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submitted on June 10, 2017 8:54 AM EDT
Name: Vivek Nekkanty
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submitted on June 10, 2017 7:56 AM EDT
Name: Vivek Nekkanty
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submitted on May 17, 2017 6:55 AM EDT
Name: Ms. Lavanya
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Comments: Its a great pleasure to write on this page. Because of Sri Chitti Babu Ji i started learning the divine instrument veena at this age (33). (I hope there is no age limit to learn any art). My Father in law's(FIL)K.V. Sampath brother K.V. Gopalan is a student of him and he visited our house many times in T.Nagar and in fact his sister wedding reception is adorned by his concert. since then my FIL is very craze on him and some how he want to be with the music always. Because of this i think he pushed me to learn and slowly i too getting into this world of magical divine. Now iam feeling very proud to be a part in this journey of musical world. My only request! at least once is it possible to see and touch the VEENA which is played by him itself great blessing for me???????????
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submitted on March 21, 2017 5:39 PM EDT
Name: V D Ramanathan
Email Address: vdrnathan@gmail.com
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Comments: Very nice website. He was a hero for me, my elder sister and my brother. Once we had the blessing to hear him performing in Raja Annamalai Mandram, Chennai. We could be accommodated only on the stage on the side. During his concert (I think it was thanam in Karahapriya), suddenly one of the strings got broken. Without being perturbed, in 3 minutes he put a new string. He was prepared for such an eventuality. He was composed during the entire period. After the 3 hr concert he just got up without any pain in the leg or cramps. Professional to the core. What a wonderful person. He was so handsome as well. Perhaps it was the inner beauty of his soul which got reflected that way. Only wish he had lived much longer. Thank you sir for this wonderful website. V.D.Ramanathan
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submitted on January 4, 2017 5:55 AM EST
Name: Viswanath Vishnubhotla
Email Address: vishnubhotlav@gmail.com
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Comments: We went to India in December 2010. My son was 18 years old and was learning veena for 5 years and he was absolutely fascinated with the way Chitti babu played Veena. Before we left for India we came to know that a person we knew had good relations with Chitti babu family. He arranged for us to visit Chitti babu's house in Chennai. We went and met Chitti babu's wife Sudha garu and his youngest son. We expected to spend 10 Minutes and we were there for more than 2 hours !. My son played songs on one Veena of Chitti babu. Sudha garu even made coffee for us. We had an excellent time, which we will remember forever. We were very sad when we came to know that Sudha garu passed away a few months later.
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submitted on December 29, 2016 10:47 PM EST
Name: Usha Kanniganti
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Comments: I appreciate your humble website and its rich content. I am fan of your late father and enjoy his music. My mother is also a huge fan as she was Emani Saraswathi's disciple.
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submitted on October 12, 2016 8:13 AM EDT
Name: Narasimhan R
Email Address: N_naras@rediffmail.com
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Comments: October/12/2016: Remembering Sir and his concerts. Missing him tremendously. Narasimhan.
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submitted on October 4, 2016 3:57 AM EDT
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Comments: This design is incredible! You obviously know how to keep a reader amused. dcekdbekegeecdab
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submitted on August 19, 2016 12:01 AM EDT
Name: Professor GMK Sairma
Email Address: gmksarma@yahoo.co.in
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Comments: I am 75. Way back in 1971, I had the chance to be present at his performance at Donaueschingen Music Festival. I can never forget those magical moments, as his ingers danced over the Veena 'metlu' !
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submitted on July 29, 2016 9:10 AM EDT
Name: Bhasker raj
Email Address: bhasker.raj48@gmail.com
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Comments: Listening to Chitti Babu's Veena is very pleasing and have collected many of his compositions. During his short span of life he has created many noteworthy compositions which many people worldlier are eager to listen. A. S. Bhasker Raj Bangalore
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submitted on September 15, 2015 3:08 AM EDT
Name: K.SRINIVASA MURTHY (alias Vasu), Hyderabad, Telangan
Email Address: kuppa.srinivasamurthy@gmail.com
Web site URL: all sites gone thru
Comments: I know Dr Chitti Babu Garu very well. He is really gem of a personality and earned many applauds across the globe including foreign countries for his excellent piece of work in VEENA with crowded and packed auditoriums. No wonder he should be recommended with Bharat Ratna Award for his extensive contributions across the world in Veena
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submitted on September 5, 2015 6:03 AM EDT
Name: Bandhakavi Ramanna Pantulu
Email Address: brpantulu05@yahoo.co.in
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Comments: Agood account of his biography.Iworked inAllIndia Radio at various stations I know him well
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submitted on April 29, 2015 12:51 PM EDT
Name: M.H,PARAMESHWAR
Email Address: mh_param@yahoo.com
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Comments: I have heard Chittibabu when I was 7 years old. His concerts in Shanmukhananda Sabha, bombay were mesmerising. Nobody moved from his seat until the Concert was over. Poor canteen people had very less business that day!
