Ace singer Sonu Nigam who has ruled the music industry for over two decades has recently been conferred ‘Haryana Gaurav Samman’ by the Haryana Government on the occasion of ‘Pravasi Haryana Divas’ held in Gurugram. As a part of its Golden Jubilee Celebrations, Government of Haryana organised ‘Pravasi Haryana Divas’ on 10th and 11th January, 2017. The special recognition by the Haryana Government was conferred upon Sonu Nigam for his efforts and achievements in the Arts and Culture sector.
A source close to the singer says Source close to Sonu says, "Sonu is very humbled at receiving this honor. Everyone knows how he worships his father, he actually insisted his father and chacha, to accompany him to the award function as because of them that he has his roots in Haryana. The interesting part of the occasion was Chief Minister Mr Manohar Lal insisted that Sonu sing for the audience in the midst of the award function, before he gives the award to him. Public went hysterical and Sonu went on to oblige them all with his voice."
The felicitation took place on 11th January in Gurugram, Harayana. Apart from Sonu Nigam, the evening was attended by Union Ministers, Ministers of Haryana, Senior Bureucrates, Industry Captains and other renowned personalities.