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Anup Jalota 'delighted' with Padma Shri

Mumbai, Jan 25 Renowned ghazal and bhajan singer Anup Jalota is delighted to be recognised with the Padma Shri, India's fourth highest civilian honour, for his contribution to the world of semi-classical music.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012 | 3:31:28 PM IST (+05:30 GMT)
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Mumbai, Jan 25 (IANS) Renowned ghazal and bhajan singer Anup Jalota is delighted to be recognised with the Padma Shri, India's fourth highest civilian honour, for his contribution to the world of semi-classical music.

"I am very happy. I want to thank the government of India for recognising me and giving me the award," Jalota told IANS.

The veteran singer has been honoured with the Padma Shri along with filmmaker Priyadarsan, who is being felicitated for his contribution in Indian cinema.

In his career of over three decades, Jalota has recorded over 2,000 bhajans, ghazals and songs. Some of his popular bhajans include "Aisi lagi lagan", "Main nahi makhan khayo", "Rang de chunariya", "Jag mein sundar hai do naam", and "Chadariya jhini re jhini".

Indo-Asian News Service

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