ASK LONDON-based singer-songwriter Nikita Bassi about her Indian roots and there’s an intriguing story that goes a couple of generations back. “Both of my parents were born in Birmingham but their parents’ stories were hugely different,” she says.
Her paternal grandfather moved from Jalandhar to Birmingham in the Fifties, but her maternal grandfather moved to the U.K. only after the partition of India, in the Sixties. “He met my grandma, a full English kathak dancer (yes really) and they moved back to Chandigarh for a short time after they married,” Bassi says.
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