Well-known singer Sonu Nigam has won many awards in his long career and now he has won another prestigious award. Sonu will be honored with the Padma Shri award.
Sonu is not happy after receiving this honor, while his fans on social media are also expressing their happiness about it. Sonu will get this award for his significant contribution to the world of music.
Let us know what he said on this.
Sonu dedicates award to his mother
Sonu said, “I am very grateful to the Government of India for the Padma Shri award. Heartfelt thanks to all those who considered me deserving and suggested my name for this prestigious award.”He said, “I would like to dedicate this award to my mother. She would have cried if she were here today. Whatever I am today, it is because of my mother. All those who have been with me in this journey of mine.” Thank you very much.”
Sonu has won many awards
Sonu Nigam, the famous playback singer of the film industry, has sung songs for about 320 films so far. Apart from Hindi, he has lent his voice to songs in many other languages including Kannada, Oriya, Bengali, Gujarati, Tamil, Telugu, Marathi, Nepali, Malayalam, Kannada, and Bhojpuri. Sonu has received two Filmfare Awards. He has won the National Film Award for the title track of ‘Kal Ho Na Ho’. Sonu has received ‘Haryana Gaurav Samman’ by the Haryana Government.
Director Chandraprakash Dwivedi will also be honored
Apart from Sonu, director Chandraprakash Dwivedi from Hindi cinema will also be honored with Padma Shri. Dwivedi is known for the TV show ‘Chanakya’ and the film ‘Pinjar’.Now he is coming up with the period drama film ‘Prithviraj’, in which Akshay Kumar is in the lead role. Akshay tweeted, “Heartwarming to see some great names in the #PadmaAwards list. Amazing achievers from Science, Armed Forces, Sports, Industry, Art… And of course my director friend Dr. Chandraprakash Dwivedi. Super proud”
Rashid Khan and Victor Banerjee to get Padma Bhushan
Music composer Rashid Khan will be honored with Padma Bhushan, the country’s third-highest civilian honor. He has received Padma Shri in 2006. Rashid is best known for the song ‘Aaoge Jab Tum Sajna’ from the movie ‘Jab We Met’.Veteran artist Victor Banerjee will also be honored with the Padma Bhushan. Victor has worked in films in several languages with directors such as Roman Polanski, James Ivory, Satyajit Ray, Mrinal Sen, and Shyam Benegal.
The Padma awards are announced every year on Republic Day. Padma Shri is the fourth highest civilian award of India, which is given for distinguished contribution in various fields such as arts, education, industry, literature, science, sports, medicine, social service & public life, etc.