Forever Singing, Forever smiling
True to his name
BalaMurali has merged into Lord Krishna.
Vowels and consonants laced with honey
A song in every breath
Raga in every step.
Dressed the Pancharatna’s in Saptha Swara
Paying homage to ‘Endaro Mahanubhavulu’
On the stage of ‘Jagadananda Karaka’.
When he sang ‘Nannu Paalimpaga’
One could see Sri Rama came walking to him
Clouds melt into tears of rain listening to him.
His shouldering of ‘Mile Sur Mera’
Created an anchor for a generation
Soared on the wings of Tagore’s Gitanjali.
Though we cannot see your ‘Nagumomu’ any more
Your voice will remain in our being
Ever inspiring us, for generations to come.