18 Jun, 2016

Music producer Sharif Awan has been given a gold medal at the Global Music Award for his album Indus Raag — Music Beyond Borders classical music heritage of the subcontinent, says a press release.

He is one of the nine gold medallists (from all over the world) in different music categories. The awards were announced in California on June 16. It is for the first time that a Pakistani album and a producer have featured at such an international competition. Indus Raag was also shortlisted as Pakistan’s first Grammy entry in the 57th Grammy Awards in 2014, adds the press release.

Originally published in Dawn, June 18th, 2016


M. Saeed Awan Jun 18, 2016 09:30am
Great achievement and pride for Pakistan. If one hand Taliban damaging our world image and the other way people like Sharameen, Sharif, Rahat Fateh Ali bringing good name to country. It means so far Music has won the race.
mumtaz shah Jun 18, 2016 10:05am
Thums up
Raza Jun 18, 2016 01:15pm
Congrats to Awaan sahib, Much needed appreciation in this field. Pakistan shares the same music as whole sub continent and once it is out in the world, people will definitely enjoy and appreciate it...keep shining
S. A. M. Jun 18, 2016 02:41pm
I am hearing about awan and his Indus raag for the first time. it's indeed a big achievement. congrats for the success.
Javed Jabbar Jun 18, 2016 06:45pm
Being familiar with the dedicated and splendid work being done by Mr and Mrs Sharif Awan to promote classical and folk music in Pakistan and to encourage the culture of respectful listening to such music , one is delighted to learn about this well-deserved recognition . Congratulations . And please continue your fine work .
Sailani Jun 18, 2016 08:06pm
Great achievement, music is the language of all people.
Masood Hussain Jun 18, 2016 09:39pm
Great,Is there any field in which pakistan can not excell?