Lunch With Sumiko: Father-son ‘NDP buskers’ hit the right notes

Mr Mashruddin Saharuddin and his youngest son Nizaruddin, who started following the older man on his busking rounds when he was 13. On Aug 9, at the National Day Parade show, their story was featured as part of a filmlet on inspirational Singaporeans
Mr Mashruddin Saharuddin and his youngest son Nizaruddin, who started following the older man on his busking rounds when he was 13. On Aug 9, at the National Day Parade show, their story was featured as part of a filmlet on inspirational Singaporeans.ST PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG
Mr Mashruddin Saharuddin and his wife Sumasni Sunar with (from left) Ms Nuraidah Azman, the fiancee of their son Naziruddin, who is next to her; and their two other sons Nazaruddin and Nizaruddin.
Mr Mashruddin Saharuddin and his wife Sumasni Sunar with (from left) Ms Nuraidah Azman, the fiancee of their son Naziruddin, who is next to her; and their two other sons Nazaruddin and Nizaruddin.PHOTO: COURTESY OF MASHRUDDIN SAHARUDDIN

Now famous as the 'NDP buskers', Mashruddin Saharuddin and son Nizaruddin have been making music in Tampines for years

Mr Mashruddin Saharuddin doesn't mince his words.

"I was always the big mouth," he proclaims cheerfully.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on August 19, 2018, with the headline 'Father and son hit the right notes'. Print Edition | Subscribe