Renowned singer Ali Sethi makes the nation proud – gets to the TIME100 Next list

International recognition

Time Magazine, every year, picks out 100 inspiring people ranging from musicians to, government officials as well as movement leaders, medical professionals and high-profile whistle-blowers alongside top CEOs for its TIME100 Next list and this year, Ali Sethi is among them. The singer took to Instagram to share the great news. “Proud to be included in the 2022 TIME100 Next list – that too with a write-up from guru Amitav Ghosh. [In] this old-world portrait of me by Umar Nadeeem, I am wearing ZN ALI and looking at the pre-colonial past,” he captioned the post that had a picture and screenshots of the write-up attached. The award-winning writer, penned some words to capture the brilliance of Sethi. “Though written in Punjabi by a Pakistani artist, Ali Sethi’s song Pasoori has become a global sensation with close to 400 million views on YouTube. Even more remarkable, the song has found a huge following in neighbouring India despite the escalating tensions between the two countries.” The news was met by immense praise and love by Sethi’s fans and well-wishers from around the world who expressed their glee over Sethi’s recent accomplishment.