This is Bappi Lahiri, an international music director, composer, and singer in both Indian and American film industry. Years ago, he met Mother Theresa in Kolkota and shared a moment with her. She told him to do good for the poor of India through the success he was having with his musical talents. He never forgot his promise to her to try.
After years of success and the luxury to live six months in Mumbai, and six months in Los Angels, he has been working on a project using the untapped talent of music and dancing of Slum Boys of Mumbai. He feels strongly about preserving the unique culture of India. In the song the boys sing, “We love India” and call themselves the Slum Boys of Mumbai . Bappi’s plan is to help the boys and their families from the inside of the slums out not eradicate their way of life. Obviously, sanitation and electricity would be a good place to start. He wants to enhance not break the strong family and communal culture of India.
I can hear Mother Theresa saying, “Good work, Bappi!”
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So interesting Anne. And to think they actually met Mother Teresa! How I would love to have met her.
Sorry, I guess it wasn’t clear. Bappi the musician who started this project was the one who met Mother Theresa. Her goodness, love, and good works will continue to bless the least among us!