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submitted on March 18, 2015 2:13 PM EDT
Name: K.V.Vaghul
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Comments: The Veena was always resplendent, however only to those who realize that. In the years when it's untainted glory was not respectfully acknowledged by the world, Dr Chittibabu (also incidentally my indirect Guru in the Veena!) had revived it's Meaning and Divinity, with such versatility (Songs such as 'Kommalo Koila 'Koo' Annadhi', and Unbelievable Western tunes, which a conventional person wouldn't expect from such an instrument) and his unique playing style His Talam would add a royal finish to his already grand playing!, like his Raghuvamsha Sudha, or his Pathos filled Jagadhodharana, Pancha Ratna Kritis, Quick-Paced Wedding Bells, to further include his own compositions! At the Mention of Veena, The first image that strikes is that of CHittibabu in his grand, White Kurta, Playing his Veena with a gentle and Humble smile. God Bless Him, and God Bless Those who know that there was such a Person. I would like to Thank whoever has created this website. It stands as a good memorial.
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submitted on February 28, 2015 10:24 AM EST
Name: vejayanand.ch
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Comments: It is my fortune to hear Sri Chitti Babu gari concert at Vizianagaram at Maharajas Music College and one evening at Paidithalli Ammavari Temple.His fingers does all magic on Veena.
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submitted on December 6, 2014 9:13 PM EST
Name: Vasu
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submitted on December 6, 2014 8:10 PM EST
Name: Sri Shri Iyer
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Comments: Great Great Veena Master. Please preserve all his recordings and publish them. No one can compare with him. he is the Veena Master for ever and ever.
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submitted on November 25, 2014 12:32 PM EST
Name: Padmini Vaddadi
Email Address: drpadvadd@yahoo.com
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Comments: I grew up listening to Sri.Chitti Babu garu ad had the opportunity of attending to his concert at Tirupathi organized by Academy of fine arts. He kindled my interest in Veena and our family had all the albums released by him. I am trying to get the Album Musings of a musician with Siva Leela Vilasam as a CD. Can any one help with this.
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submitted on October 23, 2014 2:04 PM EDT
Name: ananth
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Comments: Lovely website of my all time favorite musician. My first ever tape was his emi album that has swararagasudha in sankarabharanam. Such a diehard romantic... Nice reading that his hobbies include chess and Wodehouse! Pls update the site more often, don't forget that there are still millions of his fans around!
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submitted on October 22, 2014 4:59 AM EDT
Name: esnb srinivas
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Comments: at my child hood .. at Rajahmundry ..my father and mother used to take me along with them to the concerts of Dr. chiitibabu. Even at that young age -not knowing any thing about music - spellbound and used to enjoy till the end of the concerts. now I am having some live concerts of chittibabu- which I play when I want. A great son of Mata saraswathi.
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submitted on October 9, 2014 12:17 AM EDT
Name: Prashanti
Email Address: prashantilaw@yahoo.co.in
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Comments: We grew up listening to his music. Even today when we hear his melodious rendering tears roll down. He is was and will be the greatest and one and only Chittibabu garu
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submitted on October 6, 2014 2:38 AM EDT
Name: Sarada Purna Sonty
Email Address: saradasonty@gmail.com
Web site URL: www.sapna25.com, wwwdrsaradapurna.com
Comments: SAPNA had the previlage of conducting a National Tour in USA for Dr. C ChittiBabu arranging concerts in 36 cities , in five months duration. "Sri Kala Purna" SRI Foundation 1995 Title adorned Great Veena Maestro . Extraordinary experiences .. unending.. very endearing..
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submitted on September 19, 2014 12:39 PM EDT
Name: Sanjeeva
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Comments: Chittibabu's veena recital stirs and mesmerizes not just musical lovers, but spiritual seekers who seek ever lasting happiness.
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submitted on May 21, 2014 4:05 AM EDT
Name: Kokkonda Surya Subrahmanyam
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submitted on February 11, 2014 4:58 AM EST
Name: Radhakrishnan Pattabiraman
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Comments: Undoubtedly Dr. Chitti Babu is the world's greatest Veena artist of our days.
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submitted on January 15, 2014 12:31 PM EST
Name: T.Radhakrishna
Email Address: rthommandra@yahoo.com
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Comments: Once I attended his concert at Govt. Arts College, Aanntapur, my alma matter. Since then, I have been an ardent fan of the music of Chittibabu. I am a layman in the field if veena music. Yet, I regularly enjoy the music of Chittibabu, in all times, haappy times and disturbed mind even. Thanks for good presentation
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submitted on November 23, 2013 5:58 PM EST
Name: Madhusudhan
Email Address: trmadhusudhan@gmail.com
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Comments: Sri Chittibabu has always been my 'Manasa guru'. I was inspired to learn Veena after I heard him in one of the concerts in Bangalore in the 70s.Though i'm a dotor by profession, now settled in the UK, he is still very fresh in my memory. My only regret is (like many others) is,I could not learn from him. Despite my busy schedule as a doctor in the UK, I still offer my prayers to my guru whenever I practice. May his soul rest in peace and his divine grace bestow us.
