Sunday, June 7, 2015

Prayer Meeting For The Soul Of My Dear Friend Mr Rasik Solanki

A gathering of family relatives friends wellwishers and scores of people that Mr Rasik Solanki had touched with his love ,, good thoughts deeds and actions .

sarva-dharman parityajya
mam ekam saranam vraja
aham tvam sarva-papebhyo
moksayisyami ma sucah
When Krishna says leave all Karmas, He means that one should mentally renounce the fruits of actions, better still even the performance of Action
This is the Karna Mantra.
My humble tribute to my dearest friend ,,,
These wise words from the Gita will console the grieving heart in our saddest moments
na jaayate' mriyate' vaa kadaachin naayam bhuthva bhavithaa na bhooyah: |
ajo nithyah saasvato'yam puraano na hanyate' hanyamaane' sareere' ||
"Never is he (Soul) born, nor does he die at any time, he has never been brought into being, nor shall come hereafter; unborn, eternal, permanent and ancient (primeval). When the body is slain, he is not slain."
nainam chindhanthi sasthraani nainan dhahathi paavakah |
na ch'ainam kle'dhayanthy aapo' na so'sayathi maarutah" |
"No weapon can cleave him; nor the fire burn him,
no waters can make him wet, nor the wind dry him up."
acche'dyo' yam adhaahyo' yam akle'dhyo' sya eva cha |
nithyah sarva-gathah sthaanoor achalo' yam sanaathanah: ||
"Uncleaveable is he; he is not burnt; nor be wetted and neither be dried;
Eternal, all-pervading, stable and immovable is he from everlasting time."
avyaktho' yam achinthyo' yam avikaaryo' yam uchyate' |
thamaad e'vam vidhithvainam naanusochitum-arhasi ||
"He is spoken as invisible, unthinkable and immutable;
therefore, you ought not to grieve comprehending as such."
jaathasya hi dhruvo mr.thyur dhr.uvam janma mr.thasya cha |
thasmaad aparihaarye'rthe' na thvam sochithum-arhasi ||
"For death is certain to one who is born; to one who is dead, birth is certain;therefore, thou shalt not grieve for what is unavoidable."
Om Shanti Om.
Dhairya Solanki

Prayer Meeting For The Soul Of My Dear Friend Mr Rasik Solanki

Prayer Meeting For The Soul Of My Dear Friend Mr Rasik Solanki

On The Passing Away Of A Very Dear Friend ,,

As I sat at Rasik Solanki bhais prayer meet I was reminded about his wedding day , his wedding wardrobe was done by me and he looked dashing dynamic and debonair ,, We were all married and now he had joined our Marital Club.
After I left Mr Nitin Manmohans Prachins where I handled the costume and styling .. to go independent Nitinji shut his fashion store after all he was an iconic filmmaker he had directed Sunil Shettys Prithvi a Neha Arts Production.
I had done Army Dannyjis exotic costume and the rest of the actors .. as Solanki Bhai was handling accounts we interacted a lot , and even after Prachins shut down Nitinji saw that I got work from their banner , he would ask me to do his personal clothes and formal stuff for Soham his son.
We met at weddings of friends relatives of Nitinji.. we had great happy times during his nephew Neerav Panchamiyas wedding in Pune son of his brother erstwhile Hemant Bhai Panchamiya or at Mr Nitin Thakkars son Mituls wedding .
We never met at funerals this was the first time .
Nitin Manmohan Sabs father Mr Manmohan was an actor well remembered forr his villain roles and his generosity .. once at a party at his house a guest complimented Mr Manmohan on his dapper styled shirt Manji as he was called ,smiled excused himself .. went to another room gift packed the shirt he was wearing and gave it to his close guest ,, this is the heritage of love that he bequeathed to both his sons Nitin Bhai Hemant Bhai and their sister ,,Whenever I met Mrs Manmohan Nitinjis mother I touched her feet and she would ask me seriously why I wore exotic clothes .. she would never let me leave the house without having something to eat ..
And so I have spent some great moments connected to Neha Arts and Zee Mad Neha with Nitinji , Mr Mukul Anand and Mr Sunil Manchanda ,, and I would call them because of their creativity genius .. Mukul Mad Anand Sunil Mad Chanda Nitin Mad Mohan..
And there office was always buzzing with actors Anil Kapoor Sab , Rishi Kapoor Sab, Kiran Kumar , Kadar Khan Shakti Kapoor sab,, Mr Tinu Anand Sab great days great times now shimmering memories on the sands of Time..
And every tear that fell from my eyes at Solanki bhais prayer meet transposed me to those beautiful days ,,,our group , Solanki Bhai , Satish Agarwal , Kaleem Khan , Nisar Bhai , Nitin Dhara ,.Mr Jagmohan , Nitish , Deepak Dinesh Gupta and several others ,, I am bad with names due to my failing memory ..
So a single picture hides a million words .. if the dam bursts they all come out fighting against the winds of Fate .

