PANDIT RAVI SHANKAR

I knew him for the best part of nearly half a century. Once I had imagined publishing a book on some person of repute. I was in England then, and met him on the street. I informed him of my suggestion, back came the reply, there are so many reputed persons at homeland, why to single him out keeping others at bay. At last he agreed to my proposal and allowed me the liberty to shoot at my own sweet will. After a shoot used to be over,he used to comment always that I tend to look very serious so long the camera is on my hand, and he hesitated to tell me something. I shadowed him wherever he went, and I am grateful to him for offering me that opportunity. During one such encounter once he told me "may God help you".