Hiren Gada, CEO of homegrown media company Shemaroo Entertainment, is an avid marathoner. His yoga session every morning is sacrosanct, and he never misses an opportunity to go trekking. A huge R.D Burman fan, Gada's favourite way of unwinding after a hard day's work is by singing classics such as Phir Wahi Raat Hai and Do Lavzon Ki Hai Dil Ki Kahani.
He is also the founder of Pancham Pagaal, a 100-member R.D. Burman fan club, which has fans of the maestro from across the globe. Members would meet at least once a month for jam sessions pre-Covid. Now, the sessions are mostly virtual.
Music, says Gada, has taught him teamwork. "A singer is accompanied by a host of instrumentalists and every instrumentalist plays an important role in making the song melodious. A particular instrument may be played just three times during a song, but it may have the maximum impact. Every person has a role to play. If you co-relate that with business, for a successful business outcome, the contribution of every member of the team, however, junior the person may be, cannot be negated. We can't say one is more important than the other."
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