Mr Nitin Manmohan My Cosmic Boss ..

till date never found a
better boss like nitinji
who nurtured me
groomed me
polished me
with every
holistic rub
removed all
my flaws
one of the
best boss
he was .
he helped
me go independent
my growth my success
he is the cause ,,he
stood by me during
the 93 riots he found
me homes he covered
my loss in
retrospection this beggar
poet a rolling stone has
gathered a lot of moss
simply because god was
kind found me a great boss

when i was drowning
mr nitin manmohan came
into my life as a saving straw ..

pulled me out of bad lucks jaws

Prayer Meeting For The Departed Soul Of Mr Rasik Solanki Of Neha Arts

This evening I went to the prayer meeting of my very dear friend Rasik Solanki whom we called Solanki bhai , Solanki bhai left for his heavenly abode a few days back he was 55 years old and worked for producer Mr Nitin Manmohans Neha Arts banner as the chief of their accounts department , he is survived by his wife and two children.
The prayer meet was at Borivil East close to the station.. near GH School..when I reached their at 5 pm seeing his picture I wept inconsolably as Solank bhai and I had shared some great moments as I worked for Mr Nitin Manmohans fashion store Prachins at Seven Buglows for several years and Mr Solanki was in charge of our store accounts too, besides we were connected much before I joined Prachins .. I had done costumes of Mr Vinod Khanna in Insaf a Neha Arts presentation at my old workplace .
I knew Nitinji as we called Mr Nitin Manmohan and though I left his store whatever I am today I owe to him , he was the one who supported me during the 93 riots , letting my family stay in safe houses at Juhu , Juhu Scheme and Andheri Link Road .
There was a huge crowd of Solanki bhais family his relatives well wishers and his mother and sisters too.. everybody connected to SolankI Bhai was crying at this irreparable loss of a great humble human being , who was helpful to all.. he was there , if we had a problem and helped us with our tax accounts and whatever he did for us ,, it was free and with lots of love and dedication.
Mr Nitin Manmohan his wife Dolly daughter Prachi were there , Mr Nitin Thakkar his son Mitul .. all staff from Neha Arts past present and everyone that was close to Solanki Bhai was there , lost faces I had not seen for ages were there to pay their tribute to a wonderful human being.
The prayer meeting got over at 7 pm and I took the local train back to Bandra ..I shot a video lots of pictures as sweet memories I shall be posting all this at Flickr.

