After the unprecedented response to the television serial, 'The Melody Makers', we planned our next episode on Mohammad Zahur Khayyam Hashmi, fondly addressed as Khayyam Saab. Although I have been an ardent fan of his music, I never had the opportunity to meet him in person. I sought the help of a friend, writer-director Sagar Sarhadi, who had worked with the maestro, in the film Bazaar. Soon after Sarhadi introduced me to Khayyam Saab we shot the episode in two days. What I encountered was the old world charm of a very animated personality, with photogenic memory, who vividly recalled his journey from his native place to Bollywood.