Mere Saajan Sun Sun (Shankar Tucker feat. Shweta Subram) wins Planet Radiocity Popular Choice Award

Shweta Subram and Shankar Tucker

Mumbai, June 2, 2013 (Washington Bangla Radio): In March 2012, North America's Bollywood singing sensation Shweta Subram's collaboration with Shankar Tucker, Mere Saajan Sun Sun, was released via YouTube. The beautifully composed track was accompanied by equally beautiful lyrics written by Neelam Chandra Saxena. Mere Saajan Sun Sun has received widespread appreciation from the world over and has crossed 321,000 views on YouTube. Just recently, the song received a great honor by listeners of independent music.

Independent music was recently in the spotlight at the first ever Radiocity Freedom Awards (RCFA). The glittering ceremony was held at the Shangri-La Hotel in Mumbai, India. Nominations were invited across eight genres, and a whopping 700 entries were received. The award winners took home RCFA's wing-shaped trophy, symbolizing the soaring of Independent music.

Mere Saajan Sun Sun won the People's Choice Award for the Best Folk Fusion song. The award was collected by Neelam, as neither Shankar nor Shweta were able to make it to Mumbai due to their hectic schedules and commitments in the United States and Canada.

"It's a great honour to receive this award as a testament of people's appreciation for Mere Saajan Sun Sun. I sincerely want to thank you and all my friends for supporting me and my career. There is a lot more to come :) Keep showering your love and support," says Shweta.

Shweta Subram is a vocalist and songwriter with extensive training in the Hindustani and Carnatic music. The local press has touted her to be the Sunidhi Chauhan of Canada owing to her power-packed performances, stage presence, and sell-out audiences. Shweta has performed on over 50 cities across Canada, the Caribbean, India, UAE, and USA.

Watch "Mere Saajan Sun Sun" Music Video: Shankar Tucker ft. Shweta Subram