98-year-old yoga master Tao Porchon-Lynch dancing with dancer and choreographer Sandip Soparrkar in Mumbai, India - June 27, 2017

98-year-old Yoga Master Tao Porchon-Lynch Shines Bright in India – Part 8

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June 25 – 27, 2017 – After seven incredible days in Bangalore, 98-year-old yoga master Tao Porchon-Lynch and I flew to Mumbai to spend time with friends, and for Tao to dance and receive a surprise award.  We also did our popular Conversation with a Master talk at a local company. It was very well-received as always. I had been to Mumbai previously for a World Economic Forum event and was delighted to be back (see series I wrote for the Gates Foundation).

Our host in Mumbai was acclaimed dancer and choreographer Sandip Soparrkar. We stayed at his home and he was wonderfully gracious. There were a stream of dancers coming in and out to practice, and it was fun to witness the dance culture.  Tao was like a teenager talking with the others about moves, clothes and shoes. Tao and Sandip had performed together on numerous occasions, including one event with over 5,000 people. He had attended Tao’s birthday parties in New York (99th, 98th), and also hosted a grand Dancing Light book launch in Mumbai in 2015 with an impressive list of stars in attendance such as Alyque Padamsee, Sharbani Mukherji, Kamini Kaushal, Sadhya Shetty, Rohit Verma, Kaualjeet, Mithun Purandare, Amit Dolawat, Mayank Lalpuria, among others.

For this trip, without Tao knowing, Sandip had arranged for her to receive the World Book of Records Award for the World’s Oldest Ballroom Dancer.  He also hosted a party in her honor at the Junkyard Cafe which included the presentation of the award, showcase dances for Tao and a slew of media.  To top it off, Tao and Sandip wowed the audience by doing a dance together. The actress Sharbani Mukherj accompanied us and helped Sandip host. In a very charming gesture, superstar Jackie Shroff greeted Tao with a kiss on the hand and helped to present the award. The famous Bollywood actress, 90-year-old Kamini Kaushal, once again made an unusual public appearance for Tao.  They have known each other for other 50 years. Kumkum Somani, Kamini’s niece and another dear friend of Tao’s, was also there with other family members to celebrate. In addition, First Lady Amruta Fadnavis came out to say a few words and honor Tao.  Sandip did a fabulous job coordinating all of the details at short notice.

We went from the party, to dinner and then to Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport.  Tao didn’t miss a beat and was even recognized by airport security.  It was an extraordinary time in Mumbai.  Although it was raining for the entire time, Tao brought light to every person and event. That’s the Tao Effect! 🙂

See pictures below. Click on each image to make it larger. You can Like and Share each image, as well as spread the light by sharing this link and these hashtags: #ThisIs98 #TaoExp #TaoPorchonLynch  Be sure to check out pictures from the other days in Bangalore.

Rainy day in Mumbai, India - June 25, 2017
Rainy day in Mumbai, India – June 25, 2017
Ganesh at the home of dancer and choreographer Sandip Soparrkar in Mumbai, India - June 25, 2017
Ganesh at the home of dancer and choreographer Sandip Soparrkar in Mumbai, India – June 25, 2017
98-year-old Tao Porchon-Lynch with Sandip Soparrkar's dog in Mumbai, India - June 25, 2017
98-year-old Tao Porchon-Lynch with Sandip Soparrkar’s dog in Mumbai, India – June 25, 2017
98-year-old Tao Porchon-Lynch with Sandip Soparrkar's dog in Mumbai, India - June 25, 2017
98-year-old Tao Porchon-Lynch with Sandip Soparrkar’s dog in Mumbai, India – June 25, 2017
Sandip Soparrkar's dog in Mumbai, India - June 25, 2017
Sandip Soparrkar’s dog in Mumbai, India – June 25, 2017
98-year-old Tao Porchon-Lynch talking with dancers at the home of dancer and choreographer Sandip Soparrkar in Mumbai, India - June 25, 2017
