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Classical music has finally got recognition: Noo

Classical music has finally got recognition: Noo
Express News Service
First Published : 26 Jan 2010 04:18:00 AM IST

HYDERABAD: Listen to music and write down the notation, this is the message to the budding musicians from Nookala China Satyanarayana, the recipient of the prestigious Padma Bhushan award this year.

Immediately after the announcement that Satyanarayana was chosen for the Padma Bhushan award, scores of his disciples thronged his house in New Boiguda in Secunderabad to congratulate him. But, the humble Nookala said that the award goes to the “pure classicism’’, which he had always practiced. His advice to the learners was listen to music and write down the notation.

He said classical music has finally got recognition, which was hitherto neglected by the Government.

He suggested to the Government to conduct music festivals and give more awards to encourage classical music.

“I dedicate this award to my parents, gurus and to classical music,’’ he said. Nookala is a doyen and a multi-faceted Carnatic classical musician. Gifted with a sonorous voice and great calibre he adheres to classicism.

China Satyanarayana was born on August 4, 1927 at Anakapalle. Kambhampati Akkaji Rao, Mangalampally Pattabhiramayya and Sripada Pinakapani (who also got Padmabhooshan award) were his teachers. Nookala, attracted by the violin legend Dwaram Venkataswamy Naidu learnt violin.

Dr Y Veugopal Reddy (Padma Vibhushan)
While delivering a lecture at the Columbia University not so long ago, the former Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Dr Yaga Venugopal Reddy, was asked to name the economic theory he used to predict the US housing market crash much before it had happened.

“It was simple common sense,’’ Reddy replied using his usual witty repartees.

That pretty much sums up the man, who is credited for creating flexibility in the Indian monetary policy and preventing an asset price bubble during the recent global economic meltdown.

Reddy, a septugenarian, hails from Kadapa and was elected as the 21st RBI Governor — for five years between 2003 and 2008 — a time, which economists consider as an important phase post-1991 reforms.

Notwithstanding the robust economic growth and booming stock markets, Reddy, was known for continuous policy rate hikes during his tenure.

Reddy, an officer of the Indian Administrative Service 1964 batch, also served as India’s Executive Director on the Board of the International Monetary Fund.

Besides being an economist, Reddy’s other forte is teaching. He donned a lecturer’s hat way back in 1961 and has been a full-time visiting faculty at the Osmania University, the London School of Economics.

Currently, he is Professor Emiretus, Department of Economy, Hyderabad Central University.

Dr Pratap C Reddy (Padma Vibhushan)
“Healthcare is a critical sector for the development of the nation. This honour , which I humbly accept on behalf of the 62000 members of the Apollo family is an acknowledgment of the sector and an inspiration to work even more towards “touching a Billion lives,’’ said Pratap C Reddy on being bestowed with the Pada Vibhushan award. He was awarded the Padma Bhushan in 1991 for his contribution to the healthcare industry.

A cardiologist, Reddy was born in Chittoor district and received his premedical degree from Madras Christian College and medical degree from Stanley Medical College, Chennai. Later he did his Fellowship at the Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, US. The idea to set up a hospital took shape when he lost one of his patients who couldn’t make it to the Texas for an open-heart surgery. Subsequently, he quit his flourishing career to start the first hospital in Tamil Nadu, way back in 1983.

Dr AVS Raju (Padma Sri)
Dr Alluri Venkata Satyanarayana Raju, known as, A V S Raju, is perhaps the first among infrastructure and construction peers in Hyderabad, to bag the prestigiuos Padma Shri award under the Trade and Industry category. Hailing from East Godavari district, Andhra Pradesh, Dr Raju actively propogates literary, cultural and social activities.

A prolific writer, he has penned more than 24,000 peoms on varied subjects. But it is his magnum opus, an epic biography in poetic form of Sri Sathya Sai Baba that has catapulted him into the Guinness Book of World Records in 2008.

The founder Chairman of Nagarjuna Construction Company Ltd., (NCCL), ventured into construction field way back in 1950’s and has been in the business since then.

