G's favorite song

Sridhar Basavaraju (ghantasa@gwis2.circ.gwu.edu)
Wed, 15 Apr 1998 08:55:54 -0400 (EDT)

I remember a few years ago when the TANA conference was held in Chicago,
P. Susila and Ramakrishna along with Jikki were touring america.  one of
the stops was Washigton DC where ramakrishna, with tears in his eyes
recalled how some 30 years earlier G had asked ramakrishna to sing a song
which was G's particular favorite.  the song was the morose and saddening
"brathukantha baadhagaa, etc etc"  Now, it is possible that G had many
favorite songs.  He did dominate telugu music for nearly three decades and
in the process sand thousands of songs of which many, I am sure, had some
particular importance to him.  However, Ramakrishna said that this one had
specific importance to G.  

  Cry without weeping          
  Talk without speaking       
  Scream without raising your voice