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On the Wings of Music free pdf There was once a young boy who loved nothing more than making music. He dreamt of sharing his music with the world. One day, his dream came true. From a childhood spent strumming away at a guitar in Delhi to one of the most successful music composers in Mumbai: this is the story of Shantanu Moitra. His ebullience and sheer sense of adventure light up this memoir. Finding himself all alone at Jaisalmer station at three in the morning as a schoolboy- days as a client servicing drone in an advertising agency- collaborations with the biggest names in Hindi cinema- the making of Parineeta, his greatest hit- an all-consuming love of astronomy- near-death escapades in the Himalayas- his surreal moment with Diego Maradona at Milan airport - these stories provide a fascinating glimpse of the man behind the music. On the Wings of Music is a collection of reminiscences, anecdotes and self-revelations, embellished by photographs from Moitra's personal albums. These are delightful vignettes that chart the growth of a timid, self-effacing boy into a music composer of international repute. Charming and compelling.

About Moitra Shantanu

SHANTANU MOITRA has composed the music in landmark films like Parineeta, Lage Raho Munnabhai, Hazaron Khwahishen Aisi and 3 Idiots. He was born in Lucknow but moved with his family to Delhi when he was very young. His father is a sarod player and mother is an artist. Moitra grew up in an environment of creativity. Right from his childhood, Moitra was fascinated with folk music from around the world. After quitting client servicing in an ad agency, Moitra started composing jingles. 'Bole mere lips I love Uncle Chipps' was his first ad and he has scored for more than two thousand ads. In 2007, he won the Cannes Bronze Lion for scoring the Happydent ad. Moitra dons many hats: he is a keen trekker, avid photographer and an amateur astronomer. In 2005, he went to the Everest base camp. In 2006, he won the R.D. Burman Filmfare Award. He received the President's National Film Award in 2014 for best music direction. ARUNA CHAKRAVARTI is a well-known writer and translator. Prominent among her eleven published books are five translated works: Songs of Tagore, Srikanta, Those Days, First Light and The Way Home. Her creative writing includes a book of short stories, Secret Spaces, and two critically acclaimed novels: The Inheritors, which was short-listed for the Commonwealth Writers Prize 2004, and the recent best-selling Jorasanko. She has received several awards, including the Sahitya Akademi Award and the Sarat Puraskar.

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Author : Moitra Shantanu
Publisher : HarperCollins India
Data Published : 01 October 2014
ISBN : 9351365050
EAN : 9789351365051
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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