To commemorate Madan Mohanji’s Birth Centenary in 2024, his admirers will be organizing various concert events and online tributes while members of his family will also pay their respect through individual initiatives.

Madanji’s elder son, Sanjeev Kohli will present 6/7 live events of DIL DHOONDTA HAI in various cities in 2024

A journey through the timeless music and memories of
the legendary composer MADAN MOHAN,
presented by his elder son, Sanjeev Kohli

DIL DHOONDTA HAI has been presented live in Mumbai, Pune, Nashik, Surat and Bangalore for very appreciative audiences. To mark Madanji’s centenary year in 2024, more live events are being planned through the year with repeats in Surat, Mumbai and Pune as well as in new venues Navsari, Thane, Hyderabad and New Delhi.

The event comprises an exclusive screening of an 80-minute audio visual, A Journey Through His Timeless Music, as well as Sanjeev sharing insights and memories of his legendary father in a Q&A format anchored by Rajeshree Gokhale, presented through videos and rare pictures. Many emotional and interesting anecdotes are shared about Madanji, as well as rare trivia behind the making of some of his most iconic songs.

The link below gives an indication of the show content.
9 min promo for the Pune event held in March 2023

Some audience reactions from the 2023 shows in Pune and Bangalore

Sanjeevji, a son cannot possibly do anything more than what you have done by actively getting involved in each and every aspect of designing and presenting this kind of a grand & spectacular showmanship which only Raj Kapoor Sahab was capable of. Your dedication was clearly evident in each and every second you were there on and off stage.
                                                                                                                                                                                                    - ARVIND GADYAR

It was indeed a marvellous show. Time spent with Sanjeevji in Dil Dhoondta Hai was treasurable. It was a great musical treat. His wonderful voice mesmerized all present there.
                                                                                                                                                                                                              - PADMA RAO

Rarest, melodious and mesmerising event on Madan Mohanji’s musical journey was shared with so much emotion, care and huge respect to the maestro as well as his dear father, by Sanjeev Kohli ji…spell bound audience, most befitting presentation ever witnessed.
                                                                                                                                                                         - CHANDRIKA GURURAJA

I am speechless. I had watched DIL DHOONDTA HAI in Pune in 2016 but this time it blew my mind. So many emotions, so much hard work & such dedication can only be shown by a true son like Sanjeev ji. I still am mesmerized. It was so so overwhelming I sometimes could not stop my tears. I must congratulate Sanjeev ji for such an excellent piece of work.
                                                                                                                                                                                              - GIRIJA RAWAL

Thank you Sanjeevji for the most memorable evening. It was an ethereal experience for me to be in the audience. As the presentation unfurled, and you shared those precious moments, it just made me emotional. Ever grateful to you for sharing those anecdotes, trivia and taking us along the journey of the legend. I am still not able to come out of this and feeling the euphoria. You are truly an amazing person and your simplicity and unassuming nature, bowled me over!
                                                                                                                                                                   - SHESHADRI MOKSHAGUNDUM

Thanks for a really memorable evening spent, a remembrance for eternity. Very well organised and Sanjeevji's presentation was beyond any parallels.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      - M.V.RAO

MESMERIZED, MAGICAL… these are the only words that come to my mind.
                                                                                                                                                                                           - SHEELU MEHTA

What an awesome event that was! I am speechless… first of its kind.. We all in the audience were glued to our seats and couldn’t control our tears when Sanjeev Kohli was sharing his father’s musical journey...
                                                                                                                                                                                                    - LAKSHMI SIRUR

We all have listened to Madan Mohanji's compositions for several decades but the intricate manner in which Sanjeev Kohli ji has knitted together his father's life experiences and presented it to the audience was mesmerising. Sanjeevji's portrayal of Madan Mohanji's life touched everyone's heart. Emotions came gushing through as I listened to his amazing creations and the context in which he composed every song. The songs and narration by Sanjeev Kohliji reverberate in my heart. It was indeed a memorable and magical event
                                                                                                                                                                                                       - SUNANDA RAO

Sanjeev Kohli ji indeed excelled last night. It was one of those nights where the focus never wavered from the evening's colossal central persona Madan Mohan. Sanjeev ji recounting his personal experiences in the shadow of his illustrious father was poignant and insightful.
                                                                                                                                                                                                    - VIDYUT SHENOY

It was a pleasure to attend Dil Dhoondta Hai, the musical journey of the Ghazal King Shri Madan Mohan by his son Sanjeev Kohli. An absolute treat for retro lovers. True to his words of staying at the crease and entertaining us, like a prolific batsman, Sanjeev Kohli has crafted a well-paced Innings. One got to hear and see some rare visuals and emotional insights and memories beautifully blended with the deep and profound voice of Sanjeev Kohliji. The oratory skills and finesse with which this presentation was executed speaks volumes about the hard work and dedication put in by Sanjeev Kohliji.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                - MR. VIVEK

One of the most impactful and memorable evenings, "Dil Dhoondta Hai". As we sat in the auditorium unaware of what was to come, Sanjeev Kohliji swept us off our feet into a world of timeless classics and nostalgia. I have grown up listening to songs of the retro era but I realized that all my favourite songs were Madan Mohanji's compositions! So, for me, it was an evening that brought me to tears several times. An overwhelming documentary followed by an interview with audio visuals which was executed with pin point precision by Sanjeevji, while still upholding the narrative and emotions! Words fail to express the joy of this unique show.
                                                                                                                                                                                    - SAMANVITHA SHARMA