Singer Kailash Kher bestowed with Padma Shri

Singer Kailash Kher, who shot to fame with the 2003 hit track 'Allah ke bande', has today been conferred India's fourth highest civilian award, the Padma Shri. He has received the recognition by President Pranab Mukherjee for his contribution to music industry. 89 people were awarded by President this year for their exceptional work in various fields. This year the President gave out 7 Padma Vibhushan awards, 7 Padma Bhushan awards and 75 Padma Shri Awards. Among those who received the Padma Shri awards were Chef Sanjeev Kapoor, Discus Thrower Vikas Gowda, Gymnast Dipa Karmakar and Wrestler Sakshi Malik. Earlier, while speaking to ANI on this achievement, the 43-year-old singer said that words will fall short, if he is asked about the award's importance for him.Known for adding Sufi touch to songs, Kailash has won zillions of hearts with tracks like 'Teri deewani', 'Ya rabba,' 'Yun hi chala chal rahi' and many more.