"A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops."~ Henry Brooks
Sudha's Guru Padma Bhushan Dr. M.L.Vasanthakumari is very much in the helm of affairs in Sudha's musical life yesterday, today and everyday. She believes strongly that her Guru continues to be with her in soul and spirit, overlooking, guiding and blessing and it's with humility that Sudha dedicates all her awards and accolades received thus far, at the feet of her beloved Guru.
It was by the grace of the Almighty that Sudha came under the tutelage of Dr. MLV and she can never stop the spontaneity in expressions when she speaks of her Guru in her concerts or in any of her interactions with her rasikas, the media, with peers in profession, or simply to her family at home. The gratitude gushes out and the wealth of learning that she has inherited, which is now manifesting in carving a separate identity for herself, is always a treasure that she will cherish, a blessing that is so close to her heart.”
"Music knows no you and me. It belongs to everyone who sings." Call it her ultimate tribute to her Guru, over the years, Sudha has been actively involved in teaching the nuances of the classical notes to the generation next. Sudha also plans to start her own 'Sangeetha Gurukulam' to provide vocal music training to continue the rich musical heritage that her Guru always believed in.
Guru Dr. MLV, again, had inherited a vast knowledge and treasure trove from her Guru the great GNB, whose birth centenary celebrations commenced on 6th January 2009 and culminated on 6th January 2010. It was Sudha's privilege and honor to have lit the kuthuvilakku to commence the centenary celebrations of her Grand Guru.