Kulbinder Rai was awarded the Queens Gold Jubilee Medal for outstanding service to the Police Force in 2002 and went on to become a member of the International Police Association. He has appeared in TV documentaries offering an insight into the career of a policeman and was made a Governor for the City of Leicester College in 2012.
His other great passion has always been music and in 2007 he released his first album Khangoora. Affectionately known as the ‘Singing Policeman’ he recorded and released his second album Mr Singh in 2009. When his wife passed away in 2010 from cancer, Kulbinder went onto raise over £16,000 for charity – and the proceeds this new song Rohb were donated to Cancer Research.
Kulbinder explains why the song’s message means so much to him:
“I wanted to use the power of music to reach out to the Asian community to address the many negative issues we are suffering from. Issues such as families demanding dowry when young couples get married; male dominance and oppression within the family; individuals showing disrespect for those less better off than themselves and what I believe is a breakdown in society of respect for tradition and family values. Above all, my message is that we should be good to one another as individuals and not let ego get in the way.”