Lalbagh Chya Raja Calls Me For His Darshan On Visarjan Day 2013, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. I left home for Lalbagh Chya Raja visarjan in the morning at 6.30 am, I could not get a cab or a bus so I hitched a ride in a tempo going to Dadar market , chatting with the Marathi vegetable vendor ladies and the North Indian vendors ,,,from Dadar Plaza where they dropped me I took a cab for Lalbagh Chya Raja pandal as per my blogging tradition I was barefeet .
Entering in even at 7 am was tough but I managed , though I was confident once Sumit Kale my Facebook friend reached the pandal he would pull me in , he stays at Vashi but I had already got my darshan and this time I was careful about my belongings , the folks at the pandal know I am a diabetic so the volunteers gave me batawada and water ,,
I shot on my Canon EOS 7D .. however I had decided I would shoot the Lalbagh Chya Raja arti his exit from the pandal and return home.,,, instead of following him till Do Tan…
He Whispered .. Shakir Sakali 7 Wasta Me Tujha Wat Bagnar ., a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. i know you lost your memory cards your wallet at the visarajan last year ,,, i am sorry i was so busy i could not wipe your tears .. but i am there waiting for you just come walk with me he whispered in my ear. your pain i shall clear your love for me my people i want you near i shall remove all obstacles vermilion on your forehead they will smear your pictures you will add hope and cheer
ashta vinayaka omkara ..lalbgagh chya raja vijay aso from the pandal through the gates he will appear bring your umbrella shakir ,,,you hear
I felt and I still feel seniors should go to schools colleges give free demonstration , with collaboration of a school or college and this would mean creating new photographers , those who dont know about their inherent skills I voiced this many a time but people thought I was crazy .. because I dress up crazily,,,
The one man who has the same inclinations of promoting photography like me at grass root level is Shreekant Malushte.. teaching kids photography at Dharavi is noble but they dont even know where the next meal is coming from its like me teaching photography to beggars ,, I instead taught them how to think constructively and try to get out of this vicious circle of …