The UK Houses of Parliament hosted two of India's finest playback singers, Anuradha Paudwal and Kumar Sanu, who were honoured for their outstanding contribution in the field of music, social and charitable service by Members of Parliament from the Indo-British All Party Parliamentary Group, Houses of Parliament. Virendra Sharma MP, Chair of the Indo-British All Party Parliamentary Group hosted the special event inside the Parliament to celebrate the extraordinary musical achievements of both the celebrated singers. Speaking on the occasion, he said,
“Kumar Sanu and Anuradha Paudwal are best known and popular for rendering heir voice in Bollywood movies of the 1990s and 200s and are considered the leading playback singers in the Indian Film industry. Today, we are proud to be able to celebrate their historic contribution to the Indian music industry and these awards establish them among the highest class of performers.” Organiser of the event, Sanjay Jagatia highlighted that Kumar Sanu received the Filmfare Best Male Playback Singer Award for five consecutive years, and is also the recipient of the Padma Shri. “Both artists will be performing to packed audiences during their UK tour of Leicester, London and Birmingham, and we are so privileged that we have been given a tremendous opportunity to have an intimate gathering here at the UK Houses of Parliament where we can listen to the life story of both these wonderful musical artists.”
Also present at the event was leading UK singer Navin Kundra. He said, “Both are role models to every aspiring singer and heroes to millions of people worldwide. I became involved in singing Indian music as a direct result of the songs that Kumar Sanu and Anuradha Paudwal sang together in the 1990s. They have both been an inspiration to me and played an enormous part in my own musical journey. I hope one day I can achieve even a little of what they have achieved for the Indian music industry.