On the 60th birth anniversary of ‘King of Pop’ Michael Jackson and even after nine years of his death, people around the world miss him terribly. MJ rose to fame in the 70’s and 80′ as he gave a new meaning to Pop music. His killer dance moves, music video and stage presence are irreplaceable and there can never be another Michael Jackson in the world. During the course of his marvellous career, Jackson toured all over the world and included many cultures in several of his music videos including Black or White and We Are the World.
Interestingly, MJ had a very strong connection with India as well. In the Black or White music video, we see him trying his hand in performing an Indian classical dance for about a few seconds which made people laud him instantly. That is something which still flashes across our minds and we love MJ for putting India on the map yet again! Moreover, The music video also showed a glimpse of our beautiful monument Taj Mahal.
The most delightful fact is that Michael came to India in the year 1996 on October 30 to entertain the Indian audience. He arrived in Mumbai much to the excitement of his fans and created a fan frenzy at the airport. He came, he conquered and left a mark on the Mumbaikars after an amazing and memorable concert.
Before heading back to his country, MJ had written a note on a pillow he had been sleeping on at a popular hotel in Mumbai. Jackson wrote, “India, all my life I have longed to see your face. I met you and your people and fell in love with you.
Now my heart is filled with sorrow and despair for I have to leave, but I promise I shall return to love you and caress you again.
Your kindness has overwhelmed me, your spiritual awareness has moved me and your children have truly touched my heart. They are the face of God.
I truly love and adore you, India. Forever, continue to love, heal and educate the children. The future shines on them.>