VENKATACHARYA K.

VENKATACHARYA K.

In the afternoon, Bhaskara Raju of Tadepalligudem, along with two other performers: P. Satyam and K. Venkatacharya enacted part of the Telugu musical narrative Burra Katha. Bhaskara's brother, Ramabhadra Raju, accompanied them on the tabla, and Ramabhadra's son, B. Satyanarayana Raju, played the harmonium. In the eight years since they had begun performing this ballad-drama depicting Baba's life, this was their 153rd performance and their fourth before Baba. In the play, interspersed between the songs, Venkatacharya asked "inane" questions about Baba (such as, "Why doesn't he talk?) and one of the others gave a reply. At the end, Venkatacharya said, "Now that I have heard so much about Meher Baba, please take me for his darshan." Bhaskara Raju then led him by the hand to Baba and said, "This is Avatar Meher Baba!" Baba and everyone present enjoyed the play very much.