When I think of my father, I think of …….
His profound knowledge in Carnatic
Music, although he had no formal learning of the same. He could play couple of
instruments, like Harmonium, and during my childhood, he used to play the
harmonium and make me sleep. In radio, it will be continuously Carnatic music
concerts, and we were trained to identify the raga. He was the one who arranged
for my Veena learning and motivated me.
My father was interested
in several subjects, English, Maths, Physics, Logic, Astronomy to
mention a few. From a remote village in South, from a family of uneducated
people around, he went to Madras to pursue his higher education. He was well
versed in writing poems in English. He was a very knowledgeable person.
He was a very respected and popular Maths teacher, and I am sure I inherited that interest from him to take up teaching as a career.