"It was always my father's dream to create an environment in Bombay which would enable talented young Indians to study Western classical music and to perform it professionally in their country.

My family and I are, therefore, extremely happy that there is today a Foundation in India bearing my father's name, which is organised to devote itself to the objectives of his dream.

I hope lovers of music in India and elsewhere will lend wholehearted and continuing support to the Foundation, which will add an extra dimension to the extraordinary plurality, range and richness of India's cultural heritage."

Zubin Mehta