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When Neil Nongkynrih (Pianist)’s sister introduced him to Music

My first teacher was my sister, she is a pianist and she taught and introduced me to music. Music was there with me all the time. It was only when I went to London to do my higher studies, after completing my schooling in Delhi, that I developed a different yearning for music. Thus the Shillong Chamber Choir (SCC) was born

Funny Story – When people thought of Neil Nongkynrih as Rahul Gandhi

I grew up in Shillong, and like any other family, my father wanted me to be a doctor. I went to St. Columbus in Delhi. It’s funny how people welcomed me because they thought I was Rahul Gandhi. Once I told them the truth, they disappeared.

Motivational Story – When A. P. J. Abdul Kalam came up with idea of planting India’s Tricolor on Moon

You will wonder to know that former President and ‘Missile Man’ APJ Abdul Kalam was the first to come up with the idea of planting the tricolor on the moon. Preparation for the mission had begun and scientists were deciding on which instruments to use when they had a serendipitous encounter with Kalam. “Kalam had a meeting with the scientists. I was not present. He suggested painting the tricolour on the impactor that would land on the moon” recalled Jitendra Nath Goswami (Indian Scientist & Researcher)

When Sourav Ganguly and Sachin Tendulkar played under each other’s captaincy

You should do what you can and not thinking about the outcome. You never know where life goes, you never know where life will take you. I went to Australia in 1999, I wasn’t even the vice-captain. Sachin (Tendulkar) was the captain and in three months I became the captain of India.

When Jagmohan Dalmiya asked Sourav Ganguly to become India’s coach

When I got into administration, I was desperate to be the coach of the national side. (Jagmohan) Dalmiya called me and said ‘why don’t you try for six months’. He passed away and none was around, so I became the CAB president. People take 20 years to become president. You have to live for the day.

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