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submitted on November 20, 2013 6:21 PM EST
Name: Tejasvi Parupudi
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Comments: Divine experience where raagabhaavam is experienced so it transforms you.
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submitted on November 9, 2013 12:54 PM EST
Name: disciple white
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Comments: life is momentus.great my colleagues!
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submitted on November 7, 2013 5:54 PM EST
Name: Tony le Blanc
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Comments: While travelling in India many years ago I was blessed to encounter, by chance, the music of the wonderful Dr. Chitti Babu. His music has been a source of great joy to me since and began an interest in Indian music which continues to this day. Tony. Republic of Ireland
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submitted on October 12, 2013 11:54 PM EDT
Name: Narasimhan Ramachandran
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Comments: Oct/13/2013: Very happy to remember Dr. Chittibabu garu on his birthday. Whenever I listen to his music, I get transformed to a different world. I cannot explain it with words. It is a divine experience. I have not got trained formally in music. I have attended his concert only twice, first in 1971 in Pattukkottai near Thanjavur. In that small town, there were hundreds of people, laymen like me, enjoying his music when he played in a marriage in a landlord's family. Next, in 1990, in Hyderabad organized by the Dept of Culture for Navaratri. His train was delayed by 10 hours! He came straight to the auditorium from the Railway Station and started playing the veena! God is greedy to listen to his music all by Himself. :) Narasimhan R Hewlett Packard (HP) Houston, Texas, USA.
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submitted on October 11, 2013 10:55 PM EDT
Name: Narasimhan Ramachandran
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Comments: Remembering Sri. Chitti Babu garu on his birthday (Oct/13). I started listening to Carnatic music with his music in 1967. Narasimhan R, Houston, Texas, USA.
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submitted on May 31, 2013 10:22 PM EDT
Name: Gautham
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Comments: I am so glad you have done this website. I grew up listening to Chittibabu's veena. I am now introducing it to my son.
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submitted on March 25, 2013 3:27 PM EDT
Name: umasram
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Comments: i was listening to a youtube video from Canada where 108 people were playing Veena - ENglish Notes from Shri. Chitti Babu sir; I would really like to get the notations and play myself.. can you please help?
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submitted on February 21, 2013 11:06 PM EST
Name: Ramana Gadiraju
Email Address: rgadiraju@ct-onics.com
Web site URL: www.ct-onics.com
Comments: Love his music. Nice of you to raise awareness in this world of ours today, where out of sight is out of mind.
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submitted on January 2, 2013 11:43 AM EST
Name: Pavan Kumar T S
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Comments: Am very happy to have found this site. Please add the songs so that fans can download/buy them :)
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submitted on November 5, 2012 5:25 PM EST
Name: MG CHANDRAKANTH
Email Address: mgchandrakanth@gmail.com
Web site URL: www.toenre.com
Comments: During my childhood, I was a regular listener of Vainika Chttibabu veena over AIR Bangalore. I cannot forget sudhamayee, and the swarakakali which he played with Pandith Ravishankar in the UN. They are still ringing in my ears. I have also attended his kacheris in Bangalore, Sheshadripuram high school. I never knew Vainika's passing away. He and his veena were both handsome.
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submitted on November 3, 2012 10:27 AM EDT
Name: Dileep Srinivasan
Email Address: Dileepsri@gmail.com
Web site URL: www.dileepsri.com
Comments: Wonderful website. Keeps the momories of the maestro so alive. I have heard so many of his concerts, he brought life to the sacred instrument of Veena. In fact, i would wait and wait for his rendering of Vedam, which was always played last. That ending had a very nostalgic effect on me, so he gets remembered every time vedas get referenced.
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submitted on September 6, 2012 12:52 PM EDT
Name: C.S.Radhakrishna(n).
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Comments: In the year 1964 during mylife at Delhi i heard a jugalbandhi programme of Emani Sankara SastiriGaru and veena entered my heart.Within a couple of years i attended a programme byDr.Chittibabu at Coimbatore and from then onwards i became his ardent fan.My joy knew no bounds when i could chat a few words with him during a train journey in 1968.The melody of his veena style is eternal.
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submitted on September 5, 2012 3:11 AM EDT
Name: Vanishree Shivakumar
Email Address: mailshadowfax@yahoo.com
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Comments: I Remember attending his concert when I was about 10 years old , in coimbatore ... His music brings a lot of joy to me still, and his brilliance shines like a bright star .. celestial music it was, and still is, and will be.. I am grateful for his veena and music. Thanks for putting up this site.
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submitted on August 26, 2012 3:47 PM EDT
Name: Anand
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Comments: Chitti Babu was and remains my introduction to classical music. I just finished listening to his recording made by my late grandfather from 1969. Mr Babu visit Rourkela, Orissa in 1968 nd my mother took me to that concert.
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submitted on August 26, 2012 3:39 PM EDT
Name: Anand
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Comments: Chitti Babu was and remains my introduction to classical music. I just finished listening to his recording made by my late grandfather from 1969. Mr Babu visit Rourkela, Orissa in 1968 nd my mother took me to that concert.
