Gurdas Maan honoured with Doctorate
Legendary Punjabi singer Gurdas Maan was honoured with a Doctorate in World Music from the University of Wolverhampton at a ceremony at the Wolverhampton Grand Theatre on September 7. Dr. Maan was conferred this honour by the School of Sport, Performing Arts and Leisure of the University for recognition of "his career in music, promotion of Asian music and traditions and the continual maintenance of his natural talent". The University has earlier honoured Sir Paul McCartney, Bill Cosby and Bob Dylan.
"This is an emotional moment for me. I accept this honour on behalf of the millions of fans and listeners of my music across the world. I would like to thank everybody here today and especially the people of Wolverhampton, who have shown me so much love and respect over the years. I am both touched and thankful for this recognition and I will continue entertaining my audience like always," said the musician and actor.
John Pymm, Dean of the School of Sport, Performing Arts and Leisure, who presented the honorary award, said, "The University is absolutely delighted that Gurdas Maan has made time in his very busy international touring schedule to receive this honorary doctorate. Maan's contribution to music is immense and he is a real inspiration for our students."
With a career spanning over 25 years, Dr. Gurdas Maan has become the most prolific and recognised Punjabi singer in the world today. He has produced over 30 albums and written over 200 songs. He has played a major role in promoting Asian culture at an international level, and his songs portray real-life issues and appeal to people of all ages and backgrounds. Guests who attended the ceremony included Jazzy B, Sukshinder Shinda, Shin, Jaz Dhami, Sardara Gill and famous Punjabi songwriter Jandu Littranwala.
Maan's ability to sing, write his own lyrics and perform on stage has made him one of the most versatile and successful artistes ever. He has toured the globe, performing in the USA, Canada, Middle-East, New Zealand, UK, Italy, Greece, Denmark, Norway and Australia. He has also starred and sung in Hindi and Punjabi films and has received numerous awards.
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