|My father as a newcomer.|
It is a shame really, what am I doing? First I deleted my replies to some of the comments and now I went and deleted an entire post. I thought I had learnt a lesson that 'Haste makes Waste' but it appears I have obviously not. In my defence all I can say is that shortage of time and the constant drumming in my area (it is festival time after all) has led me to commit such a mistake. A weak excuse I know, but frankly I have no other excuse.
I now have unearthed more memoriabilia so I think it would be a good idea to redo my last post in a different way, I would like to make the best of the terrible situation that I find myself in right now.
In my post Unlocking Memories I had narrated how my father was offered a film by Bimal Roy. Here is the
letter written by Asit Sen (Apradhi Kaun's director) asking my father to report for shooting and a wonderful piece of history (below) - the telegram asking him to report for work. I call it a wonderful piece of history because telegrams have now gone out of our lives.
Before joining films my father kept a diary, some pages of one of his diaries were lying around at home. There is this page, for instance, where he has noted down the time and date of his elder brother's untimely demise. This loss was huge for my father, he had no other sibling.
Here is another page where he put on record his shooting for his first film Apradhi Kaun.
On second thoughts redoing the post does not seem to be such a bad idea after all, because now I am following a proper order and it seems to be an improvement over the one I deleted earlier. My only regret I lost the wonderful comments of my readers.
If you would like to read the letters, all you have to do is right click on the image, click on View Image and then magnify it.
Memories & Memorabilia will continue in my next post.