HootSoot official

Anand Mahindra, Farhan Akhtar want to revive Nirav Modi owned Mumbai’s iconic Rhythm House

Ever since the fraud was exposed in public, Enforcement Directorate (ED) has attached properties worth Rs 524 crores owned by Nirav Modi including Rhythm House.

157
Source: Forbes India

The iconic Rhythm House was always an integral part of Mumbai’s culture ever since Independence. Since its inception in 1948, it had served as one of the most sought-after music stores for Mumbaikars. Rhythm House was responsible to introduce Mumbaikars to the transformation of music on vinyl to cassettes to DVDs.

Image: Joshua Navalkar
Amir Curmally (left), chairman of Rhythm House, with nephew Mehmood Rhythm House

The celebrated music store was once a frequent musical stop for people like Lata Mangeshkar and Jackie Shroff.

Source: Rhythm House

Ironically, the blue facade landmark of Mumbai succumbed to the modern day’s economics of music and shut shops in 2015 and was later bought by now absconding fraudster Nirav Modi for 32 crores who is accused of committing bank fraud of worth more 11,400 crores.

Few people buy music in physical form any more.

– Mehmood Curmally (Owner)

Ever since the fraud was exposed in public, Enforcement Directorate (ED) has attached properties worth Rs 524 crores owned by Nirav Modi including Rhythm House. This news has actually come as a ray of hope for Anand Mahindra and other Mumbaikars. The chairman of Mahindra Group immediately floated idea via a tweet to revive Rhythm House.

If the ED is going to eventually auction Rhythm House, how about a bunch of us in Mumbai collectively acquiring it, restoring it & turning it into a performance venue for Rising musicians & a hangout for music lovers? Happy to be part of such a band..

Mahindra even announced a Twitter campaign for the revival of Rhythm House.

Since then, his tweet has got a huge response from music lover across different quarters of the society. From musician Vishal Dadlani to former MP Milind Deora; every one is ready to chip in their resources to make this noble idea into a reality.

https://twitter.com/Sanam_Official/status/968046378344620032

Let us hope that the revival of Rhythm House become a reality.

Comments