Shobha Raju (Padma Sri)
POPULAR Annamacharya kirtan singer and composer, and Shobha Raju has been elected for the prestigious Padma Sri award in the field of art.

With over 45 years of extensive contribution to music, over 6,000 stage concerts and performances, Shobha Raju is a stalwart in the field of spiritual music. Born on November 30, 1957 at Vayalpadu in Chittoor District, Shobha was more or less a child prodigy and started composing tunes at the tender age of four. She cut her first gramphone record album at the age of 16. She became popular in India as well as abroad for her unique style of rendering Anamayya compositions.

Express Buzz Reference

Also see:
Guiness Book Of World Records – Largest Biography Of Sathya Sai Baba Pic 1
Guiness Book Of World Records – Largest Biography Of Sathya Sai Baba Pic 2

Rich haul of Padma Awards for State

Rich haul of Padma Awards for State

A.V.S. Raju
V.P. Dimri
Nookala Chinna Satyanarayana
Shoba Raju

HYDERABAD: Andhra Pradesh has reaped a rich haul of Padma Awards, the country’s highest civilian awards, announced by the Government of India on Monday.

Two distinguished Telugus—former Governor of RBI Yaga Venugopal Reddy (Public Affairs) and Apollo Hospitals Chairman Prathap C. Reddy (Trade & Industry) have been conferred Padma Vibhushan, though the latter falls in the Tamil Nadu category.

Carnatic vocal maestro Nookala Chinna Satyanarayana (art) has been conferred the prestigious Padma Bhushan award while NGRI Director V.P. Dimri (science & engineering), Annamacharya Bhavana Vahini founder and vocalist Shoba Raju (art), industrialist A.V.S. Raju (trade & industry) besides badminton ace Saina Nehwal (sports)were awarded the Padma Sri on Monday.

Prof. Nookala Chinna Satyanarayana (87), started his illustrious journey in Carnatic music as a violinist at the age of 13 under Mangalampalli Pattabhi Ramaiah, father of M. Balamurali Krishna.

After his foray into Carnatic vocal under the mentoring of the likes of Dwaram Venkataswamy Naidu and Sripada Pinakapani, Prof. Satyanarayana never looked back in a career spanning over seven decades. A recipient of several awards including the Central Sangeet Natak Academy award and Sangita Kalacharya award of Madras Music Academy, Prof. Satyanarayana gave concerts in the United States, Canada Malaysia, Ireland and other countries.

Dr. Dimri expressed happiness upon receiving Padma Sri and described it as “recognition” of the contribution made by the entire NGRI staff. “Its great news” he told The Hindu here on Monday.

The NGRI staff did a lot of good work in the fields of earth sciences, energy security, water-related problems, environmental studies and natural disasters like earthquakes and tsunamis.

The conferment of Padma Sri thrust greater responsibility and the institute would focus on future challenges relating to climate change, natural hazards and hydro-carbon resources, among others. “I can be called as ‘Junior Padma Sri’ if someone feels I am too young to receive the prestigious award,” exclaimed Saina Nehwal.

“This award betters the Arjuna Award that I had got last year,” said a delighted Ms. Saina. Chief national coach Gopi Chand remarked: “I don’t think that she is too young for this Award. I also wish Saina will continue to hog the limelight at the highest level.”

Saina was the first Indian woman badminton player to reach the singles quarterfinals in the Olympics, first Indian to win the World Junior Badminton Championships and first Indian to win a Super Series tournament.

Born in Antervedipalem village of East Godavari district, Dr. Raju (73) took the plunge into business in 1956, but not before experiencing the rigours of working in agriculture, construction and other activities.

The founder chairman of Nagarjuna Construction Company Limited, a leading construction firm, Dr. Raju started several industries in diversified areas including Nagarjuna Steels Ltd, AVS Containers, NCC Finance and Deccan Cements limited, providing employment to over 4,500 people.

A poet with 24,000 poems to his credit and author of several works, Dr. Raju had entered the Guinness Book of Records for penning the largest single volume biography of Sri Sathya Sai Baba of Puttaparthy.

