“Guy Sebastian is an exceptional singer who possesses an unparalleled passion for music. Moreover, he also demonstrates a deep commitment to social service. I am delighted to have had the opportunity to interact with him today,” tweeted PM Modi.
During his visit to Australia, Prime Minister Narendra Modi met with Guy Sebastian, the winner of the inaugural season of Australian Idol in 2003. PM Modi praised the singer, referring to him as “remarkable.”
In a tweet, the Prime Minister expressed, “Guy Sebastian is an extraordinary singer with an unmatched passion for music. Moreover, he also possesses a deep dedication to social service. I am pleased to have had the opportunity to interact with him today.”
He also shared a photo of the two, shaking hands, as an attachment.
“It is an incredible honor to meet His Excellency,” said Sebastian while speaking to the reporters. “He was extremely warm and kind, and he listened to everything with such respect.”
“We discussed my mother, who hails from Kanpur, and he mentioned that we have something in common,” he added.
“He was incredibly warm and kind, and he listened to everything with utmost respect. We had a conversation about music, and he introduced me to a viral song called ‘Naatu Naatu.’ It’s something I am definitely going to learn,” said Sebastian.
The 41-year-old musician also served as a judge on Australia’s ‘The X Factor’ from 2010 to 2012 and again from 2015 to 2016. Additionally, he has been a coach on ‘The Voice Australia’ since 2019. Sebastian rose to fame as the winner of the inaugural season of Australian Idol in 2003.
He represented Australia in the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest and achieved a fifth-place finish.
Guy Sebastian was born in Klang, Malaysia. His mother has Portuguese and Irish/Scots ancestry and was born and raised in India, while his father is of Sri Lankan and Portuguese heritage and was born in Malaysia. As a young child, he moved to Adelaide, South Australia.
As part of the final leg of his three-nation tour, Modi arrived in Sydney on Monday night as a guest of the Australian government. Modi is scheduled to have discussions with his Australian counterpart, Anthony Albanese, and also deliver a speech to the country’s Indian diaspora, which is vibrant, diverse, and consists of over eight hundred thousand individuals.