Mumbai: A soft melodious music at the venue welcomed everyone to the launch of the voluminous book, ‘The Torchbearers’ by Harsh Meswani. The book features several young, as well as established, Indian Classical musicians. And what surprises one is not the number of musicians who occupy the book, but the age of the writer. Harsh Meswani is all of 18 years of age, and yet, what he has achieved with this book is unexplainable.
The book was launched by chief guest and legendary actor Anupam Kher, along with special guest for the event, the talented Rahul Bose. Both the guests were in conversation with the young author, asking him to shed light into his work. During one such conversation speaking about the book, Meswani said, “I was always into classical music, and growing up I realised Indian Classical Music was competing with other forms of music which were commercially appealing. And I wanted to change this and bring the classical musicians into limelight.”
Meswani started penning the book at the young of 14, and this book bears testimony to his hard work of so many years.
The book, apart from maestros of Indian Classical Music, also features young talent Shankar Mahadevan, Kaushiki Chakrabarty, Rakesh Chaurasia, Jayateerth Mevundi, Niladri Kumar, Sabir Khan among others.