You carry two worlds

After the Toronto Concert, I met with one of the officials from the Consulate of India. Many years ago I worked with him in the Consulate in New York.

He said to me, "Your very name is a phenomenon. You carry two worlds inside you — Eastern and Western. It is such a rare thing. Your music has transported my wife and me almost into a trance. Please let us know when you are coming again so we can be with you and be blessed by you."

I thanked him and said, "I am so grateful to you. Your very presence is a blessing to me and to us all."

— 10 November 1984