He was perhaps the only Indian citizen who has been permitted to write and fill his own passport. This happened because the passport authorities acknowledged his beautiful handwriting in italics on his application form. He also wrote his father’s death certificate and his daughter’s birth certificate. He is the man with a golden hand. K.C Janardhan has taught handwriting to the English and also teaches students in his museum located in the Fort in Bengaluru. Handwriting took him to places, ability to speak took him to teach and the ability to interact with people took him to different places of the world. Maestro Janardhan transformed his hobby to occupation to vocation and to a profession. Janardhan believes handwriting is like holding a ballerina dancer between the fingers and let the pen dance on the paper.
The mind is thinking, the heart is feeling and the hand actually translates into handwriting. Maestro K.C.Janardhan is passionately striving to preserve the art of handwriting in the youth and has been passionately teaching handwriting and offering Calligraphy services, in its true form, globally for the last 25 years. He also started the world’s first handwriting, calligraphy and writing instruments museum – J’s La Quill. I had the privilege of visiting his museum and was awestruck with his collection of pens. Inks, nibs, quills, and tools all showcased with an interesting theme.
I first met him at the Blockchain Summit where he spoke eloquently on the possible application of the emerging technology in the Indian electoral process. It was only later in our second meeting, that I was impressed by him as a calligraphy maestro and a man with a golden hand.