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I just traced a truly historic piece of film:

It's a live performance at Birla House, New Delhi, on the occassion of Mahatma Gandhi's 40th death anniversary on 30 January 1988. MS Subbulakshmi and Pandit Jasraj perform on stage in front of numerous VIP's, such as PM Rajiv Gandhi, his wife Sonia, the former Indian President Giani Zail Singh ... and me ;-)

Move to 14:13 (till 14:22) and you'll see me sitting in the 2nd row right behind my respected teacher and friend Prabhudasbhai Gandhi. Right of Prabhudasbhai sits former Indian President Giani Zail Singh and left of him Nirmalabehn Gandhi, the daughter of Gandhiji's second son Ramdas. Next to her sits Tara, the daughter of Gandhiji's youngest son Devadas.

Although photography was strictly limited to accredited journalists I was able to take a quick snap:

I'm ever so grateful to respected Prabhudasbhai that through him I had the chance to attend this memorable event!

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