Monday, June 9, 2008
Rohini Jhala (Nee Ruby Narotam)
The only lady(known so far) to play the instrument. A senior citizen, picked up the instrument at a very tender age and has been playing and performing for more than 50 years now. An alumnus of Queen Mary’s, Mumbai, learnt initial lessons of harmonica playing from legendary Firoze Damri. Married Ajitsinh Jhala who served IAF and has retired as Wing Commander.Plays Hindi film songs as well as western notes. "I owe my mouthorgan skills to Mr Damri, who used to teach harmonica to school children in Mumbai till he was well past 90 years," recalls Mrs. Jhala.
Mrs. Jhala performed at the Vastrapur Lake, Ahmedabad,on June 8, 2008 (Sunday)