Since long,I have had the priviledge of travelling around and meeting many people,who touched my life with their genuine good heart,compassion,extraordinary talent.Be it during shootings,debate competitions,National,International Conferences,Poetry and Writer's Meet,Rotary meetings,visiting villages and places to address fans,students,colleges,plantation programs,award functions,events, I'm meeting many talented,gifted amazing souls,who,are touching lives with their path-breaking thoughts and talent.There is a Hero,an Icon within everybody,who with a strong will and determination have overcome undaunting challenges and have emerged Victorious and some may have lost it,but the essence of their soul has touched my life enough to making me want to tell their stories.And I want my friends all over the world to know them and as I applaud their Extraordinariness,as Oscar Wilde,once said,''Ordinary riches can be stolen: real riches cannot. In your soul are infinitely precious things that cannot be taken from you''.
It is during adversity when one can really make a big difference. But making a difference is not about being a big hero. It is simply about leaving the bathroom a little cleaner going out, than when you came in.That I had read somewhere.
Stevie Wonder once said,''We all have ability. The difference is how we use it''.
Today I'm writing this blog regarding my extraordinarily talented friend,artist,and Royal big brother,Ulf Sawert,a royal blue-blood with an undying passion for Music,Singing,Poetry,Writing.His book is to get published very soon.His International hit 'THE ONLY' was a chartbuster hit not only in Sweden even in Europe and won appreciation and applause on many international talk shows,radio stations.His voice is a reminder of Elvis Presley and John Lennon.His fathers mothers father...was a polish gipsy! His doublecousin, Stephan Gebelhoff, is one of Germanys most famous actors!His Mother is a Bernadotte in the fourth generation! The Swedish king, Carl XVI Gustav is in the sixth generation, and Crownprincess Victoria is in the seventh generation ( Ulf Sawert is in the fifth.) If people want to see a REAL royalty person they shall look at his mother!!!(below is a pic ofUlf with his mom,when he was a kid)
In my tete-e-tete with Ulf,I wanted to know what he is passionate about,his answer is down below,in his own words;
Ulf-''I like to read biographies and history (I have read over 100 books about Swedish and European history). I compose music. I have been a very good tennisplayer (won several tournaments) and I´m a talented chessplayer.
I am very interested in economic development in countries, over the whole world. China and India is interesting to study because they have such large populations and such high GDP growth! It´s stimulate to see how things works...I like exploring the world.
I´m single and 47 years old.
I have study nearly 5 years at the university in Sundsvall (mostly economic topics). In summer 2000 I released my first music-album: "Juniskären", it had sold in 300 copies and have been played on radiostations in Sweden Norway and Finland. I believe that I am an descendent to the Swedish king: Karl XIV Johan (Jean Baptiste Bernadotte), in the fifth generation, and I have also write a book about all the exciting things I have found in my family-history. Karl XIV Johan was king over Sweden and Norway 1818-1844, and some history experts puts him at the top of all swedish kings ever lived!''
Ulf is very philosophical,an artist with integrity,and a heart with deep understanding for the sufferings of others,he shares some here- Try to understand the world! How everything connects. Think for yourself. Trust yourself and trust in God. Don´t just follow the masses. Try to care about people that have hard times. Be honest.
My blog (on swedish):
Has a deep love and admiration for Indian culture,Indian movies,though doesnt understand hindi,yet loved watching Hum dil de chuke sanam,even some of my indian work as an actor..haha..His profound love for India is so symbollically put in the video above,the assimilation of minute important details of india and its cultural heritage,is so well put,everything that has a global meaning.....adored myself....(there are photos of Ulf himself with his royal cousin princess madeleine,crown prince Frederik and uncle Karl Johan xiv)
Though he he was born into a royal lineage,yet he never really wanted to depend on the lineage,rather went about pursuing his own dreams,composing his own hit songs and that has made all the difference.