Meeting my dearest friend ARUN PAUDWAL was accidental. We were both were studying in Siddharth College, Mumbai. I had my own group of friends from the Science fraternity who were my great supporters while he was in Arts. It was an annual yearly function, where I had participated with my group of musicians, while Arun was with the other competitive group. I had heard lots about him and was hoping and praying that he joins me/us.
Surprisingly, during one of our rehearsals, I saw a very handsome guy with a handkerchief on his collar approach me and said, “Are you Paresh ?” I said ‘Yes’. He without any hesitation told me he was very much impressed with my conduction of the Orchestra and that he wanted to join my group…!
I was shocked and so happy to know and told him that I was happy to have him in my group and wished to handover all this to him, as I knew he was a more talented artist and that he would do the conducting much better than me. He too was very happy as he told me he was very much impressed with my singing. He strongly felt we would make a great team. It was a mutual admiration and thereafter, we both lived like inseparable friends or rather “Brothers”. So much so that he decided to shift from Girgaon (Charni Road area) to Khar, close to my house.
It was great and appreciable change for all my friends namely Ashinkar ( Asha ), Bapu Tamhankar, Bali Pawar, Ashok kumta, ( USA) Sanjiv Pawar ( Astralia), Anand Talekar, Ashok Rao, Subhash Borkar, ,Surendra Bhadsawale who remained with me and supported me all through my endeavours.
We formed a Musical Group Orchestra call “Shadows” todays renowned Saxophone player SURESH YADAV joining our group and was a tremendous boost to our presentations. How I can forget, those finest Musicians Prakash Sukhtankar, Nar, More and finest Singer Ms Suprabhat Kale ( Hulyalkar) She was our melody Queen
We did many shows for Ganpati and Navratri Festivals which be full chart
Our Joint venture with M/s Mangala Nath a finest trained melodious voice Leading singer ” Geet Bahar ” brought totally different dimensions to our thinking. We performed in presence of MAHARASHTRAS PITAMAHA BALASAHEB THACKRY and the LIVING LEGEND DILIP KUMAR SAHEB and were fortunate to receive their blessings too.