An English honour

Shiamak, who has taken Indian culture across the world, is in true sense an inspiration for dance enthusiasts and has propelled his mission of ‘Have Feet, Will Dance’ globally for the last two decades.

‘This honour only strengthens my belief in the power of performing arts. Talent has no boundaries, and this recognition reiterates the mutual appreciation for talent across the world. I am truly humbled and thank God for letting me reach out to so many people over the last twenty years and healing them through dance’, says Shiamak.

Dr Vince Cable (Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills) was the chief guest for the night. Others who have attended this function down the years include peers, members of parliament, businessmen and senior professionals. Tony Blair, Jack Straw, David Blunkett, Patricia Hewitt, Ruth Kelly and many more were on the list of invitees.

London has always embraced Shiamak with open arms. As his dance school started there earlier this year, the response has been phenomenal. His Indo-contemporary and modern movement, popularly known as the ‘Shiamak style’ has become a favourite among dancers in London.

Shiamak’s dance journey had started in London over twenty years back at the Pineapple Dance School and today, with his own dance classes at the same school, life has come a full circle for him.

An icon and role model for the British Asian community in London, Shiamak says, “People exude a positive energy here. They are so open to other cultures that it makes teaching a fulfilling experience.”

Shiamak, who was honoured with a doctorate from Middlesex University for his contribution to the field of entertainment earlier, has now added one more feather to his illustrious hat with this award. Looks like London is just going gaga over him.

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