Video of Raja Thatha telling a story to his grand daughter
(With a humble request from Thatha to send it to as many homes with little children as possible)
Once upon a time there was a boy called Raja in a small hamlet called Chelakkara in Kerala. His infanthood was spent in hearing stories mainly from his father and so many mamas and Mamis in the village . As soon as he started reading, he became an voracious reader. His father used to subscribe to a Tamil magazine called Ambulimama and Raja read those stories with lot of interest. Possibly when he was about ten years old he started telling stories to other children. The children of the village used to flock around him to hear his stories. He seemed to have an inexhaustible collection of stories with him. Fate decided to take him to Secunderabad for school studies,. He became initially an avid reader of all the folk tales, Vikramadhithan Kadhai, Madanakamarajan kadhai , Brihath kadha manjari and later hundreds and thousands of novels . When he visited his village during vacation , he was in great demand for telling stories, Raja Anna became , Raja Mama , the story teller to his nephews and his cousin brother’s children .He continued this with his children and then to his grand children. Soon Raja Mama became Raja Thatha and his darling daughter Mrs.MeeraVenkatesan made him write all the stories he remembered and created an extremely popular web site. Possibly Raja Thatha was becoming old and so his daughter Meera wanted to him to leave his treasure of stories in the spoken form to his children , his grand children and to the very large number of admirers and fans as an invaluable inheritance . The first of the stories has been uploaded as a video. More will follow. I am sure each of them will accept this great treasure with joy and shed tears of joy .Rajja THatha wants to thank Meera who made it possible and Yamini for acting as a listener. I hope all of you would enjoy seeing it and then show to your children and also recommend it to your friends.