His talents are varied.
I had the good fortune of interacting with him very closely.
We used to discuss and exchange letters on various subjects.
Rajani, as he is lovingly called has grown really old.
I thought, like Kaloji, he would also forget people.
It was Shashtipoorti of Sriman Komanduri Seshadri garu.
Rajani was sitting in the front row.
I went there, saluted him and told who I am.
immediately he started recollecting the things that we discussed during our last encounter.
I asked him how he has not forgotten things.
He laughed and started talking about many things.
I was thrilled.
That was a few months ago.
two days back, Ms Shobha Naidu sent an invitation for their annual function.
They are staging "Kalyana Sreenivasam" on the occassion.
I was pleasantly reminded of those days when the dance drama was produced.
I was to write that Drama.
I withdrew because Great Rajani accepted to do the job!
I feel even that is an honour!
I used to go to the academy every eveing to see the progress of the script.
Rajani would start singing the songs.
I remember his singing songs over phone to me.
It fell on me to tell that the music for the Drama will be by Sri Surya Prakasha Rao garu, another genius.
It took a little time before Rajani accepted the situation.
The Drama, on the whole came out excellent!
Let us listen to two songs composed by Rajani may be in 60s.
The first songs is by Srirangam Srinivasa Rao (Srisri for short)
Is the song addressed to Gandhiji?
It goes O Mahatama O Maharshi
The second song is by Basavaraju Appa Rao and is called Vatapatrashayi.
Let us enjoy good music!