Thai singer Aruni releases song on Guru Nanak’s travel to Baghdad

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Aruni Bagga (Photo grab from video Nanak Kal Vich Aaya)
By Asia Samachar Team | BANGKOK |

Thai multilingual singer Aruni Bagga has released a musical album to commemorate the 550th birth of Guru Nanak.

The 10-minute ‘Nanak Kal Vich Aaya‘ video tells the story of Guru Nanak’s travel to Baghdad with his trusted companion Bhai Mardana. The video, released on Youtube last week, was today updated with lyrics and its meanings in English.

“I’ve been doing kirtan since I was a child. This is my little contribution,” the Bangkok-based singer told Asia Samachar.

Aruni shot to fame when she emerged winner of Sa Re Ga Ma 1995 which was conducted and judged by Sonu Nigam. She was also the winner of the Star Voice of India audition in Thailand and represented Thailand as the guest performer in Mumbai in 2008.

Among others, she has performed with the Bangkok Symphony Orchestra conducted by Shardad Rohani. She was also a show opener for the Indian Princess grand finale in Bangkok in 2015.

Her father Prithipal Singh Bagga and paternal grandfather Harban Singh Bagga ensured that music was always running in the house. “They taught me since young,” she said.

Asked how the idea for the video came about, she said: “Some months ago, I thought why don’t we do something to. I made a request to Baba Nanak…It was blessed by him.”

 

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