Ravi Shankar Sharma is a music director for all seasons and every occasion. This low-profile, soft-spoken man who was honoured with the Padmashri in 1971, is still composing beautiful tunes when so many of his colleagues have faded away. This year Ravi completed 50 glorious years in the Hindi film industry. As a tribute to the versatile genius, Zee presented him with the Lifetime Achievement Award. In the course of this interview the legendary composer traces his journey, from rags to riches.