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Amar is the nearest I ever had to a soulmate – which is odd considering when I met her she was 19, fighting and feisty, with a voice from heaven and I was already a veteran music producer with a double hernia and a divorce to deal with.

There is something absolutely unequalled about being given the responsibility to produce a teenager who feels everything very deeply, has more talent than you do, is so beautiful it transcends description and is surrounded by fuckwits. We rose above it together. She did her finest work. The fuckwits did what fuckwits do. We knew the truth.

Now she has won the Asian Music Award's best singer, she had the No 1 Itunes World Music download this year and she’s more beautiful than ever.