Sanpada: Smashing records are normal for singer, lyricist, director, music composer, civil engineer and a committed social activist, Virag Madhumalati and this month saw him do it again, albeit in a different avatar. Celebrating the success of his new music album, ‘5 crore’ that saw 1 million views in just 1 week, with the media here on March 13, Virag explained the theme of the powerfully composed and choreographed song – ‘We all know that to achieve success in any good work where intense desire is necessary, there is also a need for a lot of money. And when we ask for something to the Almighty with complete faith, patience and passion, the entire universe starts helping us in reaching our destination’.

In this album Virag insists to God to give him 5 crores and that too instantly for a larger social good. The enchanting music for the melodious singing by Virag is composed by the Mass Media student of SIES College, Khushi Virag and Amit Swami and sensationally choreographed by Akshay Jadhav and Khushi Virag. The album is produced by Vandana Wankhede. Virag is also making a promotional documentary for the Water Resources department of the Government of Maharashtra for the March 16 to 22 ‘Water Week’.

Virag announced a competition for all singers and dancers through this 5 Crore song. The winners will win a chance to showcase their talent in his upcoming music album.  

The occasion was graced by the founder president of the Builders Association of Navi Mumbai and an accomplished poet, Atul Agrawal, whose book of Hindi Songs ‘Surya Tum Kab Tak Jaloge’ was released on the occasion by Virag and the dignitaries that included Kalyan Mitra awardee of the Jain community and former chairman of the Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation’s Education Committee, Arjun Singhvi, Adv. Ramesh Tripathi and Reena Agrawal of Victorious Media PR Company.

Atul Agrawal was all praise for Virag for having registered his name 5 times in the Guinness Book of World Records and remarked that he was a volcano simmering with talent and drive for social causes. He also penned a 4-lines verse spontaneously in praise of Virag’s achievements. Adv. Ramesh Tripath,i referring to Virag’s social initiatives and intentions, remarked that success becomes a by-product when the intention is to serve others. He cited the example of late Dashrath Manjhi, the labourer from Gehlour Hills in Bihar who carved an entire road through a mountain with hand tools working single-handedly for 22 years, after his wife was injured while trekking up the side of one of the rocky

footpaths and he had to travel 70 kms around the mountain to reach the nearest hospital.

Virag has made a biopic on the inspiring life of Padma Sri awardee Dr. Tatyarao Pundalikrao Lahane, the head of the Directorate of Medical Education and Research, Mumbai, Maharashtra who set a world record of performing more than 1,62,000 cataract surgeries. Virag is presently working on a biopic on the Bharat Ratna awardee, Sir Muddenahalli Visvesvaraya, the 19th Diwan of Mysore, an engineering graduate from the College of Engineering, Pune, Maharashtra and whose birth anniversary (September 15) is celebrated as Engineers’ Day in India, Sri Lanka and Tanzania.

 Virag had blindfolded himself for a record 100 days to motivate eye donations. He and his team shattered the world record held by a Chinese team in the longest singing karaoke marathon for promoting national integrity and organ donations.