Shankar Mahadevan on receiving Padma Shri


Shankar Mahadevan is one the most loved music composers in India. a few of his songs have created history and are loved by billions in India and around the world. Apart from being “joyous” and “over the moon”,  Shankar Mahadevan was “humbled” after he learned that he was being awarded the Padma Shri this year. It’s the fourth highest civilian award and suddenly it dawns on you that you have been chosen from a country of a billion people. So, he feels extremely humbled and honored and he will continue to work hard and keep entertaining more people with his music.

Shankar is one of the biggest composers in the film industry, having composed music for films such as Dil Chahta Hai (2001), Kal Ho Na Ho (2003), Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara (2011) and Manikarnika.

Shankar understands his responsibility as a star and wishes that the Padma Shri pushes him to carry on doing things for music. The singers adds that “My music school is now seven years old and we have started teaching music to the underprivileged kids, as they might not get an opportunity to learn music. I hope that this recognition by the government encourages me to keep doing things like this and I hope to establish the world’s best music school someday



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