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submitted on August 14, 2012 6:09 AM EDT
Name: Manickam
Email Address: manickanathan@ymail.com
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Comments: i am a sincere admirer of Maestro Chitti Babu sice my child hood. I used to listened his rendition from AIR and I started to get the affinity in Veenai like this. Still I have been listening and enjoying all of his renditions and off course I created collection his all works. Thanks for such an opportunity to share my thats about the great veena maestro of our time Shri ,Chitti Babu.
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submitted on July 25, 2012 3:38 AM EDT
Name: ST
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Comments: Please Continue to refresh and populate this website. It is a worthy undertaking and he is my favorite Veena Player such a delight to listen and watch
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submitted on July 9, 2012 1:15 AM EDT
Name: muni
Email Address: galmu01@gmail.com
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Comments: I am a big fan of Maestro Chitti babu garu....Every String of Music brings great comfort to the soul....I am happy to see this site...
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submitted on June 20, 2012 9:11 AM EDT
Name: Thirumurugan Pillay
Email Address: pillaytheo1@gmail.com
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Comments: I must say...his music has touched my heart..and always comforts and inspires me. Regards, Thiru Pillay Johannesburg South Africa
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submitted on May 1, 2012 2:35 PM EDT
Name: stuart
Email Address: stucarrepair@gmail.com
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Comments: Great site ,devoted to a man of a Truly different ,yet traditional sound.
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submitted on March 14, 2012 1:48 AM EDT
Name: USHA KR
Email Address: manasvini65@gmail.com
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Comments: Though I do not have the opportunity to learn under Shri Guru Chittibabu I am learning through his disciple Mrs Sudamani Rengarajan... I am blessed .... Guru I missed you in this life surely I will meet you in my next life...
How did you hear about this site? Because I love Dr chittibabu

submitted on February 17, 2012 3:01 AM EST
Name: Sudhamayi
Email Address: Sudhamayi.o@gmail.com
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Comments: I'm a great fan of Sri Chitti babu garu.I developed interest in playing veena, only after watching his videos. It's good to see this website. It would be great if it can be updated on a regular basis. Sudha
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submitted on February 7, 2012 3:39 PM EST
Name: subbaraju arava
Email Address: subbaraju.arava@gmail.com
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Comments: I really appriciate your noble intention and hard work to let know the world about this great artist. Keep up the good work.
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submitted on January 28, 2012 1:26 PM EST
Name: Saravanan
Email Address: sss
Web site URL: www.shadjam.com
Comments: http://shadjam.com/?p=878. Sir playing Mariveredikkevaraiyya Rama.
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submitted on January 26, 2012 11:24 AM EST
Name: Saravanan.
Email Address: sss
Web site URL: www.shadjam.com
Comments: The green color of this site hurts the eyes after few minutes. Please visit www.shadjam.com for re living sirs concert moments. Regards.
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submitted on January 14, 2012 1:18 AM EST
Name: ananthan
Email Address: ananthan.ca@gmail.com
Web site URL:
Comments: Great soul stirring strings
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submitted on September 27, 2011 11:54 PM EDT
Name: KRISHNAMURTHY SHANKAR
Email Address: anandam1966@yahoo.in
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Comments: Really great to hear in detail about a vainika. Self hailing from vainika family born to Brahmashri Thirukokarnam Veenai Krishnamurthy Iyer(1942 Sangita Bhushanam of Annamalai University and disciple of Veenai Gomathy Shankara Iyer and descendent of Karaikudi Sambasiva Iyer. He is brother of Thirukokarnam Ramachandra Iyer)fortunate to be only a listener. However training daughter in the pursuit of Veena Music. Thanks a lot. We have heard about Chitti Babu Sir a lot during the life time of our father.
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submitted on August 27, 2011 3:52 AM EDT
Name: Prasadarao.sbv
Email Address: sbvprao@gmail.com
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Comments: Its my fortunate to know some thing about this great personality. In my childhood my father speaks about sri.Chittbabu gari veena. Now i got more information. thank you very much for the information and also request you to learn how to get the classic albums.
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submitted on August 24, 2011 12:38 AM EDT
Name: Nate Rabe
Email Address: ajnabi1957@gmail.com
Web site URL: http://washermansdog-ajnabi.blogspot.com/
Comments: Just discovered Chitti Babu...wonderful music. Thanks you!
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submitted on August 21, 2011 8:53 PM EDT
Name: Venkat
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Comments: Thanks for putting together this site!
