Do you know what’s special about June 26th?
Besides being chocolate pudding day, June 26th is internationally known as Shreya Ghoshal Day.
Shreya Ghoshal (born March 12, 1984) is an Indian singer. Best known as a playback singer in Hindi films, she also sings in other Indian languages including Assamese, Bengali, Bhojpuri, Gujarati, Kannada, Marathi, Punjabi, Odiya, Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu language… Ghoshal was also honored from the U.S. state of Ohio, wherein governor Ted Strickland declared June 26 as “Shreya Ghoshal Day”. |from Wikipedia
I’ll confess: before learning about Shreya, I had no idea what a playback singer was. I also had no idea there were so many different Indian languages. I can’t help you out with the latter, but I did make this handy graphic to explain the former:
shreya ghoshal day
Here’s a YouTube clip showing Shreya being honored by the state of Ohio with her own day:
Shreya was 26 when that video was made. I’m 30 and still waiting for someone to give me my own day.
(more drivel after the cut!)