Feeling dejected as he was unable to help his family in farming, he shared his woes with his grandfather who suggested him to take up music as a therapy.
This advice proved to be a boon and helped him to forget all his worries. He never realized when this therapy became his passion and transformed him from a common man to a singer.He fondly recalls his first instance with harmonium. He was in 8th class when he crooned the song ‘Pardeshi…Pardeshi…’ of Raja Hindustani. This made him quite famous amongst his friends and family and he became his circle’s designated singer.
During his teen years he visited the local Akhada often as many of his friends were practitioners of Indian Martial Arts. While his friends practiced, he started mimicking their routine while seated on a wheelchair. This started as a joke which eventually made him physically fit thus paving way for him to become a famous as stuntman singer. Jagdish’s first public performance was at Sri Vijaynagar, Rajasthan in 2012 where he performed as if it was an audition for selection. His performance and dedication made him a crowd favorite thus becoming a frequent performer at village fairs and festivals with several performing groups. Jagdish added his unique entertaining flavor to all stage performances as differently able stuntman singer in Jabalpur, Bangalore, Jaipur, Udaipur, Ahmedabad and many more cities.
Live a meaningful life such that my name lives on long after I depart: Jagdish Patel
Jagdish once got to know about free Skill Development Programs offered at Narayan Seva Sansthan, a blessed heaven for the differently able and underprivileged individuals. Post booking an appointment, he reached Udaipur via train where, to his surprise, he was greeted and welcomed by a person designated by NSS who then escorted him to his car, which was specially deputed to bring him to the Narayan Seva Sansthan’s Badi Village Campus. On inquiring, he found that this is a daily routine of welcoming differently abled at Railway Station by Narayan Seva Sansthan.
Jagdish wanted to undergo a vocational course of computer skill at Narayan Seva Sansthan. At Sansthan, he received 3 months computer skills training with lodging and boarding at no cost.
During his stay, he emerged as an entertainer, entertaining people as a true showman. The staff at Narayan Seva Sansthan realized his true calling and proposed him to create shows. He was given a chance to perform at Naryan Seva Sansthan’ Talent and Fashion Show at Surat, Gujarat. He became the hero of that show and thus a star was born. Expressing his gratitude towards Narayan Seva Sansthan, Jagdish promised the team that he would to do more such shows for helping and motivating other differently able individuals coming to Naryan Seva Sansthan.
Like any other common young man, Jagdish also has ordinary as well as some extraordinary ambitions. He wants to make a mark for himself in Bollywood as an actor and singer.
He aspires to travel the world and looks forward to falling in love and getting married. He believes that India is a home to some true hearted people who believe that all humans on the earth are one family. He wishes to thank and give-back to people who have supported him unconditionally so far.
He wants to contribute to Narayan Seva Sansthan, Udaipur as he feels this smart campus for specially able humans requires more care and constant support to nurture hidden talents of people like him.
Disclaimer: The information shared in this story were shared with the writer by Narayan Seva Sansthan. All the pictures have been taken with the permission from Narayan Seva Sansthan.
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