Happy that my work got recognised: Anup Jalota
The 58-year-old singer has been chosen for the award for his contribution to Indian classical music. "I am happy. I am humbled and thankful to the Government of India for giving me this honour and recognising my work. I would also like to thank my fans for their love and support," Jalota told PTI.
Some of Jalota`s popular bhajans include `Aisi Lagi Lagan`, `Main Nahi Makhan Khayo`, `Rang De Chunariya` and `Jag Mein Sundar Hai Do Naam`. He has recorded over 1,500 bhajans, ghazals and songs.
To a question, the versatile singer said "I don`t think the award has come late. I feel there is a right time for everything."