you taught me so much that I don’t know where to begin from.
you lived with great principles and displayed highest artistic integrity.
you influenced me to live in my own terms. and not seek others opinion when it came to important decisions I had to take.
you taught me to make peace with my own mistakes.
you illustrated to me what perseverance feels like.
you pampered me like a kid and treated me equal at several instances.
you taught me what simplicity is all about.
you shared a part of your soul which till date I cherish.
and, the best thing was, you taught me all of this through music. and by being the person you were.
i miss you mama aka kutty paiyya.
| Chingleput Ranganathan (June 3,1938 – July 12, 2011)