Thursday, September 11, 2008

Prasoon Joshi - The Uttarakhandi

Prasoon Joshi, the man behind awesome lyrics of Taare Zammen Par and the only Indian to win the prestigious Golden Lion Award at Cannes comes from Almora, a small but famous town in Uttarakhand.

Prasoon was born in Almora (only 70 kms from Naukuchiatal and 65 kms from Bhimtal) and spent a small part of his childhood there before moving onto Rampur in Uttar Pradesh. He did his MBA from Institute of Management Technology, Ghaziabad and joined Ogilvy and Mather (O&M). After working for 10 years, he joined McCann-Erickson in 2002 and at present he is the Chairman (Asia-Pacific).

Today, he is very actively involved in the Hindi film industry as a lyricist. His famous songs that burnt the music charts:

Dooba Dooba - Silk Route

Pathshaala - Rang de Basanti

Chand Sifarish - Fanaa (Filmfare Best Lyrics 2007)

Maa - Taare Zameen Par (Filmfare Best Lyrics 2008)

His upcoming films are Diili 6 and Gajini. Prasoon, all the best from Naukuchiatal!!!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Prasoon is a great world leader