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.