Singer Bryan Adams seemed thrilled with his concert in New Delhi on Sunday and took to Twitter on Monday to share a photo of it.
In the photo, fans can be seen holding up torchlights from their phones, with the shadow of the singer floating on top.
“In this photo, if you look carefully you can see my shadow silhouetted in the dust and smoke of the venue over the audience. I’ve never seen that before. Magical India. Namaste,” Adams said on Instagram.
But what Adams called magical was actually deadly, toxic smog.
Several fans pointed out to the singer that the silhouette he saw was because of air pollution, which can be extremely harmful for the body.
Adams wrapped up his India tour with the performance in Delhi. He had also performed in Mumbai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad and Ahmedabad.
Delhi’s air quality has deteriorated significantly in the past week and if reports are to be believed, it is likely to get worse. An emergency action plan, known as the Graded Response Action Plan, is being implemented to control pollution in the city.
PTI reported that the plan includes stopping garbage burning in landfills and other places, enforcing all pollution control regulations in brick kilns and industries, stopping use of diesel generator sets, enhancing parking fees by 3-4 times and increasing frequency of metro and buses.