When the list of Padma Awards recipients was announced a couple of months ago, popular Bollywood playback singer Udit Narayan, was elated.
He thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Indian government for finding him worthy of the Padma Bhushan. The singer and his family also met PM Modi earlier this month to personally thank him for the same. Now, we have come to know that Udit and his son, Aditya Narayan, are throwing a celebratory bash in Delhi, and that PM Modi will apparently attend it.
A source close to the singer says, “Uditji and Modiji spoke at length about music when they met. The PM assured them that he will definitely try to attend the party, which will be held at the end of April. Many other parliamentarians are also expected to be present.”
Talking about meeting the PM, Udit says, “It feels great to be given such an honour for my contribution to Indian music for over three decades. When I met PM Modi with my family recently, I requested him to make it to our celebration bash for some time. He said that he will surely try to make it if he is in the city. We will decide on the date for the party after the investiture ceremony takes place on April 12. I’ll be happy to entertain our parliamentarians by singing a few of my songs. It will be my thanksgiving gesture.”
Aditya adds that the get together is likely to be held at a five-star hotel in Delhi. “We want to thank them for awarding dad with the Padma Bhushan. Dad and I will perform with our band at the do,” he says.