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September 29, 2012 12:00:00 AM
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He took the very stage as a 8-year old 25 years ago and last night Bollywood's Fiji born uprising playback singer, Sumeet Tappoo marked his silver jubilee in style with a concert in Suva.

Performing on stage with his 15 member troupe from India, Tappoo said last night's performance was very special and he chose to perform on 28th September in Suva as the date held a lot of memories and it was on this very day that he appeared live on stage for the first time.

"Tonight is a very special night for me and I want to thank a lot of people and God for giving me all the blessings. The journey has been a long and a colorful one for me and as I progress, I want to learn more and more and become a better artist."

"I am proud to be an ambassador of Fiji and fly the country's flag higher all across the globe.I always tell people when they ask about Fiji- You can take the boy away from Fiji but you cannot take Fiji away from the boy," he quipped.

The mark the special occasion, he introduced his 4-year-old daughter, Saisha Maya Tappoo on stage and performed a little gig with her.

Titled " A Celebration of Bollywood" Tappoo's show in Suva received a huge response with audiences enjoying the variety of entertainment provided by the singers, dancers and well known comedian Dipoo Shrivastav.

The concert heads to Lautoka today and the final show on the tour will be held in Nadi tomorrow.

The troupe leaves for New Zealand on Monday and will perform in Auckland next Saturday.

By Reginald Chandar

 

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