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PIX: Shankar, Sivamani party with Louiz Banks

February 12, 2016 15:52 IST

Legendary Jazz musician Louiz Banks turned 75 on February 11, and musicians from all over India came over to celebrate him.

Louiz Banks admires his glass, while wife Lorraine and daughter Monique discuss the unique piano-shaped cake.

Lorraine offers a piece of cake to Louiz Banks, as percussionist Sivamani looks on.

Music composer Salim Merchant with wife Jeanne.

Alyque Padamsee arrives with his estranged wife Sharon Prabhakar.

Tabla maestro Zakir Hussain with wife Antonia Minnecola greet the hosts.

Singer Hariharan poses with Louiz Banks.


Suneeta Rao, who gave us the chartbuster song Pari Hoon Mein in 1991, poses with Leslie Lewis.

Musical family Roopkumar Rathod poses with wife Sonali and daughter Reewa.

Music composers Eshaan Noorani, Shankar Mahadevan and Loy Mendonca.

Shankar and Zakir Hussain's younger brother Taufiq Qureshi entertains the guests.

Sivamani with wife Runa Rizvi.

Later, Sivamani entertained the guests with his drums too.

Music arranger Ranjit Barot with sitar player Niladri Kumar.

Ila Arun's daughter Ishita Arun.

Singer Kavita Krishnamurthy.

Flautists Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia and Pandit Ronu Majumdar pose with Louiz Banks' son Gino.

Chaurasia'snephew Rakesh joins him.

Photographs: Pradeep Bandekar