Theatre: Teen Paishacha Tamasha
In late seventies he was invited by Dr Jabbar Patel and Bhaskar Chandavarkar to act as a ‘Sootradhar’ in the opera ‘Teen Paishacha Tamasha’ This was written by the famous humorist Late P.L. Deshpande.
It was a gratifying experience to work with the stalwarts of
Marathi theatre in Pune. His performance was appreciated by
Pandit Bhimsen Joshi, Vasantrao Deshpande, C. Ramchandra,
Dilipkumar, Nana Patekar, Gulzar, Om Puri, Mohan Agashe,
Girish Karnad, Shabana Azmi, Nasiruddin Shah and other stage and
His first Ghazal performance was at Panjim in Goa in 1981 First show in Pune was organized by Sabrang Cultural Foundation
He has performed in cities like Delhi, Jaipur, Lucknow, Mumbai, Pune, Jamshedpur, Ranchi, Aurangabad and also in Konkan and Khandesh.
He has presented ghazals in presence of Dilipkumar, Kalyanji Anandji, Laxmikant Pyarelal from the film world. Political leaders like Chandrashekharji, Govindrao Adik, Shivraj Patil, A.R. Antuley and towering personalities like Ratan Tata from the corporate world have been a part of his rapturous audience.
He did many private shows for Tata group of companies, multinational corporations and educational institutions. He was invited to perform by
- Rotary club
- Lions club
- Poona club
- Boat club
- Residency club
- Panchasheel club
Ustad Anwar Qureshi was invited to sing at the following festivals
- Pune Festival
- Shrimant Dagadusheth Halwai Festival
He gave a special performance and donated Rs.50000/- to an infant for heart surgery.
He has enthralled the people on foreign shores by his mellifluous voice and melodious ghazals. He did about 20 shows in Dubai and Bahrain.
He was bestowed with the prestigious Raja Mantri Award for his contributions to music by the then chief minister Mr Vilasrao Deshmukh.
Performed on: Doordarshan as well as on Urdu television
All India Radio
He is an A grade artiste and performs regularly on radio
- He sang for Muzzafar Ali’s Habba Khatun
- Amol Palekar’s Thodasa Rumani Ho Jaye
- He also sang the title songs for the TV serials
Ek Bar Phir
Do Deewane Shahar Mein
He presented Marathi ghazals of Late shri Suresh Bhat in his presence