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Posted by on Jun 14, 2011 in Podcasts, Songs, Specials, TG Roundup, మోహనమురళీ గానలహరి (MMGL)

A Tribute to Sri Ghantasala (Special MMGL)

*** This special about  Sri Ghantasala was broadcast four years ago as Fathers Day special. I am reposting this so as to bring it back to focus on the occasion of Fathers day on June 19, 2011 ***

This special tribute to Sri Ghantasala, the Maestro, was first aired on June 14, 2007 as Father’s Day special. In this episode I profiled Sri Ghantasala as a person and as an inspiration for youth. Later this episode was repeated twice, either in full as in part. Presented in this podcast is only the portion on Ghantasala. I consider this tribute to be one of the best shows I have ever done.

[Updated: 2010-06-10: It is three years since I have done this show. Last week during the live show, Hunumantha Rao emailed me this:

Hello Mohan Gaaru

నేను చాల కాలం నుంచి మీ షో వింటున్నాను. నేను మీరు ప్లే చేసే పాటలు కన్నా మీ వ్యాఖానం వినడం కోసం తొరి వింటాను. మీరు గతం లో చేసిన  ఘంటసాల నివాళి ప్లే నాకు చాల ఇష్టం. నేను జీవితం లో  గతి తప్పుతున్నాను అని అనిపించినప్పుడు మీరు ఘంటసాల గురుచి చెప్పింది వింటాను. నాకు కొద్ది కాలం కిందట  alexandria   varginai లో job వచ్చింది. ఫస్ట్ జాబు
ఘంటసాల సాంగ్ ప్లే చెయ్యగలరు.

I was very touched by this feedback. I felt proud and happy. After all, in Ghantasala’s own words “An artist’s life is fulfilled when the art touches and makes a difference in people’s lives.” I am not an artist – I just shed light on a great artist from a different angle. But the above e-mail made me feel like an artist myself. Thanks, Hanumantha Rao Garu!

First Broadcast on TeluguOne Radio: 2007-06-14, Updated 2010-05-10

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  1. Fabulous program Mohan Garu.. Thanks a lot for doing such a great program.

  2. Very inspiring and touching. I have always know Sri Ghantasala garu as a legendary singer. After listening to this program my respect for him has grown more. Truly inspiring and it tells if you dream and strive to achieve it everything will fall in place. Your commentary is very nice, I have become fan of your programs and will spread the word. Keep up the good work sir.

  3. Very well said about great singer and father. Right podcast for Fathers Day. Thanks Mohan Garu.

  4. Very motivational and excellent presentation. Thanks!