It was a wonderful event I have ever participated in my 7 year association with the SPB FANS CHARITABLE FOUNDATION since 2006. I'm yet to come out of the nostalgic moments of the evening.
More than a tribute, it looked like a festival of thanks giving to the Late Sri PBS. I was spellbound to see the parade of musicians one after the other...starting from our
1. SPB sir
2. MSV sir
3. Ilayaraja sir
5. Vani Jayaram Mam
6. SP Sailaja Mam
9. Srilekha Parthasarathy
10. SP Charan
11. T L Maharajan
17. Mrs & Mr. Y.G.Mahendran
18. Mr. Vasanth (Vasanth TV)
along with lot many budding play back singers.
It was overwhelming to see our SPB sir in wheels...he played the role of the CAPTAIN of the ship and was ensuring every celebrity was attended personally by him. It was enjoyable to watch our Sir enjoying his best upon PBS sir's songs been sung by upcoming singers.
The organisers had decorated a chair with PBS sir's shawl and the turban thereby giving an impression to the audience as if the Late Legend is seated. It is mentionable here that this Event was organised when Shri PBS was alive and it's an ironical fact that the same was been converted to a Tribute. The idea behind this Felicitation Event was of Shri SPB's.
All super hit solos & duets of Dr.PBS were sung by celebrity film singers followed by launch of the book "Pranavam" .
SPB vs. PBS.:
Celebrities recorded their feelings about PBS in an Album. I was fortunate to note SPB Sir's note:
"No 'Prathivadi' to him
and he was never 'Bhayankara'
We will never miss him.
He lives with his melliflous voice
and 'melodius' heart -
LONG LIVE PBS
There cant be a better ode to the Poet (PBS), whom (the organisers earmarked) had penned more than 2,50,000 songs all in eight languages (Telugu, Kannada, Tamil, Malayalam, Urdu, Hindi, English & Sanskrit).
May the Universal Almighty bless PBS sir's soul to rest in peace. The Tribute organised for Kalaimamani Dr P.B.Sreenivos fetched cheers, happiness & contentment upon every participant's heart on being present on such a rare and great occasion.
People said PBS had never hurt anyone but only been to his best to one and all. Same was proved in the event organised to bid farewwll to him. It had never hurt anyone but blessed the 'rasigas' hearts with contentment, contentment and only contentment!
On behalf of the Fans Foundation, Balu sir felicitated Webmaster & Mr. Seshadri on stage with a bouquet of flowers and gave his modest feedback in mike, that his webfans are doing great things silently.
Long Live PBS.