Happy Birthday Sunil Dutt Saab

I used to have one important job , whenever Dutt Sab bought his readymades from America , my job was to see that they were duly altered and he paid me however small an alteration .. He could not attend my sons wedding he sent me a personal note , this was the connecting power of Dutt Sab that none of his successors who tried wear his political mantle ever possessed, he cycled to Bandra bazar talking to the vendors was totally without ego , no arrogance and he was humble , last I had met him at a mass wedding of the Bakar Kasab community and he shook my hands , he knew me well as he was very close to my ex boss ..and I knew Nargis ji as I worked at Burlingtons and was making Dutt sab clothes for Sangram..and Nargis ji knew I was a Shia and when they came to the store made sure I was there to serve her , Mr Suresh Kumar stayed at Arthur Bunder Road close to my house at Strand.
And I was close To Sanjay baba during the making of Dus of Mr Mukul S Anand that was to star Sanjay Dutt and Salman Khan and Rahul Dev as the main villain.. that one never got made ,, as Mukul Sab passed away..
I made the costumes of Sanju Baba in Chal Mere Bhai and another film of Goonga Bhai..
From Wikipedia
Sunil Dutt (6 June 1929 – 25 May 2005), born Balraj Dutt, was an Indian movie actor, producer, director and politician. He was the Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports in the Manmohan Singh government (2004 – 2005). His son, Sanjay Dutt, is also an actor, while daughter Priya Dutt, a former Member of Parliament.[1]
In 1968, he was honoured with the Padma Shri by the Government of India. In 1984 he joined the Indian National Congress party and was elected to Parliament of India for five terms from the constituency of Mumbai North West.
Sunil Dutt was born into a Punjabi family on 6 June 1929 in Khurd village, Jhelum district, West Punjab, British India (now in Pakistan). When he was five years old, Dutt's father died. When he was 18, the Partition of India began inciting Hindu-Muslim violence across the country. A Muslim named Yakub, who had been friends with Sunil's father, saved their entire family.[2] The family resettled in a small village on the bank of river Yamuna called Mandauli in Yamuna Nagar district of Haryana. Later he moved to Lucknow and spent a long time in Aminabad Galli during graduation and to fulfill his dreams he moved to Mumbai. In Mumbai, he joined Jai Hind College as an undergraduate and took up a job at the Mumbai's BEST Transport division.
Starting out in radio, Sunil Dutt was hugely popular on the Hindi Service of Radio Ceylon, the oldest radio station in South Asia. He moved to acting in Hindi films and got introduced to the film industry with the 1955 film Railway Platform. He shot to stardom in the 1957 film Mother India in which he co-starred with Nargis, whom he married on 11 March 1958. In the film, Dutt played a short-tempered, angry son of Nargis. During the making of this film a fire accident happened on the sets. It is believed that Dutt braved the raging fire to save Nargis and thereby won her love. He had one son Sanjay Dutt, also a successful film actor and two daughters, Priya Dutt and Namrata Dutt. His daughter Namrata married Kumar Gaurav, son of Rajendra Kumar. The two fathers were co-stars in Mother India.
Dutt was one of the major stars of Hindi cinema in the late 1950s and 1960s and continued to star in many successful films which included Sadhna (1958), Sujata (1959), Mujhe Jeene Do (1963), Khandan (1965) and Padosan (1967). His collaboration with B.R. Chopra proved to be successful in films such as Gumraah (1963), Waqt (1965) and Hamraaz (1967). One of his favourite writers and friends was Aghajani Kashmeri. Dutt created a record of sorts by directing and starring in the unique film Yaadein (1964) in which he was the only actor in the cast. He later turned producer of the 1968 film Man Ka Meet which introduced his brother Som Dutt who was unsuccessful in films. In 1971 he produced, directed and starred in the big-budget period romantic film Reshma Aur Shera (1971) which was a huge failure at the box office. He continued to star in hit films which included Heera (1973), Pran Jaye Par Vachan Na Jaye (1974), Nagin (1976) andJaani Dushman (1979). He also starred in a series of Punjabi religious movies in the 1970s: Man Jeete Jag Jeet (1973), Dukh Bhanjan Tera Naam (1974), and Sat Sri Akal (1977).[citation needed]
