Photographs with Tilli & Vijay Pawa – NP and the Pawa brothers passion for music

Dear All,

Since NP has now begun to regularly interact and I was browsing my files, I came upon two photographs from 1964 which I forwarded to NP & Vinod Pawa. These pictures feature Tilak (Tilli) Raj Pawa & Vijay, the latter was NP’s younger brother. (Please note the pictures are from Partap Grewal’s collection!!)

I received the following response from NP which I reproduce below since it would interest many to know about a talent that the Pawa Family nursed in School, became a lifelong passion. “Music is still a good part of my life and it keeps me going”

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“Thank you for the photos.
My brother Vijay was walking along side me for years until he passed away. Tilak on the other hand and Vinod Pawa were involved in my interest in music. Unfortunately Tilak has left us to take his place but deservingly  in heaven. Around 1964, while I was in Japan for business training, the three of us got together with a Chinese friend (drummist) and a German fellow to play base and an American playing the lead guitar. The six of us for some reason called ourselves ‘The ‘Five Beat Tops’ and played at events and at  a competition where we won a runners-up trophy. I guess Danny the American joined us after we had picked a name for our band. Tilak played the second lead on his guitar and I the rhythm. The three us brothers sang mostly Beatles’ songs and had a blast. Music is still a good part of my life and it keeps me going.

Thank you for your interest and friendship.

Sincerely,’

Np “

NP has just sent me additional pieces of music and the links below are included for your listening pleasure. Keep them coming NP ! We were and continue to be music lovers and a familiar voice is a very welcome pleasure. Thank YOU !!

 By The time I Get To Phoenix

https://youtu.be/e8_MEylGzRk
 Walk Away

https://youtu.be/adKI0ySaVUM

Warmly

Vijay [Vijay Khurana]


When you are passionate, then you are, well, just passionate. !! NP just sent me this following number to be added for your listening pleasure

When You Say Nothing At All

https://youtu.be/mOsodhWNAbE

1 thought on “Photographs with Tilli & Vijay Pawa – NP and the Pawa brothers passion for music

  1. Deepak Kumar Thakur

    Really great to see these historic photos of fellow Cottonians & to hear the legendary fellow Rivazites & Pawa brothers belt out their passion for music & song. Keep on playing, guys.

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