Indian President Ram Nath Kovind, who is currently on an official visit to the Czech Republic, was left surprised by melodious performances of old Hindi songs by Czech musicians.
Attending a reception by the Indo-Czech Association in Prague, he and his wife witnessed soulful renditions of iconic songs sung by Kishore Kumar and Mohammad Rafi.
The India-Czech Sinfonietta Orchestra played the special tunes and Czech musicians and singers won hearts with ‘Pal Pal Dil Ke Paas’ and ‘Yeh Hai Mumbai (Bombay) Meri Jaan’.
A heartwarming rendition of Kishore Kumar's iconic "Pal Pal Dil Ke Paas" by India-Czech Sinfonietta Orchestra pic.twitter.com/LzMhpmea4G— President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) September 6, 2018
"Yeh Hai Mumbai Meri Jaan" a wonderful rendition of the iconic Mohammed Rafi's song by India-Czech Sinfonietta Orchestra pic.twitter.com/Zu7PefiMR5— President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) September 7, 2018
The night opened with the national anthem being played by the orchestra, which was conducted by Kolkata-born artist, Debashis Chowdhary.