The Hindu Reference

Also see:
Guiness Book Of World Records – Largest Biography Picture One
Guiness Book Of World Records – Largest Biography Picture Two

Spiritual Centre Opens

Spiritual Centre Opens

The Sri Sathya Sai Baba Centre of Toronto-York opened its new modern facility at Voyager Crt., in North Etobicoke, near the airport.

Seekers of spirituality are invited to join the centre as it hosts its first public program on Jan. 16 from 3 to 4:30 p.m.

The event will feature a presentation on the humanitarian works of Sathya Sai Baba and will demonstrate how his teachings have impacted millions around the world. A video will also be shown on the projects inspired by Sai Baba like Educational Institutes of Higher Learning, schools, specialty hospitals and the Rural Water Supply Project helping millions in the villages of Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu in India.

Open to all members of the community of all faiths and denominations, the 20,000-square-foot facility is open seven days week. Yoga and meditation, spiritual education and parenting classes will take place at the centre.

No admission is charged. No donations will be solicited or accepted.

Inside Toronto Reference

Baba’s birthday a low-key affair

Baba’s birthday a low-key affair
Express News Service
First Published : 24 Nov 2009 03:48:00 AM IST
Last Updated : 24 Nov 2009 11:08:59 AM IST

PUTTAPARTHI: The 84th birthday celebrations of Sri Satya Sai Baba were held at Sai Kulwant Hall in Prashanti Nilayam in Puttaparthi. Saibaba has formally cut the cake to mark his birthday in the presence of several dignitaries and thousands of devotees who thronged to witness the celebrations.

This time around, Sathya Sai Baba did not speak nor give any message.

The entire celebrations were a low-key affair. Malgudi brothers entertained the audience with their bhajans.

Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan attended the function with his family members.

Tourism Minister J Geeta Reddy, Puttaparthi MLA Palle Raghunatha Reddy, former Supreme Court Justice PN Bhagawati, TTD chairman DK Audikesavulu Naidu. Additional DGP Sivanarayana, former DGP HJ Dora, former cricketer EAS Prasanna, TVS Group head Srinivasan, Mallika Srinivasan, noted Sitar player Pandit Ravishankar, District Collector B Janardhan Reddy, Anantapur Range DIG BL Sujatha Rao, SP MK Singh, actresses Anjali Devi, Krishnakumari, Janaki, Jamuna, playback singer Suseela and a host of other celebrities participated.

There were less number of foreign devotees this year for the birthday celebrations may be due to economic recession and the recent floods. NT Chowdary and Dr Damoder arranged for free food for the devotees.

The district SP made elaborate police bandobast in Puttaparthi.

Express Buzz Reference


An enchanting evening of ragas and talas
TNN 24 November 2009, 05:13am IST

BANGALORE: The Goddesses of Carnatic music and dance left audience hooked to their seats at Ambedkar Bhavan. The musical evening, part of the ‘Bangalore Festival’ had the audience swaying to ragas and talas.

Monday saw mesmerizing performances from Carnatic music singer Sudha Raghunathan and Bharatanatyam dancer, choreographer, and accomplished actress, Shobhana.

It was Sudha who set the pace for the evening. She began with preludes in Sanskrit, seeking the blessings of lord Ganesha and Krishna. The ragas she sang left listeners lost in a melodious world.

When she picked the high note, the packed audience echoed with applause. She also rendered a bhajan to Sathya Sai Baba, as it was his birthday on Monday.

After one hour of pure bliss, Padma Shri Shobhana took centrestage. She began with a varnam and she also danced to a bhajan from one of her Hindi movies. Her troupe, which performed a ballet, regaled the rasikas as well. A music lover and dancer herself, Vani Ganapathy kept on clapping and encouraging both her contemporaries. She expressed delight in attending the cultural festival. At the end of the programme, music and dance lovers went home craving for more.

