The year 2014 was filled with happy memories for India’s King of Pop Daler Mehndi who not only took the social space by storm but also created history in his own unique way. Adding to this, Daler also successfully promoted budding musical talents in the industry.
The well-known artist believes in recognizing, nurturing and helping young performers to showcase their talent. While this year has also been busy for him with his numerous social and work related commitments, the singer has not backed down from encouraging young artists on a national platform through his own label DRecords.
Among other things, 2014 was a year of ‘firsts’ for our favorite ‘Tunakster’! It saw the popular singer take part in the ALS Ice-Bucket Challenge that rocked the nation with every celebrity dumping ice on themselves in support of the cause. He also helped raise funds for Kashmir flood victims and contributed to White Gold Cowshala, a campaign to save cows. The Sardar of Swing launched a Bhangra-Pop song ‘Aaja Mere Twitter Te’ where he invited fans to visit his social properties and recorded his track ‘Stop The Fight’ on the spot in one night which speaks about the need for peace in society.
This year, Daler Mehndi took the world’s busiest city New York by storm by performing at the NIAPPI Azadi Diwas Celebrations. A man who has immense respect for all faiths, he was a part of the world’s biggest Prabhat Pheri and visited the Krishnagiri Shri Parshwa Padmavati Temple in Tamil Nadu gaining favor with the Jains. Paaji, as he is affectionately called, was also the first Indian singer to have his name trademarked! The musician lent his voice to his maiden Marathi film, his first Kannada film and launched his album Gurbani which was an instant hit.
The year 2014 has been one such roller coaster ride and in this amazing year, Daler Mehndi has touched many hearts with his large heartedness and humility. A man of many talents, Daler Mehndi has made this year memorable for his fans. Here’s wishing the Tunak Tunak star a very happy and prosperous new year.