Indian music superstar Hans Raj Hans visited the University of Birmingham and found out more about University life when he met students from India.
The hugely popular Punjabi singer is a national treasure in his home country and has millions of fans throughout the world. One of the finest modern-day performers of Sufi songs, Hans Raj Hansis renowned as folk-revivalist and passionate ambassador for Sufi music.
Professor Robin Mason, Pro-Vice-Chancellor at the University of Birmingham, welcomed Hans Raj Hans to a special lunch held in the musician’s honour, following his appearance at the Birmingham Weekender.
A versatile and soulful vocalist, Hans Raj Hans’ work spans a wealth of musical styles, including popular Punjabi songs as well as folk, devotional, gurbani, ghazals, Bollywood and classical.
In 2008, Hans Raj Hans was awarded the prestigious Padmashri Award, one of India’s highest civilian honours, for his outstanding contribution to the arts. He is a visiting professor of sufi music at a number of US universities, as well as a life fellow at Punjabi University of Patiala and recipient of the Sangeet Nanak Academy award.