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Feeling suicidal? His songs can help you fight it

This singer-lyricist-composer believes his song can inspire people to not commit suicide, reports Shahkar Abidi.

mumbai Updated: Sep 11, 2009 01:31 IST
Shahkar Abidi

This singer-lyricist-composer believes his song can inspire people to not commit suicide.

On the occasion of World Suicide Prevention Day, Pallav Pandya (47) performed his song Jeelo Jeevan Bhar Ke (Live life to the fullest) at Andheri’s Bhavan’s Cultural Centre on Thursday.

Pandya, a troupe leader with singer Sonu Nigam, said he was inspired to pen the song earlier this year after he learnt that 250 people commit suicide every day in the country.

“I realised that something has to be done to control this, though the figures reported are just the tip of the iceberg,” said the Science graduate, who has penned songs for television serials and films.

“I read books on psychology and neurolinguistic programmes to understand the root cause of suicide.”

After months of research, Pandya found that some words have a positive and remedial effect on people with suicidal tendencies such as “I can” and “Say yes to life”.

“When I uploaded my song on YouTube and also circulated it among at least 25 NGOs, I got tremendous response,” he said.

His songs are mostly in Hinglish (a combination of Hindi and English) so that they have mass appeal. He has also written songs in Bengali, Marathi and Gujarati.

“I have approached quite a few singers to lend their voices to my song so that the message reaches the masses,” Pandya said.