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Updated on: Wednesday, May 29, 2019, 05:04 AM IST

Kuwaiti singer’s rendition of ‘Vaishnav Jan To’ fascinates Sushma Swaraj, watch video

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The iconic bhajan ‘Vaishnav jan to tene kahiye’ sung by a foreign national mesmerised External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj during her maiden visit to Kuwait. Sushma Swaraj praised a Kuwaiti singer after he recited Mahatma Gandhi’s favourite hymn –  during an event organised by Indian Embassy in Kuwait.

During the event attended by Indian community, Kuwaiti singer Mubarak Al-Rashid recited Mahatma Gandhi’s favourite bhajan ‘vaishnav jan to tene kahiye’ which touched the heart of Sushma Swaraj. She was mesmerised after listening to the song and applauded Mubarak Al-Rashid for singing the same effortlessly.

“The two songs from Bollywood he previously chose were very difficult. But he just sang it so effortlessly and with ease. I was so pleasantly surprised by the way he sang. And he sang – ‘Vaishnav Jan To’ without even having any paper. The fact that he still remembers has made all of us proud,” Swaraj was quoted as saying by ANI.

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As for Rashid, he was equally thrilled. “I am very happy to be invited by the Indian Embassy for today’s event. I am proud that I could sing Mahatma Gandhi’s favourite bhajan ‘Vaishnav Jan to Tene Kahiye’ in front of Indian EAM Sushma Swaraj,” he said.

Have a look at the video where singer Mubarak Al-Rashid is singing the above mentioned song during the event.

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Published on: Thursday, November 01, 2018, 09:55 AM IST
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