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HT Youth Forum 2017: Gurnazar Chattha among Top 30 Under 30

In the run-up to its sixth edition of Top 30 under 30, Hindustan Times profiles 30 young achievers who will be felicitated at its flagship event on May 26. They are from fields ranging from the forces, academics and art to entertainment and sports. Among them is Gurnazar Chattha.

ht youth forum 2017 Updated: May 25, 2017 17:41 IST
HT Correspondent
Gurnazar Chattha
Gurnazar Chattha(HT Photo)

Band of perfection: Gurnazar Chattha, 22, Karnal

A singer, musician and a sportsman, Gurnazar wears a variety of hats, and all with great elan. In the limelight for winning medals at the national-level skating championships during his childhood, he was barely out of his teens when he set up a band. A perfectionist at heart, he says, for him every song, every performance, every jam session is an achievement in itself.

Secret sauce: “My success mantra has always been to embrace my failures and my victories just the same. They are all experiences at the end of the day and only help you see the bigger picture.”

Inspiration: “My biggest fan- my mother.”

Challenges facing India: Corruption, ignorance, and insensitivity.

Uplifting feature: India’s rich heritage and culture. “All the cultures and ethnic backgrounds come together to create unique breathtaking flavours of art in this country.”

The road ahead: “To keep making better music and to definitely put urban Punjabi music on the world map.”

As an agent of change: “Music is the language of the soul. I hope my music helps people connect to their inner selves.”

By the way: He still enjoys skating, which he calls his guiding light in his childhood.