Times Of India Reference

Also see:
Sudha Raghunathan And Sathya Sai Baba

The Interviews

Sathya Sai Baba Interviews

Sathya Sai Baba Interviews


The Interviews

People of other countries referred to this country by several names. However, even now, when Indians go abroad, they introduce themselves saying, “I am from Delhi; I am from Kolkata; I am from Bengaluru”, etc., instead of replying “I am from Bharath.” These are actually cities and regions which form part of India. Hence, it would be appropriate to say that you are from India. Wherever you go, you must be proud to refer to yourself as Bharatheeyas. The name ‘Bharatha’ has great significance. ‘Bha’ refers to ‘Bhagawan’ or ‘God’ and ‘ratha’ refers to ‘Love’. Thus, Bharatheeyas are people who love God. The country of Bharath has acquired its name on account of such people inhabiting it. (Sathya Sai Baba: Divine Discourse on Onam, 12th September 2008)

“Are you staying a little time?” “Of course, of course!” I said “Come back the day after tomorrow, and I give one hour to discuss all these things.” The words, when read, might appear casual, but Sathya Sai Baba talks to you as if you are the only person in the world. He does so with tender concern, intimacy and emphasis, looking into your eyes, and with that beautiful, understanding smile. He gives everything…writes Peggy Mason.

With a last smile to us both, He turned towards an inner room through a curtain. He seemed to float away rather than walk, with that gentle movement which is indescribable. I have to keep on using the word “gentle” in connection with Sathya Sai Baba. He is the embodiment of Love. If, on occasion, He ever appears stern in any way, it is only the appearance, only out of love, if correction is needed, or in order to induce people to examine themselves, to “enquire within”, for their own sake.

I have no idea how long or how short that interview was, for time stands still in His presence. One is transported to another dimension. When He bestows personal attention, one experiences so much more than any actual words—from His expressions, movements, voice, and being within that radiant rose pink aura, ‘the memory of which can never dim once it has been experienced’.

The fact is that no one can attempt to analyse or explain anything about Him. As He once gave out: “I am beyond the reach of the most intensive inquiry and the most meticulous measurement. Only those who have recognised My love and experienced that love can assert that they have glimpsed My reality”

I passed a strange but wonderful night. My whole being, seemed galvanized into greater intensity and life.

During the interview Sathya Sai Baba did what I am sure He had planned to do the day before! He took hold of my chain and pendant again, and asked: “Wouldn’t you like a real one? This is imitation.” Whereupon He circled His hand in the air and produced a charming silvery disc with His face on one side and the OM sign on the other. What a joy! It was of course what I had secretly longed for, but would not ask!

A little later He asked Ron what He wanted. Ron said, “To love more, and something from you, Swami.” Immediately Swami circled His hand again, and produced a gorgeous oval ring made of Swami’s “five metals,” with a coloured picture of His head in enamel.

He leaned forward and pushed it firmly onto the fourth finger of Ron’s left hand. It fitted perfectly, and was exactly what Ron had day dreamed about in the aeroplane on the flight to India- even the correct finger!

But a further and most unexpected blessing was yet to come which completely overwhelmed me. During a general conversation Satya Sai Baba turned to me again, and asked, “Do you do sadhana?” (a form of prayer and meditation). “Yes, Swami.” “When?” “At night, Swami.” To my wonderment He circled His hand several times in the air. As everyone gasped, out fell a long, beautiful 108 bead japamala—rosary necklace. Its total length, were if undone, is 48 inches and can be worn doubled round the neck and still be ample.

It just streamed down from his fingers like a cascade of crystal light. With an almost casual gesture, He spread it out with both hands and threw it over my head onto my shoulders without touching a single hair. “Oh Swami!” was all I could say, hardly believing that I had been blessed with two gifts from Him at one interview! (And always there was Vibhuti).

This is what He has said about such gifts:

“Do not crave from Me trivial material objects: but crave for Me, and you would be rewarded. Not that you should not receive whatever objects I give as sign of grace out of the fullness of love. I shall tell you why I give these rings, talismans, rosaries, etc. It is to mark the bond between me and those to whom they are given. When calamity befalls them, the article comes to me in a flash and returns in a flash, taking from me the remedial grace of protection. That grace is available to all who call on Me in any name or form, not merely to those who wear these gifts. Love is the bond that wins grace.”

(from Sanathana Sarathi, September, 1980)

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