Sparsh Shah’s Jana Gana Mana Makes ‘Howdy, Modi’ a Melodious Event

Sparsh shared how happy he was to be singing at such a huge platform.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘Howdy Modi’ event in Texas has successfully come to an end. And while there were many highlights of this special cultural programme, 16-year-old Sparsh was definitely the most talked about performer of the show.

Specially-abled Indian-origin teenager Sparsh Shah opened the event by singing India’s national anthem, ‘Jana Gana Mana’, in front 50,000 people who had come to attend the mega diaspora outreach outreach programme of PM Modi in US’ Houston on 22 September.

But what makes Sparsh Shah so special?

‘Purhythm’ Fights a Rare Disease

Also known as ‘Purhythm’, Sparsh Shah is a rapper, singer, songwriter and motivational speaker based in New Jersey, USA.

He was born with Osteogenesis Imperfecta, a disease in which bones are very weak and break easily. According to reports, over 130 bones of Shah have been broken in the last few years.

Sparsh, who is always on a wheelchair, did not let his condition get in the way of his creativity.

His first break through song was a cover of the famous rapper Eminem’s ‘Not Afraid’, which received more than 15 million views on YouTube. Eminem himself had tweeted about this video as well.

According to The New Indian Express, the young talent has given various TED talks and has appeared in international talent shows such as Little Big Shots.

‘Brit Bone Rapper’ a documentary based on his life was also released in March 2018.

‘Excited to Meet PM Modi’

Before the event began, Sparsh tweeted about how happy he was to be singing at such a huge platform and his excitement to meet Prime Minister Modi.

He added, "But by the grace of God I am going to meet him, and I am excited to sing the national anthem."

(With Inputs from The New Indian Express)

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