New Delhi: A weekend concert of singer TM Krishna, one of the top names in Carnatic Music, that was to be held by the Airport Authority of India was postponed, allegedly after the singer was targeted by right wing trolls on social media.
"We would like to inform that due to some urgent engagements, 'Dance and Music in the Park' programme jointly organized by AAI and SPICMACAY, scheduled on 17 and 18 November has been postponed and new dates would be announced shortly. Inconvenience is regretted," said the aviation body on Thursday.
AAI's message comes four days after it sent out the event invitation, which was scheduled at Nehru Park in the capital. TM Krishna had retweeted the invitation.
#AAI cordially invites you to a Carnatic vocal performance by @tmkrishna who will be accompanied by R.K. Shriramkumar on violin, Praveen Sparsh on Mridangam & Anirudh Athreya on Kanjira - on 17th November in the 2nd edition of 39;Dance & Music in the Park; at Nehru Park, Delhi. pic.twitter.com/8ZiUd4n2xC— Airports Authority of India (@AAI_Official) November 10, 2018
Soon after the news broke, the hashtag #DisinviteTMKrishna started doing rounds on the micro blogging website.
@sureshpprabhu ji & @jayantsinha ji, do you agree with him that @narendramodi govt's ministers/MLAs/MPs publish fake news? Is it ok when he says Indians don't matter to Modi ji's govt? He says BJP/RSS members are castiest & religiously bigoted ones...u agree? #DisinviteTMKrishna pic.twitter.com/juZsPuV054— Gayathri (@igayathri9) November 13, 2018
August 9, 2018
- Considering the vile comments and threats issued by many on social media regarding Karnatik compositions on Jesus, I announce here that I will be releasing one karnatik song every month on Jesus or Allah.
Earlier, in August, a fringe group in Tamil Nadu allegedly threatened him for singing songs on Allah and Jesus in Carnatic. The notable singer has often faced controversy allegedly from right wing groups for his secular stance and singing Christian hymns and other songs.