He wasn't quite 30 when I first met him. He wasn't quite 50 when he breathed his last. Some of my happiest moments were the Little Soldiers composing days. And the music director, Sri, was the magical creator of that joy along with Seetharama Sastry.
He had created many unforgettable melodies. Many, but not quite enough to justify his immense talent. He had much more to give. The heart yearns for all those unsung songs. And misses his buoyant voice.