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Composer who turned down OBE says he later accepted CBE in tribute to his parents' "immigrant experience"

Composer who turned down OBE says he later accepted CBE in tribute to his parents' "immigrant experience"

The Telegraph - By Sarah Lumley

When Nitin Sawhney was offered an OBE in 2007 for services to music, he turned it down, saying he "could not handle the idea of the word 'empire'" after his name. But 12 years later, Sawhney, 55, accepted a CBE in the 2019 New Year's Honours list - as a way of paying tribute to his Indian parents' …

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