98-year-old Tao Porchon-Lynch talking with dancers at the home of dancer and choreographer Sandip Soparrkar in Mumbai, India – June 26, 2017
98-year-old Tao Porchon-Lynch doing yoga for media interview at the home of Sandip Soparrkar in Mumbai, India - June 26, 2017
98-year-old Tao Porchon-Lynch doing yoga for media interview at the home of Sandip Soparrkar in Mumbai, India – June 26, 2017
98-year-old Tao Porchon-Lynch doing yoga for media interview at the home of Sandip Soparrkar in Mumbai, India - June 26, 2017
98-year-old Tao Porchon-Lynch doing yoga for media interview at the home of Sandip Soparrkar in Mumbai, India – June 26, 2017
98-year-old Tao Porchon-Lynch doing yoga for media interview at the home of Sandip Soparrkar in Mumbai, India - June 26, 2017
98-year-old Tao Porchon-Lynch doing yoga for media interview at the home of Sandip Soparrkar in Mumbai, India – June 26, 2017
Painting at the home of dancer and choreographer Sandip Soparrkar in Mumbai, India - June 25, 2017
Painting at the home of dancer and choreographer Sandip Soparrkar in Mumbai, India – June 25, 2017
98-year-old yoga master Tao Porchon-Lynch rehearsing with dancer and choreographer Sandip Soparrkar at his home in Mumbai, India - June 26, 2017
98-year-old Tao Porchon-Lynch talking with dancers at the home of dancer and choreographer Sandip Soparrkar in Mumbai, India – June 26, 2017
Employees at HPI after a Conversation with a Master with 98-year-old Tao Porchon-Lynch and moderated by Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy in Mumbai, India - June 26, 2017
Employees at HPI after a Conversation with a Master with 98-year-old Tao Porchon-Lynch and moderated by Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy in Mumbai, India – June 26, 2017
98-year-old Tao Porchon-Lynch being greeted by Bollywood star Jackie Shroff at her World Book of Records celebration at the Junkyard Cafe in Mumbai, India - June 27, 2017
98-year-old Tao Porchon-Lynch being greeted by Bollywood star Jackie Shroff at her World Book of Records celebration at the Junkyard Cafe in Mumbai, India – June 27, 2017
98-year-old Tao Porchon-Lynch being presented the World Book of Records for Oldest Ballroom Dancer at the Junkyard Cafe in Mumbai, India - June 27, 2017
98-year-old Tao Porchon-Lynch being presented the World Book of Records for Oldest Ballroom Dancer by Jackie Shroff and others at the Junkyard Cafe in Mumbai, India – June 27, 2017
98-year-old Tao Porchon-Lynch being presented the World Book of Records for Oldest Ballroom Dancer by Jackie Shroff and others at the Junkyard Cafe in Mumbai, India - June 27, 2017
98-year-old Tao Porchon-Lynch being presented the World Book of Records for Oldest Ballroom Dancer by Jackie Shroff and others at the Junkyard Cafe in Mumbai, India – June 27, 2017
98-year-old Tao Porchon-Lynch being presented the World Book of Records for Oldest Ballroom Dancer by Sandip Soparrkar, Jackie Shroff and others at the Junkyard Cafe in Mumbai, India - June 27, 2017
98-year-old Tao Porchon-Lynch being presented the World Book of Records for Oldest Ballroom Dancer by Sandip Soparrkar, Jackie Shroff and others at the Junkyard Cafe in Mumbai, India – June 27, 2017
98-year-old Tao Porchon-Lynch with Jackie Shroff, Sharbani Mukherji and others at Tao's World Book of Records celebration at the Junkyard Cafe in Mumbai, India - June 27, 2017
98-year-old Tao Porchon-Lynch with Jackie Shroff, Sharbani Mukherji and others at Tao’s World Book of Records celebration at the Junkyard Cafe in Mumbai, India – June 27, 2017
98-year-old Tao Porchon-Lynch with Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy and Jackie Shroff at Tao's World Book of Records celebration at the Junkyard Cafe in Mumbai, India - June 27, 2017
98-year-old Tao Porchon-Lynch with Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy and Jackie Shroff at Tao’s World Book of Records celebration at the Junkyard Cafe in Mumbai, India – June 27, 2017
