Shyam Sundar Co Jewellers presented ‘Shyam Sundar Co Sarvottam Samman’ at the seventh edition of ‘Behala Classical Festival’ to the Classical Vocalist Par Excellence Begum Parveen Sultana. The felicitation ceremony of Begum Parveen Sultana for her immense contribution to Indian Classical Music was done by Bakul Saha, Bela Saha and Rupak Saha from Shyam Sundar Co Jewellers.The felicitation was followed by the mesmerising performance of the classical vocalist, Also Read – Add new books to your shelfaccompanied by Abhijit Bandopadhyay (Tabla) and Jyoti Goho (Harmonium). Shyam Sundar Co Jewellers, who presented the inaugural day of the festival, also had the honour to felicitate Pandit Birju Maharaj on the same day.’Sarvottam Samman’ – a lifetime achievement award – was instituted by Shyam Sundar Co Jewellers to honour living legends who have excelled in their spheres of life and have risen to great heights– inspiring younger generations to rise and shine. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveSpeaking at the occasion Rupak Saha, Director, Shyam Sundar Co Jewellers said, “Shyam Sundar Co Jewellers is honoured to extend the Sarvottam Samman to a living legend who has spent a lifetime dedicated to his/her passion and has become an institution by himself/herself. Last year we extended the Sarvottam Samman to Ustad Amzad Ali Khan, a living legend who is dedicated to his passion. This year we are really honoured to present it to Begum Parveen Sultana.” A versatile singer with a classic voice, the Padma Shri and Padma Bhusan awardee Begum Parveen Sultana, while accepting the honour said, “I am overwhelmed to receive the Shyam Sundar Co Sarvottam Samman. I am thankful to God that I got the chance to achieve such a title of excellence in my lifetime. This is a sign of the love of people of Kolkata towards me. I have received many awards in my life and this is so special for me as them. It will always motivate me to push a little harder in my life. I also thank the people of Kolkata for their love and affection.”‘Behala Classical Festival’, presented by Shyam Sundar Co Jewellers, is a four day cultural affair (January 6 – 9) which would showcase the participation of Begum Parveen Sultana, Violinist L Shankar, Classical Vocalist Kaushiki Chakraborty, Tabla Maestro Yogesh Samsi, Musician Satish Patri, Flautist and Singer Rasika Shekhar, Classical and Fusion Musician Niladri Kumar, Folk Singer Malini Awasthi along with Sarod Players Amaan Ali Bangash and Ayaan Ali Bangashy.