Celebrating Britain's 101 Most Influential Asians 2024

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Nitin Sawhney


IF YOU ever meet Nitin Sawhney be prepared to be bowled over by one of the most open and humble contemporary stars in Britain. He sweeps away the first observation that he is a campaigner for social causes. “I’ve never considered myself that. I just say things that I think,” he tells the GG2 Power List. And what he thinks is clear if you follow his posts on X.

Consider his views of our current government and the prime minister, Rishi Sunak. “We have a representation for Asian people in this country, in government right now, which is on one hand a fantastic thing, but what they are doing or what they’re saying is absolutely disgusting, and absolutely repulsive to me in every single way,” he said. “Look at what’s going on now with the Post Office scandal, there are connections there… We have a responsibility as people to be kind and thoughtful to those who are less fortunate than us. That’s a basic human principle as far as I’m concerned, and this government does the opposite of that.

” Sawhney is known globally as a musician, producer and composer, and has worked with Sir Paul McCartney, Sting, late Sinead O’Conner, AR Rahman, Anoushka Shankar and so many other musical greats. The artiste sells out the Royal Albert Hall. “I’m very aware that I’ve had an amazing de gree of acknowledgement and kindness from a lot of people,” he said. “I was at the Royal Al bert Hall recently, afterwards, we went into this massive room, and I thought it’d be a small queue to sign my vinyl records and the entire room was absolutely full of people who wanted to come up and shake my hand and say how much they enjoy the concert, to chat and be photographed

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