Who am I? – હું અને આસપાસ

I was born on August 30th 1955 in Khambhat City, Gujarat, India; the first child of my parents. I have two brothers and two sisters. I came to the USA on July 15, 1985.I have been working as a Controller in the garment industries since 1986. Currently I am working as a Controller for S. Rothschild & Co., Inc., LLC, a New York based garment company since January 2007.
I finished my first grade in Kumar Shala of Od, Gujarat, India. The rest of my primary education was done in Kumar Shala of Sunav, Gujarat, India. I competed my eighth grade from V.B. Multi purpose High School, Sunav, Gujarat, India. The rest of my High School education was done in St. Mary’s High School, Mariampura, Gujarat, India. After completing S.S.C. in 1972, I joined R.P.T.P. Science College, Vidyanagar, Gujarat, India. I Came back to Petlad and joined R.K. Parikh Science College. After realizing science was not the line I wanted to pursue, I Joined Commerce College. In 1979 we moved to Anand where my parents built a house in Ravikunj Society. I joined Casting Corporation as a Junior Clerk in Vidyanagar. I worked there until 1984. In late 1984 I got a job in Taluka Panchat, Khambhat, my birth place, and worked there until July 1985. From 1974 to 1984 I was a member of a musical group called ”Sweet Melody”. We had done several musical nights in Petlad, Khmbhat, Dhuvaran, Anand, Sevalia, etc. I was fortunate to perform with Shabbir Kumar, Babara, Mehboob Khan, Mahesh Shastri, etc. We were also a polular group for navaratri raas-garaba. During my ten years with this group we performed in Karamsad, Sojitra, Petlad, Palaj, Borsad, Dharmaj, etc. After coming to America I have perfomed in some wedding parties, social community gatherings, and also in a navratri celebration in Jersey City.
My alltime favorite actor: Amitabh Bachchan
My alltime favorite actress: Rekha
My other favorite actresses: Waheeda Rehman, Juhi Chawla, Rani Mukharjee, Urmila Matondkar
My other favorite actors: Rishi Kapoor, Anil Kapoor, Hritik Roshan, Akshay Khanna
My alltime favorite singer (Male): Mohd. Rafi
My alltime favorite singer (Female): Latta Mangeshkar
My favorite singer (Gujarati Sugam Sangeet): Purushottam Upadhyay
My favorite singer (Gujarati Lok Sangeet): Praful Dave
My other favorite singers (Male): Kishore Kumar, Suresh Wadkar, Sonu Nigam, Udit Narayan
My other favorite singers (Female): Kavita Krishnamurti, Sadhana Saragam, Sunidhi Chauhan,
My alltime favorite Music Director: Madan Mohan
My other favorite music directors: Laxmikant-Pyarelal, R.D. Burman, Kalyanji-Anandji
My favorite ghazal Singer (one): Mehadi Hasan
My favorite ghazal singer (two): Gulam Ali
My favorite ghazal singer (three): Hariharan
My favorite upcoming singer: Nihira Joshi
My alltime favorite tennis player (Male): Andre Agassi
My alltime favorite tennis player (Female): Steffi Graf
My other favorite tennis player (Female): Martina Navratilova, Chris Evert
My other favorite tennis player (Male): John McEnroe, Roger Federer, Boris Becker & Michael Chang
My alltime favorite cricketer: Sunil Gavaskar (The cricketer of the millenium)
My other favorite batsman: Sachin Tendulkar
My favorite bowler (allrounder): Kapil Dev

One thought on “Who am I? – હું અને આસપાસ”

  1. Pushpavadan Christian of Brooklyn, NY, USA passed Away on Monday 4-2-2012 at 9:05pm.
    Husband of Pearly (Sharon) Christian and Father of Jen and Jessica Christian.
    Funeral Service: Brizzi Funeral Home, 3921 Fort Hamilton Pkwy, (bet. 39th & 40th St.), Brooklyn, NY, 11218 USA Phone Number: 718-436-3316.

    Viewing: Wednesday at 5pm to 7pm (Pls confirm with Funeral Home)
    Funeral: Thursday morning (Pls confirm exact time with Funeral Home)
    Burial: Staten Island Cemetary.

    ~Joyce M Solanki.

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