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submitted on July 28, 2011 11:36 AM EDT
Name: eswarudu.g.s
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Comments: after along time iheard the musings of gtreat musician and full of bliss filled in my heart
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submitted on June 28, 2011 11:26 AM EDT
Name: Dr. S V Srirama Rao and Surya Prabha
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Comments: Hi Pandu, It is really a wonderful tour browsing through the information provided in the website. Hope you will succeed very shortly in your endeavor of listing more and more details about the ‘Veena Maestro’ Dr. Chittibabu. We consider ourselves to be very fortunate enough to have his affection and blessings for nearly three decades. With all best wishes and blessings
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submitted on May 19, 2011 6:34 PM EDT
Name: Voleti Venkata Subba Rao
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Comments: priyamayina sayee- Sangeetha- Sahityaalu tana netradwayam gaa vilasille challani talli aa Saraswathi Devi.Aame ku hastha bhooshanam "VEENA".Mana Chittibabu gaarini Saraswathiputrulu gaa manam bhaavinchavachhunu. -Yemante vaari hastha bhooshanam koodaa 'VEENA" kanuka.Tana Inti peru tho kaakundaa 'Veena' Chittibabu gaa aayana saardhakanamadheyulu- Jagatprasiddhulu.Chittibabu gari abhimanulaku- oka amoolya kaanuka meeru aarambhinchina ee website. Abhinandanalu.
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submitted on May 14, 2011 4:45 PM EDT
Name: B.MEGHASHYAM Mg Dir
Email Address: software.park@hotmail.com
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Comments: Dear Sirs, You are doing yeomen service to the Future generation of RASIKAS who are not so fortunate as ours to have sat and heard first when I was in sixth Standard in 1972 at RAJAJINAGAR RAMA MANDIR BANGALORE. SINCE THAT CONCERT I AM A DIVINE COMPONENT OF SWAMY AND EVERY DAY WE WEEP FOR SUCH GREAT MUSICIANS SHOULD BE "CHIRANJEEVI" MEANS THEY SHOULD HAVE BEEN HERE AS LONG AS SUN AND MOON EXIST. VERY SORRY TO LEARN THAT GURUMAATHA ALSO EXPIRED RECENTLY. MAY GOD BLESS YOU ALL AND WE SHALL DO OUR BIT TO REVERBERATE THE LEGACY OF THE CHITTI BABU VEENA'S SOUND EFFECT WHICH CANNOT BE BROUGHT ABOUT BY ANY ONE ELSE. Mr SUNDAR HIS DSCIPLE PLAYS TO 96% ACCURACY AND THE BASS EFFECT OF CHITTI BABU VEENA IS ITSELF A "GANDHARVA ASHAREERA VAANI" FROM HEAVEN. WE ARE FORTUNATE TO HAVE LIVED IN THEIR TIMES WHICH IS OUR "OLD JANMA SUKRUTHA" AND WE SPONSOR MANY CARNATIC CLASSICAL CONCERTS WHICH IS A "SQUIRRELS SEVA" TO LORD RAAMA, AND REMEMBERING BHADRACHALAM AND GODAVARI RIVER NOW IN OUR MINDS WE GET TEARS!!! THANKS AND REGARDS B.MEGHASHYAM 293/10 14 A CROSS VYALIKAVAL MALLESHWARAM NEAR CHOWDAIAH MEMORIAL HALL, MALLESHWARAM, BANGALORE 560 003 PH 98450 82680 98440 69341
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submitted on May 14, 2011 4:41 PM EDT
Name: B.MEGHASHYAM Mg Dir
Email Address: software.park@hotmail.com
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Comments: Dear Sirs, You are doing yeomen service to the Future generation of RASIKAS who are not so fortunate as ours to have sat and heard first when I was in sixth Standard in 1972 at RAJAJINAGAR RAMA MANDIR BANGALORE. SINCE THAT CONCERT I AM A DIVINE COMPONENT OF SWAMY AND EVERY DAY WE WEEP FOR SUCH GREAT MUSICIANS SHOULD BE "CHIRANJEEVI" MEANS THEY SHOULD HAVE BEEN HERE AS LONG AS SUN AND MOON EXIST. VERY SORRY TO LEARN THAT GURUMAATHA ALSO EXPIRED RECENTLY. MAY GOD BLESS YOU ALL AND WE SHALL DO OUR BIT TO REVERBERATE THE LEGACY OF THE CHITTI BABU VEENA'S SOUND EFFECT WHICH CANNOT BE BROUGHT ABOUT BY ANY ONE ELSE. Mr SUNDAR HIS DSCIPLE PLAYS TO 96% ACCURACY AND THE BASS EFFECT OF CHITTI BABU VEENA IS ITSELF A "GANDHARVA ASHAREERA VAANI" FROM HEAVEN. WE ARE FORTUNATE TO HAVE LIVED IN THEIR TIMES WHICH IS OUR "OLD JANMA SUKRUTHA" AND WE SPONSOR MANY CARNATIC CLASSICAL CONCERTS WHICH IS A "SQUIRRELS SEVA" TO LORD RAAMA, AND REMEMBERING BHADRACHALAM AND GODAVARI RIVER NOW IN OUR MINDS WE GET TEARS!!! THANKS AND REGARDS B.MEGHASHYAM 293/10 14 A CROSS VYALIKAVAL MALLESHWARAM NEAR CHOWDAIAH MEMORIAL HALL, MALLESHWARAM, BANGALORE 560 003 PH 98450 82680 98440 69341
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submitted on April 26, 2011 5:23 AM EDT
Name: Roberto Musci
Email Address: octandre@tiscalinet.it
Web site URL: www.rmusci,com
Comments: The Veena master of love in music
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submitted on April 20, 2011 12:35 AM EDT
Name: Gayathri
Email Address:
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Comments: I remember listening to the great maestro's music at the Subbarao's Ramanavami festival in Coimbatore, Tamilnadu as a kid. Truly amazing times. Years have gone by and I am in Canada now. I was trying to see if I can download any of maestro's music on the web, when I accidentally got into this site. It was wonderful to learn about the life of this great musician. Good job with the website.
