Go back to Newsroom home.
Browse the latest company news releases.
View and download brand logos for media use.
Browse and download press releases, images and additional information in conveniently packaged kits.
Browse and download information about the Fender portfolio of brands.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Jason Farrell
SQUIER® SIGNATURE ARTIST EHSAAN NOORANI WINS
PRESTIGIOUS NDTV INDIAN OF THE YEAR AWARD
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (Oct. 26, 2011) — Squier by Fender® signature artist Ehsaan Noorani and his composing trio of Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy (SEL) were honored by NDTV this month as ‘Entertainer of the Year (Music)’ at the sixth-annual Indian of the Year Awards.
Held Oct. 18 at the Taj Palace Hotel in Delhi, SEL received the honor for their composition in the movie Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara.
“We have to thank Zoya (director) and Farhan as working with them brings out the best in us,” the group said.
The star-studded ceremony was graced by Abhay Deol, Farhan Akhtar, Kalki Koechlin, Zoya Akhtar, Ritesh Sidhwani, Shankar, Ehsaan, Loy, Dev Anand, MS Dhoni, Rahul Dravid, Gautam Gambhir, Virender Sehwag, S Sreesanth, Ashish Nehra, Virat Kohli, Ashish Nehra, Suresh Raina, Piyush Chawla, R Ashwin, Sunil Gavaskar, Yuvraj Singh, Laloo Prasad Yadav among other celebrities, bureaucrats and eminent personalities.
NDTV Indian of the Year honors extraordinary Indians who have shown excellence in their respective fields like business, sports and entertainment, and have done the nation proud. Noorani is the first Indian to have his own signature line of Squier by Fender guitars. His Stratocaster® is available only in India. For more information, go to www.fender.com/artists/EhsaanNoorani.
# # #
About Fender Musical Instruments CorporationFender Musical Instruments Corporation (FMIC) is the world’s leading guitar manufacturer, and its name has become synonymous with all things rock ‘n’ roll. Iconic Fender® instruments such as the Telecaster®, Stratocaster®, Precision Bass® and Jazz Bass® guitars are known worldwide as the instruments that started the rock revolution, and they continue to be highly prized by today’s musicians and collectors. FMIC brands include Fender®, Squier®, Guild®, Tacoma®, Gretsch®, Jackson®, Charvel®, EVH®, SWR® and Groove Tubes®, among others. For more information, visit www.fender.com.