Video: This guitar playing Mumbai 'auto wallah' has an inspiring tale to tell
Features Friday, July 24, 2015 - 05:30
Once an artist, always an artist! That is what a Mumbai auto rickshaw driver proved, when he surprised his passenger by picking up the latter's guitar and playing the background track from 'Sholay.' In a video that is going viral on YouTube with more than 1.5 lakh views at the time of writing, the 'auto wallah' plays a surprisingly neat rendition of the tune. What's even more touching is the background story. Kunj Karia, the blogger who uploaded the video, put out the details of what happened in his blog post. Kunj was returning home from his second session of guitar classes when the auto guy struck up a conversation about music. The driver turned out to be a former professional guitarist who used to perform at bars, ten years ago, but stopped after he got married and started driving the auto rickshaw to feed his family. After arriving at Kunj's destination, the driver asked the former if he could play a song as he hadn't played in ten years. The result is for everyone to see. Watch the video here.