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submitted on February 25, 2011 10:21 PM EST
Name: Ram Katravulapalli
Email Address: murthyram2000@gmail.com
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Comments: Namaste: " Endaro Mahanubhavulu, Andariki Vandanamulu" It is nice information about Sri Chittibabu Garu. My uncle Sri Katravulapalli Veerabhardara Rao used accompany Sri Chittibau as Mridangam artist. I had life chance of touching feet of Sri Chittibabu when he visited our house at Narsapuram, WG Dt. AP. I was a teenager at that time and remember pleasant personality and regarded our family member as Saraswati Putrulu himself. I had rare opportunity to touch Sri Chittibabu Gari feet during the visit to our house. Since then I became fan of Sri Chittibabu Garu. I have just few of the several our his recordings his priceless music and often listen then. Recently I digitized audio cassettes to mp3 so that I won't lose the cassettes. If any one has more collections and want to share with me, please let me know. Even Sri Chittibabu Garu not there among us, he is alive and among us via his priceless music. Regards Ramana Katravulapalli.
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submitted on January 27, 2011 7:29 AM EST
Name: sekhar Basavaraju
Email Address: sekhar.basavaraju@gmail.com
Web site URL:
Comments: Hi. I am Sekhar Basavaraju s/o B.L. narasimha Rao of Vijayawada. Veena chitiibabu garu is my uncle. he is relative of my father. I am staying in chennai right now. I would love to meet your family once but i do not have your contacts with me. We all members in my family admire at chittibabu mamayya's achievements and the way he has mastered the veena. I think he desire much more recogniion than what he has. if possible please contact me over 9940667639. I want to collect all his music videos and distribute to all my family members..
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submitted on January 9, 2011 11:50 PM EST
Name: Sarma Cherukuri
Email Address: cvsvs@yahoo.com
Web site URL:
Comments: My beloved Sri Chittibabu is Na-Bhootho Na-Bhavishyathi!
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submitted on December 25, 2010 9:23 AM EST
Name: Vidya
Email Address: vidya1087@gmail.com
Web site URL:
Comments: Thanks for this wonderful website in memory of musical genius ChittiBabu garu.Would be extremely happy if you provide links where we can download his albums.
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submitted on October 30, 2010 12:19 PM EDT
Name: SUBRAMANYAM B.
Email Address: bsubramanyam51@gmail.com
Web site URL:
Comments: I remember the first time I chanced upon listening to the recital of Dr. Chitti Babu on AIR in the late sixties. I was instantly impressed at the gentleness and smoothness of the naada of his veena. I hadn't come across another so tender. Haven't yet come across another that is so tener. Subsequent renderings that I listened only further reinforced that impression, and I became one of the countless who adore his music. His recorded music is a collector's delight. He died a bodily death but he lives in my heart always.
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submitted on October 29, 2010 4:06 AM EDT
Name: lalitha machiraju
Email Address: vlalithar@gmail.com
Web site URL: http://www.youtube.com/user/Suswarasubbulakshmi
Comments: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3WDBvJE-KgE
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submitted on October 12, 2010 5:36 PM EDT
Name: Dr Madhav(Madhu)
Email Address: rajendramadhavb@yahoo.co.nz
Web site URL:
Comments: sayee, to tell who I am , its better for u to ask ur mother Devi garu!! I am the son of Malathi Padmanabha Rao. To mention ur dad's name is to say Everest is Big, ur Dad is gr8er than Everest! We met regularly for a few decades on and off stage and he was a genius. I remember all my visits to ur house. His affection and care for all humans is beyond compare. He treated Life and put Life to Non Living things! He is the Brahma Incarnate, not only Saraswati Putraha.I have a 100+ incidets in my mind about Nanna garu. I remember the wedding of ur parents in Himayat Nagar
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submitted on October 12, 2010 4:23 AM EDT
Name: Sirisha Ambatipudi
Email Address: sirisha_2000@yahoo.com
Web site URL:
Comments: Sayee garu, I fell in love with veena when I accidentally (call it providence!!!) listened to "kowmari Gowri" By Sri Chitti Babu garu. I was just 14 yrs at that time... Thanks for giving rare insight into the great Maestro's life. Sri Chitti babu garu is my "Manasika Guru" I am eager to know more about him and his works...Keep up the good work!! Regards
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submitted on October 5, 2010 6:36 AM EDT
Name: Dr. Vaidyanathan
Email Address: vaidyvv@yahoo.co.in
Web site URL:
Comments: What can I write about this Mahanubava! I heard him play in early 70s when I was a small boy. Even in the small towns of Kerala Chitti Babu and his Veena was popular!Just wonderful to know that a web-site is created on this great vainika. Best wishes.
