In ever loving memory of Late "Veena" Maestro Dr. Chitti Babu

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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
Email Address: ssprabha2008@gmail.com
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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
Email Address: voleti306@gmail.com
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.
How did you hear about this site? I was browsing the net for inf. on this great master.

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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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!
How did you hear about this site? While surfing to know about his birth date

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
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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!
How did you hear about this site? By sheer coincidence of Luck !

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
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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:
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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.
How did you hear about this site? Just searching the web

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
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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
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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
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submitted on April 5, 2009 12:24 AM EDT
Name: Chitra and Krishna Shastri
Email Address: kshastri23@yahoo.co.in
Web site URL:
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
How did you hear about this site? From Pandu

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.
How did you hear about this site? Pandu Bavagaru

submitted on April 4, 2009 11:14 AM EDT
Name: M S Jayaraman
Email Address: msjay@vsnl.com
Web site URL:
Comments: Sri Chittibabu was an absolute genius!His quotable quotes " U are SIC without M-melody" is so true!He personified Melody!He had the Saraswati Kataksham ad he was truly larger than life! This site is a great tribute to theVeeena Legend!
How did you hear about this site? From Sayee, the creator of the site

submitted on March 29, 2009 1:37 AM EDT
Name: DANIEL RAJU
Email Address: danielraju1@yahoo.com
Web site URL:
Comments: Great Job Pandu
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