Sonu Nigam sings at Ramlila Maidan for Hazare
New Delhi: Singer Sonu Nigam expressed his support for Anna Hazare and his fight against corruption by singing the hymn "Vaishnav jan to" at the Ramlila Maidan here Saturday. He says meeting the social activist was an exhilarating experience for him.
Dressed casually in a white shirt and a pair of blue jeans, Sonu touched Hazare`s cheeks and also took the 74-year-old`s blessings by touching his feet.
He posted on micro-blogging site Twitter after meeting Hazare: "It was like meeting a true child saint. Touched his cheeks just instinctively. He said `Mujhey Oorja mila hai aapkey aaney aur gaaney se (Your presence and singing has given me energy)`.
"Told him so many have told me 2 touch u, thank u... and sent their strength to u. He smiled like an innocent child. He`s a rare man, whom u wanna respect, love, follow, care for and pull his Cheeks too. How many of such kinds we have around? God bless him (sic)."
Though Sonu sang a few songs, he didn`t express his views on the Lokpal bill.
"I didn`t feel like taking undue advntge of d stage and speaking anythng! I hv limtd knwldg of ths subjct. It`s agnst ettiquettes I felt," he added.
Before reaching Ramlila Maidan, he had tweeted: "I have heard of Mahatma Gandhi. I wanna see Anna. On my way to Ramleela Maidaan. Practicing music in the car."
"Jst lk I dn`t apprciate a non Musician commenting abt Music, I`m nt authorizd 2 tlk abt Politics. I know music, and tht`s wht I`l sprd 2day," he added.
The singer, known for numbers like "Kal ho na ho", "Panchhi nadiyaan" and "Shukran Allah", has since left for Mumbai.