Sikkimese street singer woos music director Pritam

Santosh Gandarva
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A street singer from Rangpo in East Sikkim Santosh Gandarva is on his way to meet popular music director and singer of the country, Pritam.

28-years-old Santosh left for Mumbai from Bagdogra airport on Friday to meet Pritam. He is a known face in Gangtok for performing with his Sarangi, a Nepali Folk instrument, in streets of Gangtok.

It is like a big dream comes true for a Sikkimese street singer to meet the renowned music director.

The whole episode started with the recent tweet of Pritam on 19 June. He tweeted “Came across this video of a local Sikkimese street singer performing on #ChannaMereya, made my day. It amazes me how a song touches people at different levels. That’s the biggest high of our work, keeps me going.”

The tweet went viral and shared many times by the people. In the video Santosh was singing this famous bollywood number Channa Mereya from movie Ae Dil Hai Mushkil with his Sarangi in a street of Gangtok. The song was written by Amitabh Bhattacharya and composed by Pritam himself.

It is important to mention here that the video was uploaded by a Gangtok resident, Pravesh Chettri in the social media earlier this month, which has

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