Coming from the beautiful region of Punjab, Atamjit Singh recites his empowering and musically inclined story. In 1957, at the age of 9, Atamjit Ji moved from the luscious fields of Punjab to the confined and populous streets of Lucknow. To the average person this may seem like a massive change, however for Atamjit Ji, he had felt as though he had never moved. Since his father worked in the railway sector, Atamjit Ji resided in a railway colony known as Barha Colony, in which everyone spoke Punjabi and shared their Punjabi culture. For these reasons, Atamjit Ji found it very easy to adapt in Lucknow, an enclave of his own people is what inspired him to adapt to a “Lucknowi” lifestyle. The comfort was always there. In his younger years, his musical exposure came from only two sources: his mother, who sang the nightly kirtan at the Gurudwaras, and the local Kashmiri bhandas, groups of singers who used to perform at brothels. However as time passed, Atamjit Ji’s father encouraged him to recite poems at the local gurudwara and schools. However, this musical exposure was left as a loose knot. As Atamjit Ji grew up, he became a railway worker just like his father, engineering in the bridge department. On the side, he decided to join a theater group: Meghdoot, it was this very group which reignited his doused passion for music. In their first performance, Atamjit Ji was asked to recite a poem in a musical manner, as a song. Atamjit ecstatically agreed and recited the poem rather beautifully. His euphonious voice caught the attention of the extremely prominent and well-known figures of Lucknow; they praised him for his beautiful singing. Since his singing became very popular among the city, Atamjit Ji started to consider singing as a full-time career. In this period, Atamjit Ji worked both at the railway, and sang in his performances, he found success in both. Time only produced more and more success for Atamjit Ji. He realized it was time to leave the railway and became a permanent member of Meghdoot. In this permanent membership, Atamjit Ji was able to work with a multitude of directors and write scripts for a range of performances. Atamjit Ji’s work was so popular that he traveled to places like Delhi and Allahabad to sing for a variety of different events. To wrap up, Atamjeet Ji notes, “theater music is different, it’s alive”. Theater music and visual music are synonymous, theater music allows for color to coexist with music. Color, music, and smiling faces, all are present in the theater music that Atamjit Ji composes. However, above all, Atamjit Ji has shown us all how we all have inner talents, we just need to find them.