Veteran Singer Suresh Wadkar Receives the Coveted Padma Shri
Veteran singer Suresh Wadkar received the Padma Shri, the fourth-highest civilian award of the Republic of India, at the hands of President Ram Nath Kovind at the Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi.
"I am extremely happy to receive the Padma Shri. It has come after a long wait," said the elated singer.
Known for enthralling audiences for over four and a half decades with his mellifluous voice, Wadkar feels that he is truly blessed. "The audiences have always been kind in accepting my songs," he said. "It is a divine blessing to be loved by people over decades."
With over 40,000 melodious numbers in his kitty, Padma Shri Suresh Wadkar shared the stage with Kangana Ranaut, Karan Johar, Ekta Kapoor, Adnan Sami to name a few. Late SP Balasubrahmanyam was also honoured with a posthumous award at the function in New Delhi.