1950 was the year. Khem Rao was just another child born in rural Bihar on a hot Indian summer day. It was a poor farming village and his life’s script was expected to be no different to anyone else born into such circumstances. However, destiny had other plans.
This book charts the course of his extraordinary life. His childhood and youth are full of twists and turns. He gets orphaned and then kidnapped.
His escape lands him on a ship and there his prodigious musical talent meets its mentors.
This is a story of adversity and the hand of fate. Of love and heartbreak. Of trial and tribulations. Of turmoil and triumph.
Of talent, hope and achievement.
It exemplifies that it matters little where you start but where you finish.
Rakesh Chopra is a medical doctor. An alumunus of Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC), Pune and Post Graduate Institute, Chandigarh. He practices ENT and Family Medicine in the UK. He lives in Cheshire with his wife and son. This is his second novel.