It’s never too late to dream: Khushroo Suntook
By Rinky Kumar| | Sunday Mid-day, Bombay,27-Apr-2014
Khushroo Suntook has a vast repertoire. He is an avid tennis player, owns a wide collection of vintage records, has served the Tata group in various capacities for 32 years and possesses a photographic memory. At 78, when most septuagenarians prefer enjoying their retired life, this gentleman is heading the National Centre for Performing Arts with a keen interest to help the cultural institute grow exponentially
I have been free for only two months in my life,” says Khushroo Suntook, chairman of the National Centre for Performing Arts (NCPA). Today, where professionals, bogged down by work and stress, will give an arm for a sabbatical, this 78-year-old refuses to breathe easy.
Born and raised in Mumbai, Suntook hails from a family of lawyers. “My father was a solicitor. My maternal grandfather and maternal great grandfather were judges,” Suntook, who is an advocate, tells me. A student of Campion School, he had renowned conductor Zubin Mehta and leading income tax expert Soli Dastur as classmates.
He displays his photographic memory when he says, “I was the school’s second student when its operations started from a Marine Drive flat. We joked how each class had an attached bath.”