SEEKING PERFECTION

On Nov 14, 1952, Sri. Jawaharlal Nehru’s birthday was celebrated at the Guindy Raj Bhavan, Chennai and she performed before the then President of India Dr. Rajendra Prasad. When she sang ‘Chetashri Balakrishnam’ composed by Shri. Muthuswamy Dikshitar, Dr. Rajendra Prasad was moved by her rendering and was in tears. He requested her to sing the song for him once again. He appreciated her Sanskrit diction and asked her to split and pronounce the words for him, which she did. DKP fondly recalled this incident with pride.

ChethaSriBalakrishnam