PanchkulaWeddings are now simple affairs due to the Covid-19 outbreaks, without band-baja and limited baraat, leaving musical band owners in the tricity virtually penniless, with some of them taking to selling vegetables from their workspace to tide over the crisis. “Initially I waited for things to improve, but when we were on the verge of a breakdown and had nothing to eat, I decided to sell vegetables,” says Surjit Singh, owner of Hira Band in Manimajra. Outside what used to be his workspace, where he would book clients for weddings and his team members would gather to practise musical numbers, Surjit Singh now keeps containers full of bottle gourd, tomatoes and potatoes.He has to now get up as early as 4 am to go to the mandi and buy vegetables. The family is surviving on whatever little he manages to earn, which he says is “enough for our meals.”DEFAULTING ON RENTThe losses have been enormous. “We had received bookings worth ₹4 lakh to ₹5 lakh for March, April and May. But because of the Covid-19 outbreak, all events were cancelled and I have been left bankrupt. I have not paid rent of around ₹30,000 for stores where the band’s musical… Read full this story
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