Bollywood Singer Sonu Nigam’s concert stage collapses

Jajpur: In an unexpected turn of events, minutes before the ‘Sonu Nigam Night’ programme on the final day of 150th anniversary celebrations of Jajpur Municipality on Sunday, the stage collapsed following sudden Nor’wester rains here.

The 9-day mega event had earlier witnessed Bollywood singers like Sukhwinder Singh, Armaan Mallick, Mika and even Shaan to noted actors and stage comedians including the comedy duo Krishna-Sudesh performing on the same stage.

On the closing day yesterday, thousands of people from across the state had gathered to witness an euphoric celebration, Bollywood Singer Sonu Nigam being the star attraction of the night. However, the sudden Nor’wester rains lashed entire Jajpur and the stage set for the mega event was destroyed completely.

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Disappointed with the cancellation of the show, Jajpur Collector, Ranjan Kumar Das said, “We had organized a mega event and the preparation was grand for the final day. People from Bhubaneswar, Cuttack and other districts had congregated and we expected a packed audience for the show. Unfortunately, two three minutes before the start of the programme, Nor’Wester rains lashed entire Jajpur and the stage collapsed.”

“However, all the people were evacuated successfully. No casualty has been reported till now. We will decide whether we can organise this again or else we will cancel it,” he added.

[Feature Image Courtesy- NDTV]