A chance meeting in Calcutta (Kolkata), India, with an influential British man changed the life of a young boy visiting from Kathmandu, Nepal. Multi-talented Desmond Doig saw spunk and his natural ability for dance. Several years of discipline and training with renowned masters of classical Indian dance lead to a most remarkable life. Bali specialized in the art of Bharata Natyam with master Sikkil Ramaswamy Pillai, and also studied Kathakali dance style with Guru Gopinath, regarded as one of the great iconic figures of Indian art of the 20th century. Bali traveled around the globe, initially as partner to Indrani Rahman, the first Miss India, and ultimately danced solo to recorded music. He performed for kings, presidents, and met other famous people including Mother Teresa, Picasso, Martin Luther King, Jr., LSD guru Timothy Leary, and many more. This book is based on Bali Ram’s life and the people he met along the way.