Usha Chinoy

Music = harmony with God

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Usha Chinoy (1929–2004) was a well-known Indian educationist and musician[1] from Rajkot, Gujarat.

Early life and education

Usha Chinoy (née Joshi) was born in the former princely state of Jamnagar (Nawanagar) in the Kathiawar peninsula (Saurashtra) of Gujarat to Trambaklal Manishankar Joshi and Yashomati Joshi. She completed her BA (Hons.) at the Dharmendrasinhji College in Rajkot. She later also obtained a diploma in music through the Sangeet Visharad  and Hindustani Vineet degrees. In the city of Jamnagar, she was the first elected female member of the municipal corporation and also Principal of the Sajuba Girls High School from the late 1940s till the early 1950s. Her grandfather, poet and author Vaidya Shastri Manishankar Govindji, founded the famous Atank Nigrah pharmacy, an Ayurvedic firm of great repute, in Jamnagar in 1881. The firm had branches in Bombay (Mumbai), Calcutta (Kolkata), Madras (Chennai), Poona (Pune), Karachi, Colombo, Rangoon (Yangon), Penang  and Singapore.

Career 

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The Pearl

Love = tree of happiness

A raindrop, dripping from a cloud.

Ashamed when it saw the sea.

‘Who am I  ? ,

where is a sea’, it said.

As it saw itself, from the eyes of humility

A shell embraced him and makes him a pearl.

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 Shaykh Saadi Shirazi
( 1210- 1292 )
 in a Rose garden,
from a Mughal manuscript of his work Gulistan,
c. 1645

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