Karunya's tryst with a music diva

The Indian Idol 2 finalist, NC Karunya, is on a new high after his meeting with pop singer Usha Uthup in Kolkata

india Updated: Apr 13, 2006 19:02 IST

The Indian Idol 2 finalist NC Karunya is on a new high after his meeting with pop singer Usha Uthup in Kolkata.

On Tuesday he landed in Kolkata for a free-for-all concert and headed straight to meet the ageless crooner.

Recalling the meeting, Karunya said: "I was very excited about meeting Usha Uthup for several reasons. She is such a talented singer. She sings fluently bothin south Indian languages and in Hindi . And let's not forget, she's a south Indian like me."

Usha welcomed Karunya warmly.

"People of Kolkata are very patient and enjoy music like no one else, all good artists enjoy performing in Kolkata... so enjoy performing here... and give your best performance to the people of this city!" she said.

Usha gifted Karunya a stole with Bengali words printed on it and told him to keep it always as it was a very lucky.

She asked him not to worry if he didn't win the title and to always remember that she, too, had never won a prize in her entire life but had never given up hopes and had put in all her efforts and made a name for herself.

Karunya sang songs for Usha in Rajasthani, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Bengali, Marathi and Kannada. "This is the hallmark of a true singer," said Usha.

Usha taught Karunya a Bengali song, which he decided to sing at the concert in Kolkata. The song was...Kolkata kolkata don't worry kolkata.

First Published: Apr 13, 2006 17:42 IST