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Emirati banker takes up singing in Hindi, Urdu

A UAE national has taken his passion for singing Bollywood songs to its logical conclusion by releasing his own Urdu and Hindi album entitled Daastaan.

world Updated: Apr 26, 2010 14:53 IST

A UAE national has taken his passion for singing Bollywood songs to its logical conclusion by releasing his own Urdu and Hindi album entitled Daastaan.

Adel Farooq has never had any formal training in music but has written all the songs for the album.

"One song Dooba has been composed by Chirandam Bhatt who is from the Bhatt family of moviemakers. The album will be available this week on all digital channels such as itune, rhapsody and mapster," Farooq said.

"In India, the album will have an extra track which will be a DJ Aqeel remix," Farooq, who put his career in banking on a back burner to focus on his album, said.

He said they will assess the feedback to the album and will then take another step.

Farooq makes no bones about his uniqueness though.

"You many find hundreds of Arab singers. But if you look for an Emarati singing in Hindi, you will only find one, which is me," he said.