Founded in 2014 by philanthropist Sanjay Shah, Autism Rocks has become one of the most well-known charities to ever have assembled such an elite gathering of musical talents supporting a cause. It all started with an invitation only performance by the legend Prince. From there it has blossomed to include some of the greatest talents ever like Lenny Kravitz, Snoop Dog, Drake and Micheal Buble just to name a few. It is one of the premier charities that make a difference in educating the public on what autism is really about. It all started with just one visit from Snoop Dog at Sanjay’s Dubai house for a casual conversation, and from there exploded.
Since it was founded, Autism Rocks has hosted many events in such a short time. Its first initial launch was a benefit party at Cafe De Paris where Prince was the main attraction along with his band 3rd Eye Girl, and to top it off, DJ Trevor Nelson performed. The next event was even bigger. It featured Lenny Kravitz headlining at KOKO, Camden and hip hop scratch artist, DJ Fever on the decks. DJ BFG, a hip hop, R&B and urban music artist. Upcoming events in 2016 are expected to be even more successful with a ton of artists putting their talents in the pool
His son, Nikhil, was diagnosed with Autism in 2011 which motivated him to start such a beautiful charity. He has always been deeply involved in charities, sending his contributions to India to sponsor children through Plan International but Autism struck near and dear to his heart and he turned his focus to Autism.
His contributions support many other organizations like the UK based Autism that realize the importance of educating the world about Autism Research Trust and Autism Research Center in Cambridge University, which he sits on the board of trustees.
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