Yesudas, who revealed that he had broken his own rule of not attending any events on a day he had a concert only for ‘my Balu’, mentioned that they were one and the same. ‘We are ekam, not dwaitam. We came through music, and she is the blessed mother for us. He always mentions that he hasn’t learnt music, but he shouldn’t say that. He has learnt through various births and has reached a very high position now. Everybody knows that he is a great singer, and that is because of the blessings of Goddess Saraswati,’ he praised.
Interestingly, Yesudas revealed that the day was also his star birthday, and marvelled at the coincidence of SPB paying his respects on the same day.
He also narrated an incident that happened in Paris where they had gone for a concert. ‘After the concert, we found out that there was no food at the hotel. I thought, ‘What’s going to happen if I miss one meal; after all, I’ve lived without food for three days in my early days,’ and retired to my room. Later, I heard a voice calling out ‘Room service’ outside my door. I opened the door, and Balu was standing there with rice and rasam for me. I will never forget that meal, and I do not think any meal can give me that satisfaction. That is the care he has for me,’ he recalled.