Who was Farrokh Bulsara?

One of my all-time favourite rock groups was Queen and the jewel in the crown of this group was unquestionably Freddie Mercury who was born in Zanzibar as Farrokh Bulsara. He was an outstanding performer who died of AIDS at the age of 45. This evening, I watched a recorded television profile of this marvellous entertainer produced to mark what would have been his 60th birthday had he lived. Musically his legacy lives on, but it is sad that, during his life, he played down his ethnicity and never acknowledged publicly his homosexuality.