During his recent visit to the UK, the well-known music composer from Bollywood, Padmashree Anandji Virji Shah of the popular Kalyanji Anandji duo, was felicitated at the House of Lords by Lord Loomba CBE, Founder and Chairman Trustee of The Loomba Foundation. Anandji was accompanied by his wife, Shanta Ji and the family.
The dinner was held at Attlee Room, in partnership with Raja Kaasheff & Rubayyat Jahan, who are popular singers in the UK. It was attended by many of Anandji’s followers and dignitaries including Bangladesh High Commissioner, H E Ms Saida Muna Tasneem, G P Hinduja, Ashok Hinduja, C B Patel, Seema Malhotra MP, Umesh Desai, Ravi Sharma, Sarita Sabharwal.
The award-winning musical duo of Kalyanji Anandji have made an extraordinary impact on the music industry with their timeless and iconic melodies. They have also created a legacy through their ability to identify, mentor and nurture new talent, many of whom have gone on to become very successful artists.
In addition, philanthropy has always been very important to them; proactively volunteering and raising awareness of social causes in much need times. They have many a time raised considerable sums through their art to fundraise and grow awareness of important issues across communities. They are renowned for the prestigious awards won across the Indian Music Industry and their talent took their musical reach global by influencing well known Western Music artists too.
Sadly, Rita Prakash Valambia, daughter of Ananadji and Shanta Ji, who organised the event, passed away on 7th October 2021 after a brief illness.