Seven-year-old to perform for Australian radio

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Amritsar, Nov 20 (UNI) Seven-year-old singer-musician Kartik Abrol would soon regale the audience in Australia with his exceptional skill of singing and playing the keyboard simultaneously.

Kartik, a student of DAV Public School here, would be the first local boy chosen by ''Australian Radio FM 97.7'', to perform in its programme ''Humsafar'', Kartik's proud father Dr Ajay Abrol said here today.

What made the invitation more welcome was the fact that it was not planned but came ''out of the blue'', gushed his mother Dr Rekha Abrol, a radiologist.

Karan's father, an orthopaedic surgeon and a keen drummer, encouraged his son to nurture this exceptional talent and had even created a tiny music studio for him in their house.

Kartik had earlier won third prize in Sur Tarang selection by Zee TV. As a support to this achievement, Dr Abrol made video clips of his son's performances and uploaded them on ''youtube.com'' to share it with friends and relatives abroad.

Coordinator of ''Australian Radio FM 97.7'', Mr Deo Narayan also noticed the clippings and contacted the family to conduct a live Telephonic interview of Kartik from Australia.

The child not only answered their questions but also played the keyboard and sang to the requests during the interview.

''His recitals, specially of the sacred 'Gayatri Mantra' along with keyboard, so endeared him to the audience, mainly Hindus hailing from Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Fiji, Mauritius, Afghanistan, and Zambia that the radio station wasinundated with requests for a live performance and another forthcoming stage performances in Melbourne,'' Dr Abrol said.

Kartik would be performing in Melbourne on December 13 and 20.

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