How many times do we get to see AR Rahman proclaim his love for an artist? The reclusive musician rarely makes his favourites known to his audience. But one lucky girl who is at the receiving end of his affection is classical singer Anjali Gaikwad from Ahmednagar in Maharashtra.
AR Rehman took to Instagram and posted these adorable pictures of the talented singer, who is all of 10 years old.
Anjali Gaikwad was also declared the “Classical Voice of India” in 2015, in the junior division when she participated in a competition held in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh. She came first there and was honoured by the then chief minister Akhilesh Yadav. Anjali was the youngest in her category. Also, her sister Nandini came second in the junior division. Both Anjali and Nandini were guided by their father Angad Gaikwad, who accompanied them.
Kudos to AR Rehman for promoting and encouraging talent from diversified backgrounds, especially when nepotism is such a blazing topic these days.
We also came across some videos of the talented tiny tot on youtube, you must give them a listen :