"GEM" From Rayalaseema
- Chaya &
Chittaranjan, Hyderabad, AP, India
may have not born with a silver spoon, but has inherited golden virtues from a
noble parentage. He had a great spark and excelled in education both in India
and abroad under great teachers. He faced difficult times during his early days
in US, which taught him to adapt his professional skills to suit the changing
times. The support received from his wife Smt
Prabha garu, was indeed remarkable and gave him fulfillment to his
soon became role models to many Andhras, who are settled in US. They were the
reach out and extend a helping hand to many needy situations. Their bondage to
Indian roots are well known and virtually recreated Andhara Pradesh in America.
Simplicity and sharing qualities are the hall marks of "Kidambis" and
thus added value to their life through social service.
was a perfectionist and his professionalism, punctuality and perseverance are
well known.as a founder member of Telugu Fine Arts Society, New Jersey, he was
the lifetime Editor of "Telugu Jyothi" and immensely contributed to
the cause of Telugu Literature. His daughter Usha's wedding and his Grandson
Srinath's cradle ceremony celebrated at
Hyderabad show his love for Indian roots and traditions.
garu devoted her spare time in teaching Carnatic Classical Music to several
students and rendered great service in the promotion of fine arts in US since
1982. We always stayed at their New Jersey home, which hosted many literary and
cultural personalities. Their affections and simple life style made us feel at
Kidambis recent visit to India was a pilgrimage to
south Indian temples and a fond farewell to all his friends and relatives. On
my persuasion, Sri Kidambi purchased a house at Jubilee Hills and became my
immediate neighbor, which was converted in to a nursery of hundreds of plants.
The fruit bearing and Flower plants greet us every morning reminding of the
taste of Raghunath's kind deeds and the fragrance of his friendship.
compliments to TFAS for bringing out a Special Issue of "Telugu
Jyothi" and for giving us an opportunity to convey our sentiments and
kindest memories of this unforgettable personality.