Avzal Ismail is a musician and educator who has given his life to performing and to mentoring young and upcoming musicians. Currently under the lockdown regulations, Avzal has lost all income and is unable to find other work due to the lockdown and due to his age. Avzal needs to raise funds to survive until such time as he is allowed to work again. Avzal recently was awarded a B.V.&S.M. Award in recognition of his years of dedication and service to the industry. Avzal is also a double stroke survivor while undergoing open heart surgery a few years ago.