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That's fairly well explained in the Wikipedia article about him and on his web site; however, some of the implications of the name, itself aren't given. For example, Korla is actually a Mongol or Chinese word. It refers to a town in the prefecture of Mongolia.

Pandit generally refers to a Brahmin, which is the top rung of the old Indian caste system. However, since his legend stated that he was the offspring of an Indian semi noble and a French opera singer, he would be half-caste, which was not a good position to be in for an Indian. But none of this mattered, because it was a really clever fabrication. It was his back story. And just like Kenton Knepper or Jeff McBride, he lived it with conviction.

I don't think any of his many fans, among them me, would have cared if he had simply confessed one day that he had at one time performed as Juan Rolando. The character of Korla Pandit was perfect for him.

And so, a myth was born.
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Thanks, Bill. You are truly a font of esoteric information.
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Thanks. Some of my friends have told me: "Bill, when it comes to exotic information, you are full of it."
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