Jackos tryst with Mumbai 13 years ago

Written by Press Trust of India | Mumbai | Updated: Jun 27 2009, 05:40am hrs
The King of Pop, Michael Jackson, had a tryst with the celluloid city 13 years ago, when he mesmerised thousands of Mumbaikars with his performance at a concert.

Jackson performed at a packed concert here in 1996. The event was organised by Shiv Udyog Sena, an outfit floated by then Shiv Sena leader Raj Thackeray with the objective of providing jobs to 27 lakh youth in Maharashtra.

Jackson visited Sena chief Bal Thackerays residence, Matoshree, in suburban Bandra. The Thackerays presented him with a silver tabla and tanpura.

During his stay at The Oberoi Hotel, Jackson surprised the entire staff by mingling freely among his fans, who thronged at the hotel to catch a glimpse of him. During his stay in Mumbai, Jackson relished several Indian cuisine, including South Indian and Mughlai.