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Bhangra star Malkit Singh joins Birmingham's Walk of Stars

Punjabi singing star Malkit Singh Photo: ITV Central

Punjabi singing sensation Malkit Singh is going to be the latest addition to Birmingham's Walk of Stars.

He is being awarded the honour in recognition for his global contribution to Bhangra music. Australia, Canada and India are a just a few of the countries he has toured.

Known as the King of Bhangra, Mr Singh has lived in the Midlands since 1984.

He worked in a denim factory before launching his music career.

He started by performing as part of a band called Golden Star who were well known for their shiny suits.

The walk of stars isn't the only honour Mr Singh has been given, in 2008 he was awarded an MBE by the Queen.

"He is such an astonishingly, international global star and he lives in Birmingham."

"We haven't got any Asians on the Walk of Stars so I am delighted Malkit has agreed to do this."

– Mike Olley, Broad Street Management

Malkit Singh will become the first Asian to be represented on the Birmingham Broad Street walk of stars.

His name will join other big names including actress Julie Walters, rock legend Ozzy Osbourne and singer Beverley Knight.

He will receive his award in Birmingham this evening.