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Shankar Mahadevan conferred an honorary doctorate by Birmingham City University

Global music icon, Shankar Mahadevan has been conferred an honorary doctorate by Birmingham City University (BCU) in the UK.

The 56-year old singer and musician, was recognised for his award-winning contribution to music and arts. He is known for his work in the music trio – Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy and Shakti.

He received the honour from the university’s Vice-Chancellor Professor Philip Plowden at a ceremony in Birmingham on Saturday. The award was announced earlier this year during a trade delegation to Mumbai led by West Midlands Mayor, Andy Street.

Upon being given the award, Mahadevan said, “This is truly a special moment for me. It’s something new and will take some time for me to digest this feeling, said Mahadevan. When I started my career, never did I expect that one day I would be awarded a doctorate for music. I am looking forward to some amazing music being created between Indian musicians whom I represent and musicians from the West Midlands.”