By Anantha Krishnan M
Missile Man Dr A P J Abdul Kalam will probably remember his recent visit to Bengaluru -- a city that’s has gifted him many memorable moments –- for a long time to come. This time, it was not the technological and scientific advancements of the Aviation Capital that inspired him. But, the musical prowess of Nandeeshwar Acharaya, a 52-year-old driver from the VVIP protocol pool of the Karnataka government.
Nadeshwar Acharaya was assigned to drive Dr Kalam’s bullet proof vehicle on January 19 during the former President’s one-day lighting visit to the city. Little did he realise that the man on the wheels is a master in music, violin and flute.
Sharing details with OneIndia, Dr Kalam said it was a pleasant surprise for him to have a driver with so much of talent. ”After the Parikrama Science Festival at IISc, I was proceeding to attend the next function at a school. We also had a musical event to attend the same day. Once my car started Nandeeshwar told me about his interest in music,” Dr Kalam told OneIndia during an exclusive interaction at Karnataka Raj Bhawan.* I am thankful to God that I met Nandeeshwar: Kalam* Unsung heroes mattered to ex-Prez always* Driver’s story even in speech copy* Kalam Sir is God for me.
Read the inspiring story of an unsung hero on OneIndia:http://bit.ly/15WucDR