Uday Shankar And I: A Personal Narration - by Mohan Khokar
For his sojourn in Delhi, Shankar put up in a bungalow placed at his disposal by a former pupil. Anupama, a young and lusty woman and a sprightly dancer in his team, alone stayed with him; the rest were lodged elsewhere. But Shankar was not well. He had already braved three heartstrokes, and now nursed a number of ailments. The Shankarscope fiasco too had completely dispirited him. What he needed very much, I was soon to discover, was someone to talk to, someone to listen to him about his work, his problems, Anupama, his plans, his dreams. And this is where I stepped in. I gave him company for some hours every day, and escorted him to and brought him back from the theatre each evening. I brought for him his favourite English daily, Amrita Bazar Patrika, and Bengali magazines like Sandesh. Every day I carried with me the fruits
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