Points to Remember:
- Popular Bollywood playback singer Sonu Nigam has been honoured with the Magnificent Performing Arts Award at the annual 21st Century Icon Awards in London.
- The 21st Century Icon Awards are the brainchild of UK-based Indian-origin entrepreneurs Tarun Ghulati and Preeti Rana, co-founders of Squared Watermelon Ltd, who said the 2019 version attracted over 700 nominations which were narrowed down to 44 finalists.
- The panel of judges included personalities across varied fields, such as British Indian peer Baroness Sandip Verma, Ibukun Adebayo from London Stock Exchange’s International Markets Unit and former British Olympic champion Denise Lewis.
Some of the other winners at the 21st Century Icon Awards:
- Outstanding Media and Entertainment Award: Kalli Purie, Vice-Chairperson of India Today Group
- Specialist Professional Award: Charlotte Crosswell, CEO of Innovate Finance UK
Inspirational Icon Award: Asha De Vos, Marine Biologist, Ocean Educator and Pioneer Blue Whale Research within the Indian Ocean
- Competitive Sports Award: Rachael Burford, Rugby Player and Founder of Burford Academy UK.
Important Possible questions based on above News:
- Which bollywood singer has been honoured with the Magnificent Performing Arts Award at the annual 21st Century Icon Awards in London? Sonu Nigam
- Name the Vice-Chairperson of India Today Group, who won Outstanding Media and Entertainment Award at the annual 21st Century Icon Awards in London? Kalli Purie