Indians shine at music contest in UAE

Abu Dhabi, Oct 24 (IANS) An Indian-Pakistani duo and an Indian solo singer have won awards in a singing contest in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), a media report said on Saturday.

Deepak Sharma, 25, from Rajasthan and Tayyab Tahir, 24, from Lahore won on Friday the Camp Ka Champ 2015 — the UAE’s largest and only singing contest for the labour community.

They won 35,000 Dirhams ($9,530) worth gold and return flight tickets to home countries, Khaleej Times reported.

Sharma is a restaurant supervisor and Tahir is catering company supervisor in the same company.

Initially Deepak was against the idea of participating in the contest but they later went for the auditions, he said.

“We both are bathroom singers without any training. But, we love music and that is what spurred our bond,” Tahir said.

Meanwhile, another Indian, Mustakkim Shaikh, won the title of “Singer of the Season”.

The 26-year-old technician won a cash prize of 35,000 Dirhams ($9,530).

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