Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Elton John Coming to India

Sir Elton John, along with partner David Furnish, is planning to visit India in March 2012. The singer-songwriter is one of the biggest celebrity philanthropists, and plans to get involved with projects here dealing with HIV/AIDS awareness and orphans - causes close to his heart.

The Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF), which was established in 1992, has worked in over 55 countries since its inception and raised over US$220 million for its charity and awareness programs. A source working on bringing him down reveals, "There are a couple of charity organisations Elton has shown interest in, but he still has to take a call on which ones he wants to associate with. He has read up on the statistics and number of HIV-related deaths in the country and finds it quite alarming."

During the course of his stay in India, Elton plans to talk about his future plans and also the increasing the reach of EJAF in the Asian region. While details of his trip are still under wraps, the knighted singer plans to keep his visit short. "It won't be a long stay. He wants to come down to talk about his charity work and get involved."

- Times of India

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