This Bangalore Auto Driver’s Singing And Painting Will Bewilder You

Md. Rashid Ahmed: A Living Jukebox

The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.

The above quote is being exemplified by an Auto driver from Bangalore. A few days back I was returning home in a auto with my sister. As we seated ourself and the auto started a song started playing ‘Jo Tu Mera Humdard Hai’. It took us a few moment to understand that the song was not coming from any music player; it was the voice of the driver. I was taken aback by the way of his singing. He kept singing back to back old songs and new songs. I decided to interrupt as soon as he finished ‘Maine Tere Liye Hi Saat Rang Ke Sapne Choone. Sapne…Soorile Sapne’ as this is one of my favorite songs.

Md. Rashid Ahmed lives in Rajajinagar, Bangalore with his wife and two kids. He is so passionate about singing that Radio and TV became his teachers. Whatever he has learnt is learnt from TV and Radio. He even joined a singing class to sharpen his talent, but it became difficult to make ends meet. So he left the classes so that he can educate his children and take care of the family.

I enquired, “Bhaiya if you were so passionate then why did you left it.” To this he mockingly said “Kaha Chor Sakta Hoon Saab, Ab Toh Auto Mein Hi Riyaaj Kar Leta Hoon. Aise Toh Muhalle Wale Bhi Naraj Hote The Agar Ghar Mein Riyaaj Kiya Toh. Ab Sawariyon Ka Bhi Dil Behelta Hai”(How can I quit sir. Now, I rehearse in auto which even entertains passengers. At first when I used to rehearse in my house, the neighbours got angry.) I asked him what else he does. And this was really bewildering to know that he even painted. I asked him to Whatsapp few of his paintings. Here are two of his paintings what he sent me.

Rashid Ahmed's Painting 1

Rashid Ahmed’s Painting 1

Rashid Ahmed's Painting 2

Rashid Ahmed’s Painting 2

Do let me know if he can help you with any of your upcoming songs or art projects. It will be a great help to someone who genuinely loves art.

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  1. God gifted auto driver.

    • Ankit Jha

      October 11, 2015 at 10:22 pm

      Yes Samyak, he is God gifted. We too are. But only few of us understand the power of this gift inside us. Rashid Bhai is one such man.

  2. Its very difficult for me… this man has great talent., How tragic … he is talented.
    He does not use it, not cherished..!
    that’s the points, where I always pinched.
    May God bless his talent.

    • Ankit Jha

      October 12, 2015 at 8:46 am

      Sometimes odds stand so high in your way that you are unable to cross them until you break the mountain of odds. And I am pretty sure he is doing it. may be we can help him by sharing it as much as we can so that it may reach to those who need his talent.

      Thank you for stopping by Hitesh and speaking your mind.

      God Bless!

  3. Ankit, really touched his voice. Thanks for sharing. I am going to featured this for 🙂 You will hear soon!


    – Rishabh, iNFOTYKE

    • Ankit Jha

      October 12, 2015 at 8:50 am

      Dear Rishabh,

      I am glad that you liked the video. It will be a great help for Rasheed bhai if we can share it as much as we can and on as much platforms.

      Cheers 🙂

  4. One word “Superb”…

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