Monday, September 20, 2021

I Adore Jai - The Anthology on the One and Only MLJ is out!

 Finally the book 'I Adore Jai', a loving compilation of 78 articles written by those who knew the one and only ML Jaisimha - as a player, a person, a father, a captain, a coach, a person, an uncle and so many other roles that he played - compiled with great care by Junie aunty (Mrs Jayanthi Jaisimha), is out. Contributors to this compilation include names like Sharmila Tagore, Sunil Gavaskar, GR Vishwanath, Prasanna, Govind Raj, V Ramnarayan, S Vishwanath, Kapil Dev, Ravi Sastri, Azharuddin, VVS Laxman, Venkatapathi Raju, MV Narasimha Rao, Shivlal Yadav. K Srikkanth, PR Man Singh, R Sridhar, Harsha Bogle, Saad Bin Jung, Dolly Thakore (who rode in a rickshaw with MLJ) - the family Vivek, Vidyuth. Mona, Ritika - and others.

I contributed a piece too, recalling the cherished times I spent with him. The proceeds of the sale of the book will go to the MLJaisimha Foundation which aims to provide free coaching to deserving talent. Here's the link to the book on amazon.

It is an interesting insight into a wonderful person. Buy and read.

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