He launched his son Sanjay Dutt's career with the film Rocky in 1981 which was a success. Shortly after the film's release, Dutt's wife died of pancreatic cancer. He founded the Nargis Dutt Foundation in her memory for the cure of cancer patients. He was also a sponsor of the India Project, a Nobel Peace Prize-nominated organisation akin to Operation Smile for the treatment of Indian children with facial deformities.[citation needed]
In 1982 he was appointed as the Sheriff of Mumbai, an apolitical titular position, a position bestowed on him by the Maharashtra government for the period of a year. He turned character actor in 1980s often playing an elderly police officer or family patriarch at the centre of family feuds. He retired from the film industry in the early 1990s to turn to politics after his last few film releases including Parampara (1992) and Kshatriya (1993). His political career was halted for some years in the early 1990s when he worked to free his son from jail after he was arrested for keeping an AK-56, a Pistol and hand grenades – which he claimed was for protection of his family after bomb blasts in Mumbai.[citation needed]
In 1995 he won the Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award for his contribution to the film industry for four decades. He returned to films shortly before his death in the 2003 film Munna Bhai M.B.B.S.. In this film he shared the screen with son Sanjay for the first time although they had both appeared earlier in Rocky (1981) and Kshatriya (1993).
Sunil Dutt died of a heart attack on 25 May 2005 at his residence in Bandra, Mumbai.[3] His seat in Parliament was contested by his daughter, Priya Dutt, who won it and was a member of parliament from North West Mumbai between November 2005–April 2014.
Awards And honours[edit]
1963 – Filmfare Best Actor Award for Mujhe Jeene Do
1964 – National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Hindi for Yaadein
1965 – Filmfare Best Actor Award for Khandan
1967 – BFJA Awards for Best Actor (Hindi) for Milan[4]
1968 – Padma Shri
1982 – Sheriff of Mumbai
1995 – Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award
1997 – Star Screen Lifetime Achievement Award
1998 – Rajiv Gandhi National Sadbhavana Award[5]
2000 – Lifetime Achievement Award at the Anandalok Awards
2001 – Zee Cine Award for Lifetime Achievement
2005 – Phalke Ratna Award by the Dadasaheb Phalke Academy.[6]
Dutt was a recipient of the Glory of India Award by IIFS, London.[7]
Selected Filmography[edit]
Acting Filmography
Film Role
Railway Platform (1955) Ram
Kundan (1955) Amrit
Ek Hi Raasta (1956) Amar
Kismet Ka Khel (1956) Pratap
Mother India (1957) Birju
Sadhna (1958) Mohan
Sujata (1959) Adhir
Insaan Jaag Utha (1959) Ranjeet
Ek Phool Char Kaante (1960) Sanjeev
Hum Hindustani (1960) Surendra Nath
Chhaya (1961) Arun / Rahee
Main Chup Rahoongi (1962) Kamal Kumar
Gumraah (1963) Rajendra
Mujhe Jeene Do (1963) Thakur Jarnail Singh
Yeh Rastey Hain Pyar Ke (1963) Anilkumar G. Sahni
Aaj Aur Kal (1963) Dr. Sanjay
Beti Bete (1964) Ramu
Yaadein (1964) Anil
Gazal (1964) Ejaz
Khandan (1965) Govind
Waqt (1965) Ravi
Mera Saaya (1966) Thakur Rakesh Singh
Hamraaz (1967) Kumar
Meherbaan (1967)
Milan (1967) Gopi
Padosan (1968) Bhola
Jwala (1971) (This was Madhubala's last movie)
Reshma Aur Shera (1971) Shera
Zameen Asmaan
Heera (1973) Heera
Geeta Mera Naam (1974) Johnny
36 Ghante (1974) Himmat
Zakhmee (1975)
Nagin (1976) Professor Vijay
Darinda (1977)
Paapi (1977) Raj Kumar
Kala Aadmi (1978) Birjoo
Daaku Aur Jawaan (1978)
Jaani Dushman (1979) Lakhan
Ahinsa (1979) Birju
Shaan (1980) Inspector Shiv Kumar
Rocky (1981) Rocky's Father (Guest Appearance)
Badle Ki Aag (1982) Lakhan
Dard Ka Rishta (1982) Dr Ravi
Raaj Tilak (1984) Jai Singh
Faasle (1985) Vikram
Dharam Yudh (1989)
Kurbaan (1991) Prithvi Singh
Yeh Aag Kab Bhujegi (1991)
Parampara (1992) Thakur Bhavani Singh
Phool (1993) Balram Choudhary
Kshatriya (1993) Maharajah Bhavani Singh
Munna Bhai M.B.B.S. (2003) Hariprasad Sharma