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Michael Jackson’s First and Last India Performance

Special Edition: Michael Jackson in INDIA (1996)

The King of Pop, arrived India’s entertainment capital Mumbai on October 30th in 1996. 5’8″ tall Bollywood Actress Sonali Bendre, clad in traditional Maharashtrian 9 yard saree, performed the aarti and tilak for Michael at the airport and he was quite taken up with the entire ceremony.

King of Pop” played a breathtaking two-hour set and also invited children from local orphanages to his luxury hotel for a poolside party.


Michael Jackson in Mumbai (1996)

Actress Sonali Bendre with Michael Jackson in Mumbai (1996)


Michael Jackson in Mumbai (1996)

Michael Jackson in Mumbai

Michael Jackson Performs in Mumbai , INDIA


Bal Thackeray with Michael Jackson (1996)

At that time Bal Thackeray (Shiv Udyog Sena) is the one who organised Michael Jackson perfomanace event to raise funds for the 27 lakh unemployed youth who the Shiv Udyog Sena wanted to help.


Bal Thackeray with Michael Jackson (1996)

That was the first and last Jackson’s visit to india and it became the talking point of the country before and after the event.

[Image Courtesy of Indian Michael Jackson Fanclub ]

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  • Prateek gupta(Preet) June 27, 2009, 12:13 pm

    I Love MICHAEL JACKSON. He was a Great Man.I am a great fan of him.I want MICHAEL JACKSON(MJ)back in this worid.I prey to god “Oh god listen me please send michael jackson back in this world

  • Kaushick June 28, 2009, 1:11 pm

    “MICHAEL JACKSON DEAD” i wish his soul R.I.P im his greatest fan i wish i could have seen him in my life atleast 1ce live 🙁

  • Bottangada Bopanna June 30, 2009, 9:36 pm

    Im the greatest fan of MJ.I wish god that MJ should born as a Coorgi next time,as his same personality,till then no one should born like him..I pray to god that his soul must rest in peace..Thank u god..

  • joanne jackson January 4, 2010, 5:28 pm

    michael jackson, if you were still alive you will see our mini concert for you.

  • valiviti krishna mohit January 7, 2010, 3:59 pm

    i love you from depth of my i am really missing you may your soul rest in peace keep entertaining god in the heavens may your greatest soul rest in peace

  • valiviti krishna mohit January 7, 2010, 4:01 pm

    you were the king of pop when you were alive but now you are the LORD OF POP your music will live on forever

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