When Arathi of B#Sharp began to sing the Gloria Gaynor classic “I Will Survive” it was as though a new anthem had been created for everyone who has ever been touched by cancer. Truly, the song struck a chord in the hearts of everyone at Pranay Ranjan & Arathi’s Adda in Bengaluru.
More than three decades after its release, Gloria Gaynor had said of her 1980 Grammy-winning disco: “It feels great to have such a song like that because I get kids five and six years old telling me they like the song, and then people seventy-five and eighty. It’s quite an honor.”
No less proud and honored must have been one singer’s mother – watching via skype.
“Did you think I’d crumble
Did you think I’d lay down and die
Oh no, not I
I will survive
Oh as long as I know how to love
I know I’ll stay alive
I’ve got all my life to live”