Dec 6, 2011

Bhopals Guide

A day the 'Guide' of Bhopal did not live to see, for he probably would not have endured the tragic loss of his icon Dev Anand's demise. 

Born Rajesh Udhwani, he was popularly known as Rajesh "Guide" after the evergreen actor. The fan in him was born during his teenage years while at Udaipur, he happened to witness the shooting for the film Guide. 

His sons, Sanjay Udhwani 'Guide' and Ravi 'Anand' Udhwani were also named after the icon himself. Recount the brothers, "Our father had always been fascinated with Dev Sahab. Just like people adopt titles, he adopted the title of Guide." 

At Guide's shooting at Udaipur, being the gutsy lad that he was, he walked right up to the actor and told him what a huge admirer he was. Dev Sahab was impressed with young man's courage and told him to take up regional journalism as a career. 

Guide's initial career started with Nai Duniya, Indore. After a few years he started a weekly Sindhi paper, 'Dainik Farz' thus fulfilling the promise of furthering journalism in his mother tongue. 

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