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Day 72: Something to preserve from the pages of treasure : 8 (Bhagyalakshmi)

Book cover: Google Images
Book Title: Swarabedhangal
Author: Bhagyalakshmi
Publisher: LITMUS, DC Books, Cochin
Edition:1st ed., (2012)
Genre: Autobiography
Status: Yet-to-read (Will read soon!)
Quote: Part from the introduction. I do not have the book with me and could not find any quotes online. These lines are just about how she wrote this book. Her language is simple and from what I have read, the lines so beautifully take you on her journey (the couple of pages, I read).

"ആദ്യമായി മതൃഭൂമി ആഴ്ചപ്പതിപ്പിൽ എന്റെ ലേഖനം അടിച്ചു വന്നപ്പോൾ അതിന്റെ പ്രതികരണം അവിശ്വസനീയമായിരുന്നു. ഞാൻ ആരാധിച്ചിരുന്ന പല സാഹിത്യകാരന്മാരും എന്നെ വിളിച്ച് അഭിനന്ദിച്ചു. അത്യധികം ബഹുമാനിക്കുന്നു എന്നു പറഞ്ഞു അഴിക്കോട് മാഷ്‌ തലയിൽ കൈവെച്ച്  അനുഗ്രഹിച്ചു. കുറേകൂടി വിശദമായി എഴുതണമെന്നു പറഞ്ഞു. ബാലചന്ദ്രൻ ചുള്ളികാട് ഫോണിൽ വിളിച്ച് നിശബ്ദനായി നിന്നു. കരച്ചിൽ വരുന്നു എന്നു പറഞ്ഞു വെച്ചു...........ആരുമില്ലെന്നു കരുതിയിരുന്ന എനിക്കു ലോകമെമ്പാടും ആരൊക്കെയോ ഉള്ളതുപോലെ.എങ്കിൽ എഴുതാമെന്നുറപ്പിച്ചു."

This is the translation of the malayalam lines from the book.

"The very first time when my writing got published in Mathrubhoomi weekly, I couldn't believe the feedback and reception I received from the public and many great writers. Every writer and literary figure that I admired, called and wished me. They also mentioned that they were proud of me. Azhikode (master) sir blessed me in person. He asked me to take it up further and elaborate it. When Balachandran Chulikaad called to wish, he was speechless and he was moved beyond words. .......For a person who thought had no one in this world, now seemed like I have a lot of to call as my own around this world. So, I decided to write....." 

I love being a voice-over artist (it was a childhood dream) It is one of the hardest and interesting profession. I love giving voice-overs to cartoon characters ! I remember that as a child, I have had this passion to play with my voice - sing, act like a news reader, record stories, or do voice-overs! It was always a fun time activity. The author of this book, Bhagyalakshmi is one of the most popular and accomplished voice-over artist in Malayalam film industry. I have always loved her, and her voice and movies just resound in my thoughts. For those who have not watched many Malayalam movies, try watching 'Manichitrathazhu' movie. Shobana, the one for which she won the National Award was dubbed by Bhagyalakshmi. This book is her autobiography.So, I have been waiting to read this one. I have not yet found a chance to find the copy (could not find it online). I hope to pick it up during my next India trip. 
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