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submitted on September 22, 2010 11:55 AM EDT
Name: Anand
Email Address: copyandy@yahoo.com
Web site URL:
Comments: Sir, I listened to this maestro's music as a young kid and recently remembered this again... wanted to know the whereabouts of this great artiste... thanks for the site... Good also to learn that someone so intimate close to him has developed this site...
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submitted on August 26, 2010 3:45 AM EDT
Name: suprotim mukherjee
Email Address: suprotim@yahoo.com
Web site URL:
Comments: A long time ago, I had heard a piece by chitti babu and orchestra. i think the piece was called "the rains". Can anyone please direct me to an mp3 version of that mindblowing piece?
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submitted on August 10, 2010 1:11 PM EDT
Name: Radha Srinivasan
Email Address: radhasri12@yahoo.co.in
Web site URL:
Comments: One of the first LPs in Carnatic music I listened as a 5 year old was indeed Chitti Babu garu's masterpiece. I enjoyed dancing to the notes of Ranjanamala and Ullasini. He was the Krishna to this Radha! His untimely death is indeed an irreplaceable loss. But his music lingers on and on in our heart and soul!
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submitted on August 8, 2010 3:14 AM EDT
Name: Prof. Oopali Operajita
Email Address: oopali@yahoo.com
Web site URL: http://www.oopalioperajita.com
Comments: I enjoyed browsing through your website. I am a great admirer of the late Dr, Chitti Babu, and had the privilege of dancing and inaugurating Utsav '77 in Bhopal, in which Dr. Emani Sankara Sastry participated. I hope Dr. Chitti Babu's students continue to disseminate the maestro's impeccable and passionate style of playing.
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submitted on July 25, 2010 4:52 PM EDT
Name: TV Rao
Email Address: tv.rao@comcast.net
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Comments: Chittibabu was my brother's classmate at Ramakrishna High school when we lived there. He was in Minneapolis, USA and I was amazed when he recognized me from twenty feet away as TR's brother! Absolutely the best veena music even for an ignorant one like me.
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submitted on July 15, 2010 3:47 PM EDT
Name: S.. KRISHNAN
Email Address: sivadaskrishnan@hotmail.com
Web site URL:
Comments: It was a great feeling to read so much about dear Chitti Babu whom I enjoy listening to. Proud to have been a neighbor to the great Artiste at 11, Shivaji Street (side portion) and know the entire loving family. I carry the good memory of sleeping as an escort to the family for few times when he was on tour!
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submitted on June 26, 2010 1:52 PM EDT
Name: P.Ananthanarayanan
Email Address: cdmguide@gmail.com
Web site URL:
Comments: A very good start. Try to add some of his performances / concerts . Thanks
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submitted on June 24, 2010 4:46 PM EDT
Name: Manjari Kuntimaddi
Email Address: manjarimakaranda@yahoo.com
Web site URL:
Comments: Sayee, I apologize for my late response. I absolutely love this tribute to your dad. I see some of the other folks have beaten me to it, I would love to get a chance to listen to his music. I bought a few of his CD's after I got here. I could have my friends here listen to it.
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submitted on May 20, 2010 11:25 PM EDT
Name: saraswathi
Email Address: write2sara@yahoo.com
Web site URL: ensembleofragas.org
Comments: dear sayee - please put some mp3 music even as i am browsing the site....ranjanimala would be great!
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submitted on May 14, 2010 3:00 PM EDT
Name: Kirti Surya
Email Address:
Web site URL:
Comments: Sayee, thanks so much for putting this wonderful website together. What a pleasure to learn more about the wonderful person we had all come to admire. Looking forward to more updates. Take care and regards to the family.
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submitted on May 13, 2010 2:41 PM EDT
Name: Rajeti Venu Gopalam
Email Address: vechuga@rediffmail.com
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Comments: I was/am an ardent fan of Dr. Chitti Babu. I was always amazed to listen to him. I met him personally at his residence at Kakinada in 1975 and I was astonished for his simplicity and informal way of receiving a fan. I identify his playing of veena just listening to a few beats. I have little knowledge of music. God gave the ears to listen the music only. I had most of his LP albums which have become now unusable. But I preserved those records in my computer and CDs.
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submitted on April 18, 2010 4:58 PM EDT
Name: Ramaprasad Iragavarapu
Email Address: prasad_irag@yahoo.com
Web site URL:
Comments: I do appreciate the efforts behind putting this web site together. I am looking forward to the web links for Sri Chitti Babu gari presentations and performances.
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submitted on March 31, 2010 8:30 AM EDT
Name: santoshi
Email Address: santoshinaropanth@gmail.com
Web site URL:
Comments: I started listening to him since my tender age,after reading this website n going thru some links ..jus tears rolled out..feel like so much attached to the playing.which sounds divine.thanks so much for the site
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submitted on December 28, 2009 11:26 AM EST
Name: s.saradhambal
Email Address: ssyogini@gmail.com
Web site URL:
Comments: my humble pranams to gurugaru my manasiga guru but i did not met him but i want to be his sishya to learn veena but not . now i want to learn about him and meet to you in person in chennai pls tel me ur address
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submitted on December 14, 2009 6:40 AM EST
Name: koteshwara rao chiruvolu
Email Address: koteshwararao@live.com
Web site URL:
Comments: mahaniyuniki padabhivandanamulu.