Sandip Soparrkar, Kamini Kaushal and 98-year-old Tao Porchon-Lynch and others at Tao's World Book of Records celebration at the Junkyard Cafe in Mumbai, India - June 27, 2017
Sandip Soparrkar, Kamini Kaushal and 98-year-old Tao Porchon-Lynch and others at Tao’s World Book of Records celebration at the Junkyard Cafe in Mumbai, India – June 27, 2017
World Book of Records plaque for 98-year-old Tao Porchon-Lynch as World's Oldest Ballroom Dancer during celebration at the Junkyard Cafe in Mumbai, India - June 27, 2017
World Book of Records plaque for 98-year-old Tao Porchon-Lynch as World’s Oldest Ballroom Dancer during celebration at the Junkyard Cafe in Mumbai, India – June 27, 2017
World Book of Records cake for 98-year-old Tao Porchon-Lynch as World's Oldest Ballroom Dancer during celebration at the Junkyard Cafe in Mumbai, India - June 27, 2017
World Book of Records cake for 98-year-old Tao Porchon-Lynch as World’s Oldest Ballroom Dancer during celebration at the Junkyard Cafe in Mumbai, India – June 27, 2017
98-year-old Tao Porchon-Lynch with Sharbani Mukherji at Tao's World Book of Records celebration at the Junkyard Cafe in Mumbai, India - June 27, 2017
98-year-old Tao Porchon-Lynch with Sharbani Mukherji at Tao’s World Book of Records celebration at the Junkyard Cafe in Mumbai, India – June 27, 2017
Sandip Soparrkar, Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy and Salome Roy Kapur at Tao Porchon-Lynch's World Book of Records celebration at the Junkyard Cafe in Mumbai, India - June 27, 2017
Sandip Soparrkar, Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy and Salome Roy Kapur at Tao Porchon-Lynch’s World Book of Records celebration at the Junkyard Cafe in Mumbai, India – June 27, 2017
Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy and Salome Roy Kapur at Tao Porchon-Lynch's World Book of Records celebration at the Junkyard Cafe in Mumbai, India - June 27, 2017
Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy and Salome Roy Kapur at Tao Porchon-Lynch’s World Book of Records celebration at the Junkyard Cafe in Mumbai, India – June 27, 2017
Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy and First Lady Amruta Fadnavis at Tao Porchon-Lynch's World Book of Records celebration at the Junkyard Cafe in Mumbai, India - June 27, 2017
Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy and First Lady Amruta Fadnavis at Tao Porchon-Lynch’s World Book of Records celebration at the Junkyard Cafe in Mumbai, India – June 27, 2017
98-year-old Tao Porchon-Lynch with First Lady Amruta Fadnavis and Sandip Soparrkar at Tao's World Book of Records celebration at the Junkyard Cafe in Mumbai, India - June 27, 2017
98-year-old Tao Porchon-Lynch with First Lady Amruta Fadnavis and Sandip Soparrkar at Tao’s World Book of Records celebration at the Junkyard Cafe in Mumbai, India – June 27, 2017
98-year-old Tao Porchon-Lynch with Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy, Jackie Shroff and Sharbani Mukherji at Tao's World Book of Records celebration at the Junkyard Cafe in Mumbai, India - June 27, 2017
98-year-old Tao Porchon-Lynch with Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy, Jackie Shroff and Sharbani Mukherji at Tao’s World Book of Records celebration at the Junkyard Cafe in Mumbai, India – June 27, 2017
98-year-old yoga master Tao Porchon-Lynch at her World Book of Records celebration hosted by dancer and choreographer at the Junkyard Cafe in Mumbai, India - June 27, 2017
98-year-old yoga master Tao Porchon-Lynch at her World Book of Records celebration hosted by dancer and choreographer at the Junkyard Cafe in Mumbai, India – June 27, 2017
98-year-old Tao Porchon-Lynch dancing with Sandip Soparrkar at her World Book of Records celebration at Junkyard Cafe in Mumbai, India - June 27, 2017
98-year-old Tao Porchon-Lynch dancing with Sandip Soparrkar at her World Book of Records celebration at Junkyard Cafe in Mumbai, India – June 27, 2017
