Last week, I was bored and reading through my Facebook to fill some time, when I discovered a video of an amazing teenage musical talent. His voice made my skin tingle as I watched the video, and when I learned more about him, I immediately vowed to share his story with my readers. Let me tell you a little bit about him, and you will see why he is so amazing.
Rahul is 15 years old and lives in Florida. He is the nephew of one of my husband’s oldest friends, and he was born and raised here in the U.S. He is a regular high school kid who loves sports, but he is so much more . He has big talent and big goals.
What makes Rahul so special is that he has never had any musical training. He has self-taught himself the keyboard and honed his singing talent on his own. And the Hindi song he is singing? He doesn’t understand the words. Rahul beautifully sings Hindi songs, as well as songs in many other languages, none of which he speaks, like a seasoned professional.
His father told me that he enjoys performing at parties, receptions, and weddings, and would love to join an Indian band, and participate in competitions here and abroad. He would love to compete in the Indian Idol Atlanta contest, as well, and I believe he can blow the competition out of the water!
I hope you enjoy him as much as I do. He and his parents are a testament to the fact that the richness of Indian culture is not lost on younger generations, and that with the right support, kids can achieve anything they set their minds too. He has an amazing gift and I wish him the best in the pursuit of his dreams!
Rahul has a Facebook fan page and is on YouTube. Here are the links.
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