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You’ve got to be kidding…

Said the guy at the recording studio when told that the voice belting out Lucky Ali and Enrique Iglesias belonged to a 13-year-old. He isn’t the first — or the last — listener to be floored by the maturity in Mohit’s rendering of pop picks.

Stage is second home…

For this Class VII student of Lakshmipat Singhania Academy. Proof of the pudding — top honours for the singer at Bata Quest 2001 and for the singer-actor-dancer at school fest Abhilasha 2002; second spot in Bharat Vikas Parishad’s Pukar 2002 and at the Bournvita quiz contest…

Far and wide...

Does Kittu — as he’s known at home — hope to spread the word. So, from student gigs to the big thing — he’s already sailed past the All India Radio voice test and is registered on their rolls of promising singers.

Mom and music teacher…

Is Mohit’s magic combo. One has been all encouragement at home while the other has always laid store by his talent on string and mike. And a special mention for the school as well, which has been supportive enough to juggle attendance and exams to help this star student.

Books and guitar…

He balances well, handling everything but maths like a song sung true. His creative writing is neighbour’s-envy material, vouch teachers, but penning poetry has sadly been overtaken by every spare minute listening — to matters of the heart from Cliff Richard to Shaan, Westlife to Udit Narayan — and rehearsing.

Sachin stumped by Michael…

For once, cricket craze lost out to pop passion. Till a couple of years ago, Mohit was undecided whether to take the Tendulkar track or the Jackson jump. After hours spent at the batting crease, mike and moonwalk scored.

The background is business…

For this Marwari minstrel in the making, but the road ahead could be paved with notes of a different kind. He hopes to give music a serious shot and dreams of the day he’ll be a name to beckon as singer and guitarist. Not singing to others’ tunes, but composing his own stuff.

Anything’s possible…

In Mohit’s mind. The word ‘impossible’ sounds better when broken up into ‘I’m possible’, cracks the just-turned teen.


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