Watch: What is Sonu Nigam doing on the streets of Mumbai?

A screenshot of Sonu Nigam singing on the streets of Mumbai. Photo: YouTube
Seeking to send out a message that the beauty of life lies in the present than hunting for it in the future, singer and actor Sonu Nigam was a part of a social experiment where he was disguised as a beggar singing on the streets of Mumbai.

The six-minute video called The Roadside Ustaad, made by YouTube channel Being Indian, shows Nigam singing his tunes and people stopping by to listen for moments before walking away. One onlooker went on to offer Rs 12 to eat some snacks, a gesture that touched Nigam a lot. 

Watch the video here.


A similar instance happened in 2007 when Joshua Bell, an American violinist and conductor, played at the DC Metro station during a rush hour. 


People took to Twitter to praise his performance. 

We have our eyes glued on happiness we might get in uncertain future,so much that we dont see joy & smiles life is offering today#SonuNigam

— kanika handa (@kanikahanda) May 18, 2016

"Khojna kya hai,khushiyan yahaan hai"(Where r u searching for happiness, it's right here). @sonunigam--So true.

— Akash Suresh (@AkashSuresh212) May 18, 2016

@sonunigam m in awe of your recent social experiment. Make the present moment count. Keep up the good work #music gives meaning to #life

— RupaliSahai (@sahai_rupali) May 18, 2016

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