Three years ago, Biddu, the musician who gave India the Bollywood cult number Aap Jaisa Koi..., decided to swap his guitar for the pen - partly because "music was not the important thing in the world any more".
The musician returned home to write his memoirs in April 2009. "The book was ready by September. It is the first of a three-book contract that I have signed with HarperCollins-India," he said. The book traces his life as Coorgi tribal boy Biddu Appaiah, born to a gregarious mother and a doctor-father in Bangalore, when "the city was a pleasant little heaven of 700,000 people" in 1945.
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