A letter sent by the British monarch holds a place of pride for the composer

The Queen appreciates Bappida’s thoughtfulness

A letter sent by the British monarch holds a place of pride for the composer

    The Deputy Correspondence Coordinator, Miss Jennie Vine, on behalf of Queen Elizabeth of England, has sent a letter of appreciation from Buckingham Palace to veteran music composer Bappi Lahiri for composing a melodious track, Long Live Our Queen, and sending across the CD as a gift on the 60th anniversary of Her Majesty’s coronation. The song is a fusion of Ganesh Vandana with a prayer that blesses the Queen with long life.
    Bappida even offered to personally perform and though appreciating the music director’s thoughtfulness, the Queen expressed her inability to take up the suggestion.
    Bappi Lahiri said, “After Paul McCartney and Elton John, I am the other composer to have paid a tribute to the Queen. The letter took me by surprise and was touched by her courteousness.”
    Interestingly, the music director was recently awarded the Justice for Widows Award too for his composition and contribution of the track, Justice For Widows, on International Widows Day at The House of Lords in the UK. “It was an honour to receive the award,” he said.

Baroness Stowell, Lakshmi Puri, Bappi Lahiri, Cheri Blair and Lord Loomba