V Balsara - Raga Mood - ECLP 2366 - HMV Colour Label - (Condition 90-95%) - LP Record
His piano, univox and melodica, the instruments he loved, be it for composing music for films or otherwise, have come to personify the legend of Vistas Ardeshir Balsara, the music director, who died in Kolkata.
The 'gentleman musician', as the affable Parsi was known among friends, had only his music to give him company in the twilight years as he grappled alone with ill health in the absence of his wife and two sons had predeceased him.
The striking feature of Balsara was his never-say-die spirit. At 83, Balsara was still going strong on the music front with his Bengali film production 'Til Theke Taal' running in theatres in West Bengal.
He settled in Kolkata in 1954 after he was invited by legendary musician Jnan Prakash Ghosh, to the city. Earlier, he had been in Mumbai, then Bombay.