98-year-old Tao Porchon-Lynch dancing with Sandip Soparrkar at her World Book of Records celebration at Junkyard Cafe in Mumbai, India - June 27, 2017
98-year-old Tao Porchon-Lynch with dancers at Tao’s World Book of Records celebration at Junkyard Cafe in Mumbai, India – June 27, 2017
Audience watching 98-year-old Tao Porchon-Lynch dancing with Sandip Soparrkar at her World Book of Records celebration at Junkyard Cafe in Mumbai, India - June 27, 2017
Audience watching 98-year-old Tao Porchon-Lynch dancing with Sandip Soparrkar at her World Book of Records celebration at Junkyard Cafe in Mumbai, India – June 27, 2017
98-year-old Tao Porchon-Lynch with others at her World Book of Records celebration at Junkyard Cafe in Mumbai, India - June 27, 2017
Audience watching 98-year-old Tao Porchon-Lynch dancing with Sandip Soparrkar at her World Book of Records celebration at Junkyard Cafe in Mumbai, India – June 27, 2017
98-year-old yoga master Tao Porchon-Lynch with Sandip Soparrkar and Sharbani Mukherj at Tao's World Book of Records celebration at Junkyard Cafe in Mumbai, India - June 27, 2017
98-year-old yoga master Tao Porchon-Lynch with Sandip Soparrkar and Sharbani Mukherj at Tao’s World Book of Records celebration at Junkyard Cafe in Mumbai, India – June 27, 2017
98-year-old yoga master Tao Porchon-Lynch with Sandip Soparrkar, Sharbani Mukherji and Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy at Tao's World Book of Records celebration at Junkyard Cafe in Mumbai, India - June 27, 2017
98-year-old yoga master Tao Porchon-Lynch with Sandip Soparrkar, Sharbani Mukherji and Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy at Tao’s World Book of Records celebration at Junkyard Cafe in Mumbai, India – June 27, 2017
98-year-old yoga master Tao Porchon-Lynch with Sandip Soparrkar, Kamini Kaushal and Sharbani Mukherj being honored at Tao's World Book of Records celebration at Junkyard Cafe in Mumbai, India - June 27, 2017
98-year-old yoga master Tao Porchon-Lynch with Sandip Soparrkar and Sharbani Mukherj at Tao’s World Book of Records celebration at Junkyard Cafe in Mumbai, India – June 27, 2017
98-year-old yoga master Tao Porchon-Lynch with Sandip Soparrkar, Kamini Kaushal, Sharbani Mukherji and Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy at Tao's World Book of Records celebration at Junkyard Cafe in Mumbai, India - June 27, 2017
98-year-old yoga master Tao Porchon-Lynch with Sandip Soparrkar, Kamini Kaushal, Sharbani Mukherji and Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy at Tao’s World Book of Records celebration at Junkyard Cafe in Mumbai, India – June 27, 2017
98-year-old Tao Porchon-Lynch with dancers at Tao's World Book of Records celebration at Junkyard Cafe in Mumbai, India - June 27, 2017
98-year-old Tao Porchon-Lynch with dancers at Tao’s World Book of Records celebration at Junkyard Cafe in Mumbai, India – June 27, 2017
98-year-old Tao Porchon-Lynch with Kumkum Somani, Sandip Soparrkar and others at Tao's World Book of Records celebration at Junkyard Cafe in Mumbai, India - June 27, 2017
98-year-old Tao Porchon-Lynch with Kumkum Somani, Sandip Soparrkar and others at Tao’s World Book of Records celebration at Junkyard Cafe in Mumbai, India – June 27, 2017
98-year-old Tao Porchon-Lynch with Sharbani Mukherj at Tao's World Book of Records celebration at Junkyard Cafe in Mumbai, India - June 27, 2017
98-year-old Tao Porchon-Lynch with Sharbani Mukherj at Tao’s World Book of Records celebration at Junkyard Cafe in Mumbai, India – June 27, 2017
98-year-old Tao Porchon-Lynch with Sharbani Mukherj at Tao's World Book of Records celebration at Junkyard Cafe in Mumbai, India - June 27, 2017
98-year-old Tao Porchon-Lynch with Sharbani Mukherj at Tao’s World Book of Records celebration at Junkyard Cafe in Mumbai, India – June 27, 2017