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submitted on November 29, 2009 6:50 AM EST
Name: Vijay
Email Address: vijjichander@gmail.com
Web site URL:
Comments: Hi, Thanks for the information you have provided about Shri Chitti Babu. I had the Privilege of listening to him a few times in Hyderabad. His music still resonates in my head and I still have some of the LPs that my father had purchased in my collection. All the best for the site and hope you keep updating it with new information. best of luck and warm regards
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submitted on September 8, 2009 10:03 AM EDT
Name: Pawan Manepally
Email Address: pawanms@gmail.com
Web site URL:
Comments: Good beginning, a befitting tribute to the great maestro, who deserves a website in his honour. I have had the fortune of attending many of his concerts in Bangalore. he is just irreplacable, we miss him deeply. I grew up listening to ranjanimala on my grandpa's HMV.. But his music is timeless, will live in everyone's memory forever.. Kind regards Pawan Manepally
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submitted on August 1, 2009 5:40 AM EDT
Name: badrinath
Email Address: badrinath.baddepudi@gmail.com
Web site URL:
Comments: nice tribute to gurugaru
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submitted on July 9, 2009 2:53 PM EDT
Name: Parth
Email Address:
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Comments: Very nice website. I have listened to Sri Chittibabu since childhood. Some of my favorites are his renditions of Bantureethi and RTP in Kharaharapriya - only a genius like him could have played like that.
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submitted on May 6, 2009 1:19 PM EDT
Name: Satish .V. Dulipati
Email Address: satish@dulipati.com
Web site URL: www.dulipati.com
Comments: Dear Sir, You have done great justice to the divine music of your father through this website. Please continue on improving this website to the best of your ability for posterity. I have no knowledge/background in Carnatic Music. But hearing your father play veena makes me cry from my soul. I am sad that when I was young living in T.Nagar I missed an opportunity to place my head at his feet. You are so blessed and virtuous to have such a musical genius as your father. One must thank technology for leaving us with a veritable treasure of his works. In spite of being unconnected to him I miss him so much in physical form I can understand how much his family must be missing him. I am sure he is enthralling God even now playing the veena. With Pranams
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submitted on April 16, 2009 1:59 AM EDT
Name: BENURI SAILAJA
Email Address: bvd_a@yahoo.com
Web site URL:
Comments: it was a superb walk down the memory lane. please update the site with all available photographs of the maestro.
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submitted on April 13, 2009 1:48 AM EDT
Name: Sateesh
Email Address:
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Comments: Dear Ranga, It was a pleasure going through this site. Thanks for making the effort to start this lasting compilation of Dr. Chitti Babu's contribution to the field of Music and Veena. We look forward to the ongoing updates. Regards, Sateesh
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submitted on April 5, 2009 12:38 PM EDT
Name: Hanu & Padmaja
Email Address: h_tenneti@yahoo.com
Web site URL:
Comments: Creating a website is indeed a great thought. How much ever we write about you father it would be still be too less. Hoping that you will be able to develop this into a complete encyclopedia on your father. All the best on this great endeavor. Our continued support would always be there with you.
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submitted on April 5, 2009 5:03 AM EDT
Name: valli
Email Address: challavalli@yahoo.com
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Comments: Pandu, Thats a great tribute and a wonderful expression of love and respect you have for your father.I am very proud to have been related to such a renowned artiste and wish you all the very best in all your future endeavours to update the site.I would like you to mention regarding his better half too, like you mentioned about his early childhood. Cheers Valli
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submitted on April 5, 2009 4:45 AM EDT
Name: valli
Email Address: challavalli@yahoo.com
Web site URL:
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submitted on April 5, 2009 12:24 AM EDT
Name: Chitra and Krishna Shastri
Email Address: kshastri23@yahoo.co.in
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Comments: Dear Pandu, Well done, cousin! You've taken on a mammoth project, one that requires continuous and long-term effort, which you are clearly well capable of. With your affection for your father, knowledge of music (which we were not aware of), research-oriented nature and phenomenal memory, you are your father's ideal biographer. We hope that you will be able to include audio clips of your father's most popular renditions as well as lots of photographs! Best wishes, Chitra and Bablu
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submitted on April 4, 2009 4:49 PM EDT
Name: Pavan and Padmaja
Email Address: pavan1512kumar@gmail.com
Web site URL:
Comments: Excellent job annaya/bavagaru! We beleive that this will make many music lovers and fans of Dr.Chitti babu garu extremely happy and delighful with all the information regarding HIM available in one place. This ultimately will serve as a unique library to one and all and also for the generations to come. Furthermore, this also reunites and rejuvenates all those wonderful memories everyone had/has/having with this great personality and that makes it ever-green.
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