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Singer Sonu Nigam awarded Honorary Fellowship in UK

Singer Sonu Nigam awarded Honorary Fellowship in UK

The prestigious accolade was bestowed upon Nigam during his electrifying performance at the iconic Wembley Arena in London over the weekend.

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Singer Sonu Nigam awarded Honorary Fellowship in UK Singer Sonu Nigam awarded Honorary Fellowship in UK

Bollywood sensation Sonu Nigam, renowned for his mesmerizing vocals and chart-topping hits, has been honored with an Honorary Fellowship by the National Indian Students and Alumni Union UK (NISAU UK) for his profound influence on the world of music. The prestigious accolade was bestowed upon Nigam during his electrifying performance at the iconic Wembley Arena in London over the weekend.

The ceremony, witnessed by a captivated audience, saw the Honorary Fellowship presented to Nigam on stage by distinguished British Indian Labour MP Virendra Sharma and esteemed Professor Rachel Dwyer, Emeritus Professor of Indian Culture at the School of Oriental and African Studies.

In a heartfelt tribute, NISAU UK Chair Sanam Arora praised Nigam's unwavering dedication to music and his remarkable efforts in giving back to the community. Arora emphasized Nigam's role as a beacon of inspiration, bridging cultures and fostering unity through his transcendent melodies and philanthropic endeavors.

Expressing gratitude for the honor, Nigam humbly acknowledged the recognition, attributing it to a higher power. "I am very touched to hear and read such kind words for me. Thank you NISAU for your love and this honor. I consider this as another precious gift from my Almighty," remarked the acclaimed singer upon receiving the Fellowship.

The Honorary Fellowship, previously conferred upon luminaries such as actor Shabana Azmi, writer Javed Akhtar, and spiritualist Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, serves to recognize individuals who have made significant contributions to Indian cultural exchange, education, and societal advancement on a global scale.

Nigam's journey to musical stardom has been marked by numerous accolades and achievements. As a multi-platinum selling Bollywood playback singer and recipient of the prestigious Padma Shri award, Nigam has left an indelible mark on the industry with his soulful renditions and timeless classics.

The UK leg of Nigam's tour, commemorating 30 years of his chart-topping cinematic hits, captivated audiences across London, Leeds, Glasgow, and Birmingham. His performances, featuring beloved songs like 'Kal Ho Naa Ho', 'Shukran Allah', and 'Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham', showcased his enduring appeal and reaffirmed his status as a musical icon.

Edited By: Bikash Chetry
Published On: Jun 03, 2024