98-year-old Tao Porchon-Lynch at her World Book of Records celebration at Junkyard Cafe in Mumbai, India - June 27, 2017
98-year-old Tao Porchon-Lynch at her World Book of Records celebration at Junkyard Cafe in Mumbai, India – June 27, 2017
98-year-old Tao Porchon-Lynch with Kumkum Somani at Tao's World Book of Records celebration at Junkyard Cafe in Mumbai, India - June 27, 2017
98-year-old Tao Porchon-Lynch with Kumkum Somani at Tao’s World Book of Records celebration at Junkyard Cafe in Mumbai, India – June 27, 2017
98-year-old Tao Porchon-Lynch with Kumkum Somani and her family at Tao's World Book of Records celebration at Junkyard Cafe in Mumbai, India - June 27, 2017
98-year-old Tao Porchon-Lynch with Kumkum Somani and her family at Tao’s World Book of Records celebration at Junkyard Cafe in Mumbai, India – June 27, 2017
98-year-old Tao Porchon-Lynch with guests at her World Book of Records celebration at Junkyard Cafe in Mumbai, India - June 27, 2017
98-year-old Tao Porchon-Lynch with guests at her World Book of Records celebration at Junkyard Cafe in Mumbai, India – June 27, 2017
Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy and Kamini Kaushal at Tao Porchon-Lynch's World Book of Records celebration at Junkyard Cafe in Mumbai, India - June 27, 2017
Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy and Kamini Kaushal at Tao Porchon-Lynch’s World Book of Records celebration at Junkyard Cafe in Mumbai, India – June 27, 2017
98-year-old Tao Porchon-Lynch at her World Book of Records celebration at Junkyard Cafe in Mumbai, India - June 27, 2017
98-year-old Tao Porchon-Lynch at her World Book of Records celebration at Junkyard Cafe in Mumbai, India – June 27, 2017
90-year-old actress Kamini Kaushal at 98-year-old Tao Porchon-Lynch's World Book of Records celebration at Junkyard Cafe in Mumbai, India - June 27, 2017
90-year-old actress Kamini Kaushal at 98-year-old Tao Porchon-Lynch’s World Book of Records celebration at Junkyard Cafe in Mumbai, India – June 27, 2017
90-year-old actress Kamini Kaushal and 98-year-old Tao Porchon-Lynch with others at Tao's World Book of Records celebration at Junkyard Cafe in Mumbai, India - June 27, 2017
90-year-old actress Kamini Kaushal and 98-year-old Tao Porchon-Lynch with others at Tao’s World Book of Records celebration at Junkyard Cafe in Mumbai, India – June 27, 2017
98-year-old yoga master Tao Porchon-Lynch with Kamini Kaushal and Sharbani Mukherj at Tao's World Book of Records celebration at Junkyard Cafe in Mumbai, India - June 27, 2017
98-year-old yoga master Tao Porchon-Lynch with Kamini Kaushal and Sharbani Mukherj at Tao’s World Book of Records celebration at Junkyard Cafe in Mumbai, India – June 27, 2017
98-year-old yoga master Tao Porchon-Lynch with Sharbani Mukherj (and famous Bollywood actress Kamini Kaushal in the background) at Tao's World Book of Records celebration at Junkyard Cafe in Mumbai, India - June 27, 2017
98-year-old yoga master Tao Porchon-Lynch with Sharbani Mukherj (and famous Bollywood actress Kamini Kaushal in the background) at Tao’s World Book of Records celebration at Junkyard Cafe in Mumbai, India – June 27, 2017
98-year-old yoga master Tao Porchon-Lynch and Sharbani Mukherji at Tao's World Book of Records celebration at Junkyard Cafe in Mumbai, India - June 27, 2017
98-year-old yoga master Tao Porchon-Lynch and Sharbani Mukherji at Tao’s World Book of Records celebration at Junkyard Cafe in Mumbai, India – June 27, 2017
98-year-old yoga master Tao Porchon-Lynch with Kamini Kaushal, Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy and Kumkum Somani at Tao's World Book of Records celebration at Junkyard Cafe in Mumbai, India - June 27, 2017
98-year-old yoga master Tao Porchon-Lynch with Kamini Kaushal, Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy and Kumkum Somani at Tao’s World Book of Records celebration at Junkyard Cafe in Mumbai, India – June 27, 2017

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