Sunday, January 1, 2012
Professional photographer Nitin Patel from London, who has recently been appointed the India representative of the world's oldest Harmonica maker, Seydel of Germany, was here on the New Year to introduce the latest models of this hand-made instruments to the members of the Harmonica Club of Gujarat. All the club rmembers got the opportunity of trying out about a dozen harmonicas that he had brought the India to let the players know about this unique company which is the first to make harmonicas with steel reeds. The Seydel harmonicas are expensive compared to harmonicas of other makes. But, they are strong, sturdy and sound sweet.
While the club members were playing and generally fiddling with the instruments, Nitin Patel kept on clicking photographs.
The HCG was honored to bestow life-time honorary membership on Nitin, who has been playing harmonica since he was a seven-year-old boy. He has the child-like enthusiasm and boyish smile at 67 today.