Its been almost a week since I ve blogged.. Life had been taking me through various turn of events. There was this screening process going on for malavaadi’s actors, a few channel interviews, a lot of traveling through the length and breadth of kerala and the shocking demise of gireesh puthenchery.. But more than all this, what shook me up the most is the death of my music teacher, Sri. Balan Master – a great man behind all the name and popularity that I ve been gifted with!!
I joined “THE INSTITUTE OF MUSIC, TELLICHERRY” when I was in 3rd std. I went there till 9th. I should say I was a horrible student, like many other boys of my batch. We were a bunch of pranksters. Music institute was like a hang out place for all of us. It was just Balan master’s effort, because of which, many of these pranksters including me, gave a try in singing.
His voice would reverberate in the hall with such wonderful feel that u cannot help singing along.
This singing along is what shaped the singer in me.. If there is a little bit of feel or emotion in my voice today, its because of this great man..
I went to his house a couple of days back. Everything was over then. His two sons, Roshin [one of my best friends] and Sachin were there. We spoke for a long time. Roshin told me that he is going to take “the institute of music” to greater heights. He said he wanted to make his father proud. I felt so happy when I heard that. We all should make our parents proud. While parting, Roshin and I, decided upon doing a tribute show for Sri. Balan Master. After malarvaadi’s release, that’s the day I am looking forward to, now..
“Institute of music” is not just an institute for music. Its much much bigger than that for so many students like me..
I can still feel Balan master’s voice, reverberating in the hall, with its classic feel!!!