NEW DELHI: Well, if surprising his fans out here on Wednesday night did not seem enough; Coldplay lead singer Chris Martin on Thursday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Martin is in the capital as a Goodwill Ambassador of The Global Poverty Project, a global non-profit organization that intends to eradicate extreme poverty by 2030.
Representatives of The Global Poverty Project met PM Modi along with Martin and discussed his Swachh Bharat campaign.
The British star was also accompanied Hollywood actress Frieda Pinto who is also a part of the project.
Believing the sources, Martin’s meeting with the Indian PM was quite a formal one where the two discussed various Indian schemes initiated by Modi such as Swachh Bharat, Namami Gange and Beti Bachao –Beto Padhao.
Well, it appears that the 38-year-old English singer holds a major interest in the Indian culture and life here. PM Modi is not the only one Martin met as the Coldplay frontman even paid a surprise visit to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and met for about 25 minutes.
Sources inform that the Martin’s meeting with the Delhi CM was very informal with no agenda being discussed and was scheduled by Bollywood composer and AAP member Vishal Dadlani who has even composed famous party campaign songs such as popular ‘5 saal Kejriwal’.
On Wednesday, soon after the famous international star surprised the Delhiites by taking up the stage at 11:30 PM at a resto-bar in Hauz Khas, he was trending on social media just an hour later. He was also joined by contemporary folk music artist Raghu Dixit and Indian composer-singer Vishal Dadlani on the stage, who later shared a few pictures from the jamming session.
“During the trip, the delegation will meet with key government leaders, non-profit partners in the water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) space, and participate in field visits to see innovative projects addressing sanitation in local communities throughout India. Chris and Freida are key supporters of the organisation, and Freida has previously used her voice to show her commitment to girls and women’s education and empowerment, two key factors in ending extreme poverty,” a release stated.