You might lose your car keys, leave your cellphone somewhere or even forget where you parked...but classical musicians seem to leave some pretty important things just lying around!
A London based musician lost two violins and three bows, worth around Rs 50 lakh [about US $1,031,000], while travelling on the Mass Rapid Transit System (MRTS). The musician is on a visit to the city for the 'Margazhi' music festival.
Michael Kellet (42), who has worked on the scores for Hollywood hits 'Philadelphia' and 'Lord of the rings', fell asleep on a train and forgot to take his case when he alighted at the Mylapore railway station on Friday. The 'Bam' double violin case contained a GB Grancino violin made in 1699 and a 1880 Czech violin, both bought from Scotland. One of the bows was also gold plated.
Speaking to The Times Of India, Michael said, "As soon as I boarded the train, I placed my violin case on the overhead rack and placed my laptop bag near my feet. I was completely exhausted due to the hot sun and soon fell asleep. When the train pulled into the Mylapore station, I got off in a hurry, forgetting to take my case from the rack."
By the time Kellett remembered about his violin case, it was too late. The train had already pulled out of the station.