Yasser Habeeb sung the song which promotes peace, tolerance and understanding.
In a tribute to Mahatma Gandhi, a popular Emirati singer Yasser Habeeb has sung the Indian leader's most popular devotional song 'Vaishnav Jana To'.
A video clip of the famous song, which was very popular in India, was played at an event organised to celebrate the 150th birth anniversary of Gandhiji, who is regarded as the father of nation in India.
October 2 marked the 150th birth anniversary of Gandhi. The day is also observed as International Day of Non-Violence around the world.
Yasser Habeeb, a banker, sung the song which promotes peace, tolerance and understanding.
Habeeb mesmerises with his version of the devotional song which was written in the 15th century by the poet Narsinh Mehta in the Gujarati language and was one of the favourite bhajans of Mahatma Gandhi who included it into the roster of prayers routinely sung before his meetings. The medley version, as well as the individual country contributions are available on the MEA's YouTube page.
In the video on YouTube published by India in UAE, Habeeb can be seen singing the 'bhajan' in a recording studio as he inundates in the soothing melody.