Monday, June 14, 2010
British writer & Mumbai’s Bruce Lee
Thanks buddies for staying with me despite my inability to correspond with you for some days. Special thanks to all precious friends who were in touch over phone while I was in Mumbai/Chennai.
The day I landed in Mumbai, I had a golden opportunity to meet English writer Stephen Kelman.
Why did I meet Stephen?
Well, he travelled all the way to India to do research for a book he is writing about my best friend B.B. Nayak, who holds seven world records and 12 national distinctions.
Thirty-four-year-old Stephen Kelman shot to fame early this year when his first book titled Pigeon English was sold in 13 countries.
BB Nayak, known as Bruce Lee of Navi Mumbai, has received Guinness certificates for 819 backhand push-ups in one hour, smashing three concrete slabs on his groin and 34 one-arm cartwheels in a minute.
Highly impressed by Nayak’s feats shown on Channel 5 in England for several months, Stephen decided to write a book about Nayak’s struggle against all odds.
The book will be a realistic fiction based on a character similar to Nayak.
I was amazed by the simplicity and confidence of the Scottish author.
“Nayak is an achiever. I am sure your project will be a success story,” I told him. “I am confident too. Very soon, I will follow up with a film on your best friend,” he assured me.
Good news indeed. Thought should share this with you.