RIP Amit Saigal: Papa Rock
13 January 2012
We're back in business at Wild City but first and foremost we'd like to send out our sincerest condolences to the family and friends of Amit Saigal who tragically drowned in Goa on 5 January 2012.
Saigal was a seminal figure within the independent music scene in India, not only as founder and editor of India's first rock magazine Rock Street Journal but also for taking indie and rock music to new audiences countrywide with festivals like Great Indian Rock Festival, Global Groove Festival and Pub Rock Fest. 2011 also saw him unite music professionals and artists through hosting and curating India Music Week.
Amit Saigal's legacy will live on as the indie and rock scenes in India go from strength to strength, greatly influenced by his pioneering and forward thinking perspective on independent music.