He is the recipient of two trophies of Filmfare Award for Best Male Playback Singer from the Bollywood movie Fanaa (2006), and Filmfare Award for Best Male Playback Singer - Telugu from the Telugu film Mirchi (2013), with several other nominations.
He is a prime candidate amongst the contemporary Sufi singers.
He has sung more than 700 songs award in 2017 by the Government of India.
Adimali Circle Inspector K Sabu told The News Minute that Linu accepted that he live-streamed the intimate moments to get "likes" on Facebook and that the woman knew Linu was recording the entire episode.
The physical interactions, however, seemed consensual, the police said.
Virat Kohli-led India look to prove a point vs inconsistent West Indies in the first ODI of the five-match series in Port of Spain.