Padma Shri Awarded Singer Reveals DD officials’ Allergy To Lord Ram During UPA Era



Renowned Indian classical and folk singer Malini Awasthi has revealed that how DD officials in UPA era did not allow her to sing a song about Lord Ram.


The Singer, who was awarded with Padma Shri in 2016, tweeted that even though the emergency imposed in the country in 1975 was lifted after 21 months, its impact was prevalent for decades. Describing the incident of 2005, Malini reveals that she was invited to sing in Delhi Doordarshan in 2005. As it was Hindu month of Chaith, she started singing a song about the birth of Lord Ram which was suitable for the season. However, to her astonishment she was asked by DD officials to sing any song other than about Lord Ram.



Malini Awasthi was born in Kannauj, Uttar Pradesh and studied in Bhatkhande University Lucknow. She is a student of Legendary Hindustani Classical Singer, Padman Vibhushan awardee Girija Devi of Banaras Gharana.


She is a regular performer at popular classical music festival, Jahan-e-Khusrau. She has a known for her rendition of Thumari, Thaare Raho Baanke Shyam. She has performed in various programmes in US England Fiji Mauritius and Holland.


Recently, sang the song “Sunder Susheel” in the 2015 film “Dum Laga Ke Haisha.”


She also participated on TV for NDTV Imagine’s Junoon. She was appointed as the brand ambassador by Election Commission for UP Elections 2012. She performed at Kumbh Mela 2013.


She sang the song “Sunder Susheel” in the 2015 film Dum Laga Ke Haisha which had music by Anu Malik.

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