in each of the 10 cities across the country, the press release said.

The 10 city musical and educational tour will debut on Friday, May 10th in Tampa, Fl; and will be followed by Atlanta on May 11th and in Washington DC on May 12th. Sukhvinder and his team will perform in Charlotte, NC on May 17th, in New Jersey on May 18th and in Dallas, TX on May 19th. In the final weekend, the popular artists will begin the tour in Milwaukee, WI on May 24th, in Columbus, Ohio May 25th in Columbus, Ohio; in Hollywood City, Los Angeles on May 26th; and, the grand finale will be in Fresno, CA on May 27th, 2019.

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