The Chikni Chameli singer is super delighted at receiving the honour from the elected Members of Parliament in London
Little did the 16–year-old aspiring singer know that one day she would reach this level when she first participated in Zee TV’s singing reality show Sa Re Ga Ma Pa. That little girl grew up to be the Shreya Ghoshal we all know so well, the voice that sang Oo lala, Chikni Chameli, Aashiyan and so many others. She was recently bestowed with one of the highest honours in London by elected Members of Parliament in the House of Commons – the home of British politics and centuries of democratic tradition.
Shreya’s silky voice has enchanted millions in romantic, sensual and soulful numbers over the years and her services to Indian music were praised at the ceremony. The talented artiste was accompanied by her father, who has been instrumental in nurturing her talent. “It’s such an honour. It motivates me a lot. I will do better music and something more meaningful in life, as a payback to the love people have given me,” Shreya expressed her contentment. The singer also shared how, despite coming to London as just a tourist, this visit was like a fairytale come true, and made her feel like a princess.