Anupam Kher and Shaan
Anupam Kher with kids 2
Anupam Kher with kids
Shaan, Kailash Kher, Satish Kaushik at Anupam Kher’s Padmabhushan celebratory
MUMBAI, (GNI): Anupam Kher on receiving the Padma Bhushan Award hosted an evening to celebrate the fourth death anniversary of his father Pushkarnath Kher at St Andrews Auditorium Bandra West. In attendance were Bollywood Singer Shaan, Kailash Kher among others, who were present to lend their support. Also seen performing was renowned singer Kailash Kher.
Over 700 specially gifted children celebrated Life and Living with clowns, jesters, specially gifted singers, disadvantaged musicians and cartoon characters. The joyful experience, Children of a Greater God! had been fashioned for these children by Anupam Kher.
Anupam Kher has always been drawn to the cause of special children. Indeed, during the 1990s, he religiously took time off his schedule to teach a regular weekly class at Dilkhush, the school for special children, in Mumbai.
That connection sparked the desire in Kher to start a Foundation to champion the cause and cater to the needs of such children in Mumbai. So he established the Anupam Kher Foundation in 2008 which has done much work in the field of education and palliative care.
The celebration of Children of a Greater God! also marks the setting up of a helpline Anupam Cares…. to provide succour for children in distress everywhere.
‘My father celebrated my failures and successes with equal joy. He was my greatest fan and admirer. And he always loved the company of children and he celebrated life. In fact his last words to me were “Live Life!” So when he passed away, instead of mourning his loss, I held a rock concert in his honour. If he was alive today, he would have been the happiest man at me receiving the Padma Bhushan. So what better way can I keep alive his memory than by inviting these children to a memorable experience,’ says Kher.ends