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Bryan Adams

Canadian singer and songwriter Bryan Adams performs at a concert in Gurugram, Sunday, Oct 14, 2018.

PTI Photo/Atul Yadav

Even the dust-enveloped bowl of Gurgaon—that encased him in a preternatural halo—didn’t deter Bryan Adams from entertaining thousands of fans who had grown up with his bass-heavy, light-gravelly voice in the ’90s. Not one to try to preserve his youth artificially, the 58-year-old star looked his age—a gladdening change from our simpering pop-boys who’ll never learn to rock.

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Canadian singer and songwriter Bryan Adams performs at a concert in Gurugram

PTI Photo/Atul Yadav

Canadian singer and songwriter Bryan Adams performs at a concert in Mumbai

PTI Photo/Mitesh Bhuvad

Bryan Adams

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