Gurpreet Saini's "Mohtaaj"
In episode #3, the poet in the darbaar is Gurpreet Saini - reading his poems “Mohtaaj / The Name”, “The Aim”, “The Lesson”, “Suraj”, and “Shaam”. In between the poems, host Lakshya Datta talks to Gurpreet about his two lives: Gurpreet the lyricist, and Mohtaaj the poet. It was in DAV College and then Manchtantra, that he met Rochak Kohli, Ayushmann Khurana and Gautam Govind Sharma and, from making music for street plays and stage plays in Chandigarh, he is now in Mumbai and has given us songs like: "Saadi Gali Aja" (Nautanki Saala), "Mitti di Khushboo" (Ayushmaan Khurrana’s and Rochak Kohli’s single), "Yahin Hun Main" (Ayushmaan Khurrana’s and Rochak Kohli’s single), “Maa" (Mika Singh’s and Rochak Kohli’s single), "Atrangi yaari" (Wazir), "Ek ladki ko dekh to aisa laga" (full album), "Bheege mann" (Khaandani Shafakhana), "Jako rakhe Saayiyan" (Batla House), "Tu mileya" ( Darshan Raval’s single), and most recently "Dil na jaaneya" (Good Newwz). You can listen to his songs on JioSaavn, and follow his poetry on Instagram @mohtaaj_